AirPort Express

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  • 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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
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    • 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

      258 of 286 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

      107 of 112 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

      139 of 176 people found this useful

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

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Airport Express Extends Nicely!

      Bought this little item to provide better signal strength on the second floor of my house. Have a 3TB Time Capsule in the basement as my primary router / WiFi r Bought this little item to provide better signal strength on the second floor of my house. Have a 3TB Time Capsule in the basement as my primary router / WiFi radio. Received the new Airport Express from Apple today (2 days after ordering), unboxed it, took it upstairs with my iPad Pro, plugged in the Airport Express in my front bedroom which is now our TV room / Den. Then I followed the instructions to set it up as en extender to my existing WiFi. That took about 5 minutes and it worked perfectly. Now we have max WiFi strength (3 bars) on the second floor. It was wavering between one and two bars before. Next I went down to basement and booted up my MacBook Pro laptop and brought up the Airport Utility app. There was my new Airport Express showing underneath my Airport Time Capsule in the main window. But it had a little red "1" beside the Airport Express so I touched that and a little note came up said there was a Firmware Update available. So I clicked on it. It failed part of the way through. So I clicked on the update button again. This time it successfully downloaded, prepared, and installed the firmware update (7.6.8). Then it took about 2 minutes to restart the new Airport Express (having a yellow dot during the process). Finally the yellow dot turned to green and it said complete. I'd say the entire setup is very straightforward and easy to perform. I can only hope this new device gives me as reliable and trouble-free service as has the Time Capsule (now going on about 3 years old).

      • Written by Charles M from Sykesville

      Is this review useful?Airport Express Extends Nicely!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Done after 1 year

      It does not work after only 14 months. It seems that it is a problem know with the power.

      • Written by Jeremie F from Las vegas

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Done after 1 year

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor connection issues

      I have used all generations of the airport express and they have been reliable. This one, however, is a different story. I'm using this router as the Pace r I have used all generations of the airport express and they have been reliable. This one, however, is a different story. I'm using this router as the Pace routers that AT&T provide are terrible, specifically the 5268AC. Bridging this unit with other routers is fine. The issue is that the signal keeps dropping. This is not a distance issue where the router is too far ( the router is 10 ft away.) There is either a hardware or firmware issue (7.6.8) that is causing it to state that the airport express was "previously part of your network" and can no longer be found. I know it's not the Pace router since I am still able to access it via ethernet. Apple, you need to fix this issue because your router is basically garbage if it intermittently drops the network. It's not that hard to put a firmware patch. For now, I would stay away from this airport express, get the previous generation, or penny up for the Airport Extreme.

      • Written by Brian M from Brea

      4 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor connection issues

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