The affordable, all-new redesigned Apple AirPort Express makes it easy to set up and manage a secure home Wi-Fi network from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n automatically provides the fastest connections available for your Wi-Fi-enabled devices. AirPlay lets you wirelessly play your iTunes music on your stereo or speakers. And a USB port for your printer lets you wirelessly print from any computer in your home.
Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, easy setup, and wireless streaming from your iTunes library (view larger
- Easily set up your Wi-Fi network using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.
- Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n delivers the fastest connection for your devices.
- AirPlay lets you play your iTunes music wirelessly through any stereo or speakers in your home.
- Print wirelessly from any computer in your home.
- Safely and securely connect to Wi-Fi from any device.
Easy Wi-Fi Setup Using iPhone, iPad, or Mac
With AirPort Express, getting your new Wi-Fi network up and running is quick and easy thanks to a setup assistant built into iOS and in AirPort Utility for OS X. And if you use a Windows PC, you can download AirPort Utility for free.
As soon as you plug in your AirPort Express Base Station and connect it to your DSL or cable modem, you can follow the simple instructions on your computer or iOS device. There are no complicated steps to follow and no obscure terminology to learn. The setup assistant does all the work, so you don't have to.
Wirelessly Stream iTunes Music to Your Speakers
AirPlay takes the music from the iTunes library on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and sends it wirelessly to any stereo or speakers in your home. Simply connect your speakers to AirPort Express using an audio cable (sold separately). Then, using iTunes on your computer or the Music app on your iOS device, choose which speakers you want your music to play on.
If you have more than one AirPort Express connected to speakers, you can play the same music from iTunes on your Mac or PC on all your speakers at the same time. Already have a Wi-Fi network in place? Use AirPort Express to add music streaming to its capabilities and create a whole-house musical experience.
Extend an Existing Wi-Fi Network's Range
If you already have a wireless network in your home and want to extend its range, AirPort Express can help. Just place it in range of your primary base station--an AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule, or another AirPort Express--and near the area where you want your wireless connection. Launch the easy-to-use AirPort Utility app on your iOS device or Mac, and you're mere minutes away from long-range Wi-Fi enjoyment.
Simultaneous Dual-Band 802.11n Wi-Fi Networking
AirPort Express lets Wi-Fi-enabled devices connect to your network on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands. Which means every connected device automatically uses the best band available for the fastest possible performance.
USB port for connecting a printer, audio jack for connecting speakers.
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.
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 (requires compatible printer and OS X v10.2.7 or later, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7).
What's in the Box
AirPort Express Base Station; printed documentation; power cord
- Wireless protocols: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
- Compatibility: Interoperable with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n-enabled Mac computers, iOS devices, Apple TV, Windows-based PCs, and other Wi-Fi devices
- Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise; Wireless security (WEP) configurable for 40-bit and 128-bit encryption; MAC address filtering; NAT firewall; 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST; time-based access control
- Ports: Two Fast Ethernet ports (10/100BASE-T); one USB 2; 3.5mm audio minijack (analog/optical digital)
- Number of users: 50
- Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches