AirPort Express

Get help buying. or call 1-800-MY-APPLE.
  • Overview

    Featuring a compact design, AirPort Express supports simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. Set up your wireless network quickly and easily using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Create a network just for guests. Stream music to any room in the house. And print from any room in the house, too. All with fast wireless technology.
    Learn more about AirPort Express

    image.alt.pdp-airport-setup

    Easy Wi-Fi setup using iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

    Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Express and create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Or use the built-in AirPort Utility on your Mac. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

    image.alt.mobile-overview-airexpress-2012-dual-band

    Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n.

    AirPort Express lets Wi-Fi-enabled devices connect to your network on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands. Which means every connected device automatically uses the best band available for the fastest possible performance.

    image.alt.pdp-air-play-badge

    Stream music with AirPlay.

    AirPlay takes the music from the iTunes library on your computer or iOS device and sends it wirelessly to any connected stereo or speakers in your home (audio cable sold separately). Play music on one set of speakers — or if you have more than one AirPort Express connected to speakers, play your music from iTunes on all of them at the same time.

    image.alt.pdp-airport-share

    Print wirelessly from any room.

    On the back of AirPort Express is a USB port that’s made for your printer. Just plug it in and instantly it’s like having a printer in every room. And since AirPort Express works with Mac and PC, everyone in the house can take advantage of one centrally available printer.

    image.alt.pdp-airport-security

    Compatibility and security.

    AirPort Express is compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n specifications. So no matter what Wi-Fi device you’re using, it will work with AirPort Express. AirPort Express also features a built-in firewall to protect your network from malicious Internet attacks. The firewall is automatically turned on, so you don’t have to do a thing.

    image.alt.pdp-guest-network-badge

    Create a guest network.

    Set up a separate Wi-Fi network with a separate password just for your guests. Simply enable the guest networking feature, and your guests can access the Internet but not other parts of your primary network, such as your computers, printers, and LAN-attached hard drives.

    What’s in the Box

    AirPort Express

    Printed documentation

    Power cord

    Tech Specs

    Ethernet

    USB

    System Requirements

    Setup and Administration

    iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility

    Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.3 or later and AirPort Utility 6.1

    Mac with OS X v10.5.7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1

    PC with Windows 7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1

    Shared Printing with a USB Printer

    USB printer

    Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

    Wireless Device Access

    Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n specification

  • Apple TV Models

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Wireless Extender

      Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals. Not really totally happy Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals. Not really totally happy with old airport express's performance so I thought I would try new new Airport Express. All I can say is wow. Positioned new express between area where the old two expresses were. Now my speed in either of the corners of the house where the old airport express's were has nearly doubled. Best $100 I have spent for awhile. Because of form factor, also looks cool sitting on table. This new express basically replaced the two older airports and increases download speed. Whats not to like? Highly recommend if planning on using it to extend wireless network.

      • Written by David J from West Des Moines

      307 of 345 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Wireless Extender

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love this little miracle worker

      We have Xfinity service and it has been a hassle since we moved to our new home, which is a older and does not have a great flow for technology. We have been t We have Xfinity service and it has been a hassle since we moved to our new home, which is a older and does not have a great flow for technology. We have been through so many routers that I was about to give up all together. I finally decided to give this tiny little item with the big price tag (in my world)a try. It was simple to set up and most importantly powerful. Our biggest issue was the amount of items would cause some items to drop off or a lot of time no one was able to connect at all. We would reset our router at least 4 times a day on average. With 2 iPads, 3 kindles, 4 cell phones, 2 computers, apple tv, and 3 game systems it never seemed to work out for us. Now with this little miracle worker everyone is connected all the time with no issues. We have had it set up for a week and I haven't reset it once. I am so happy that I could just dance.

      • Written by Jayde N from Memphis

      142 of 152 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love this little miracle worker

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Simplicity and Complexity all-in-one-place!!!

      This Express knocks the previous version from the curb to the next city!! Way to go Apple!!! If you need a wireless device to extend your current network, this This Express knocks the previous version from the curb to the next city!! Way to go Apple!!! If you need a wireless device to extend your current network, this thing is hands-down the best device on the planet right now!!! Setup took 30 seconds, maybe a minute!!! Works flawlessly with all 10 devices we are connecting to the Wi-Fi... even our flatscreen TV can now see & play the shared iTunes file on our network drive!!!

      • Written by Mark R from ROYSE CITY

      168 of 209 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Simplicity and Complexity all-in-one-place!!!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works as expected

      Decided to give this 5 stars after reading other bad reviews. The product works as expected for me. I was able to extend my home network to my basement. (Kee Decided to give this 5 stars after reading other bad reviews. The product works as expected for me. I was able to extend my home network to my basement. (Keep it mind that I'm tech savvy thus I can solve any problem that comes up. I think that most people are not really thus they just give the product a bad rating saying that it does not work. I had some problems with it like: it not having a valid IP address or have a self assign IP address or have not DNS servers but the fixing it was easy. I usually google the problem to get my fix.)

      • Written by Sebastian J from Washington

      Is this review useful?Works as expected

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      AirPort

      perfectly perfect

      • Written by Sebaydin A from Berlin

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?AirPort

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Make your own AirPlay speakers

      With many speaker manufacturers no longer making AirPlay compatible speakers, the AirPort Express is a great way to make your own AirPlay speakers! I have two A With many speaker manufacturers no longer making AirPlay compatible speakers, the AirPort Express is a great way to make your own AirPlay speakers! I have two AirPort Expresses and use them in different rooms exclusively for AirPlay. I have each AirPort Express connected to a decent set of computer speakers that are always on and connected to the AirPort Express. When configured as an AirPlay receiver, you just select the device from iTunes or iOS device and playback starts. I am thinking about buying more to expand my AirPlay network.

      • Written by Andrew P from Tuscaloosa

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Make your own AirPlay speakers

  • Answers from the community