Apple Airport Express
Go from out of the box to online, fast.
With AirPort Express, getting your new Wi‑Fi network up and
running takes less time — and less effort — than making a cup
of coffee. That’s because a setup assistant is built into iOS and
into 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.
1. In Wi‑Fi settings, tap your AirPort base station to set up your network.
2. Select Create a New Network, give it a password, and tap Next.
3. Now you’re connected to your new network. Tap Done and you’re up and running.
Manage your Wi‑Fi network from your
iOS device or Mac.
Once your network is set up, AirPort Utility for iOS and OS X
lets you manage and monitor it from your iPad, iPhone, iPod
touch, or Mac. Your AirPort Express — along with other
AirPort base stations you have connected — appears graphically
onscreen, so you can see your settings at a glance, make
changes, apply updates, and more.
Get the best connection for
each of you devices
High‑performance 802.11n in a double dose.
AirPort Express supports simultaneous dual‑band 802.11n Wi‑Fi.
That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices
use, they’ll automatically connect to the best available band for
the fastest possible performance.
Extend an existing Wi‑Fi network’s
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, AirPort 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.
Let your favorite artists play
every room in the house.
Play iTunes music on 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.
Try AirPlay‑enabled speakers.
AirPlay on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch lets you
play your music wirelessly on any third‑party
AirPlay‑enabled speaker. No cable or dock necessary.
Send to printer from anywhere
in your home.
Print without wires.
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. Wirelessly, of course.*
Compatibility and security
A safer online experience for all
Get online safely and securely.
AirPort Express includes a built‑in firewall that creates
a barrier between your network and the Internet,
protecting your data from malicious attacks. When
you set up AirPort Express, the firewall is automatically
turned on, so you don’t have to do a thing. Except
enjoy the web with peace of mind.
Put out the Wi‑Fi welcome
mat for guests.
With the guest networking feature, you can
set up a separate Wi‑Fi network just for guests.
Use a different password or no password at all.
A guest network allows access only to the Internet,
so your primary network, including your printer and
any LAN‑attached devices, remains secure.
Connect to Wi‑Fi from
Mac. PC. iPhone. iPad. Apple TV. Really, any Wi‑Fi‑enabled
device you have will work with AirPort Express. That’s
because it’s compatible with devices using the
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n specifications.
Go the wired route if you want.
AirPort Express includes a 10/100BASE‑T Ethernet
LAN port for fast wired connectivity with a desktop
computer, network drive, DVR, or other device. And
if you need more than one port, just connect an
Meet the entire AirPort
AirPort Express makes it easy to set up or extend a
wireless network anywhere. Need more speed? AirPort
Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi. And for automatic
wireless backup of up to 3TB of data, choose AirPort Time