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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Answers from the community
Can I use an AirPort Express to extend my existing wifi signal?
- Asked by JASON K from New Canaan
- on Jun 20, 2014
Yes, I just finished doing it about 5 minutes ago! I bought an AirPort Extreme and installed it as Yes, I just finished doing it about 5 minutes ago! I bought an AirPort Extreme and installed it as my WiFi network using the AirPort Utility on my MacBook Pro. Then I plugged in my Airport Express to a power socket upstairs at the other end of my house where I lose signal. The AirPort utility on my MacBook Pro recognized the Express and asked me if I wanted to use the Express to extend my existing network. I clicked yes...done! The whole thing took less than 10 minutes.
- Answered by Cameron G from Rogers
- on Nov 12, 2014
Can I use airport express to replace my existing netgear router as the only router in the house
- Asked by Paul B from Finchampstead
- on Mar 15, 2018
can I use the airport express with a time capsule?
- Asked by William L from Dundas
- on Dec 9, 2013
Yes, I extended both a 1st gen 1TB Time Capsule and a new (3rd gen) 3TB Time Capsule with an Airport Yes, I extended both a 1st gen 1TB Time Capsule and a new (3rd gen) 3TB Time Capsule with an Airport Express (2010 model). However, there was no noticeable improvement with download speeds in remote areas after I upgraded my Time Capsule. I will probably buy the new Airport Extreme assuming that there will be a better handshake between the (2) newer devices.
- Answered by Richard M from SAN FRANCISCO
- on Dec 10, 2013
Is the Airport Express Windows 10 compatible?
- Asked by Scott W from Huntersville
- on Jan 30, 2017
Can I use AirPort Express’s usb port to plug external HDD and have automatic wireless TimeMachine backups?
- Asked by DENIS S from Москва
- on Dec 13, 2017
No, the USB port is to enable AirPrint on a printer. Aux in enables AirPlay for any speaker.
- Answered by Brandon F from Cupertino
- on Dec 19, 2017
do I need airport extreme with airport express?
- Asked by Laurie M from Winnisquam
- on Sep 26, 2017
nope. they can be used independently
- Answered by Anthony R from New York
- on Nov 8, 2017