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Apple Airport Express Base Station

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Product Highlights
  • Simultaneous Dual Band 802.11n / Wi-Fi
  • Easy Setup from iPhone, iPad, iPod
  • Extend Wi-Fi Range
  • Supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz Frequencies
  • Plays iTunes on Any Speaker
  • Wireless Printing

Now whole-house networking of all your Apple devices is available with the Apple AirPort Express Base Station. This simple but powerful network device can perform a variety of tasks - from wirelessly controlling your printer, to extending an existing Wi-Fi network's range, to listening to your music library from any speaker in the house.

Like most Apple products, the interface is simple yet elegant. Setting up your wireless network is so easy your kids could teach you to do it. Simply go to Wi-Fi settings, tap your network, give it a password, and you're done. It's that easy. Once you're on, you can manage your network from your iOS device or Mac computer. You can see settings at a glance, make changes, and apply updates.

The AirPort Express also features dual-band 802.11n and Wi-Fi support. This means it transmits at the two frequencies you will most likely use - 2.4GHz, which devices like the iPhone utilizes, and 5GHz, most commonly used by devices like the iPad and Mac. It is also compatible with older setups that use 802.11a/b/g.

But the AirPort Express isn't done showing off. You can also attach a printer to the USB port on the back of the unit and wirelessly control all print functions from anywhere in the house.

Security conscious users will appreciate the built in firewall, and the ability to set up separate Wi-Fi networks just for guests, leaving your data safe and secure.

Looking for a simple, one-stop solution for all your network needs? Look no further than the Mac AirPort Express. Its ease of use and networking power make it the right choice for Apple users.

Dual Band 802.11n and Wi-Fi
The two most commonly used frequencies can be accessed from the same unit - 2.4GHz for your iPhone, and 5Ghz for your iPad.
Easy Setup and Administration
Setup is a snap - or a tap - and administration can be done through your iPhone or iPad (or Mac). Everything is connected through a seamless interface.
Plays iTunes on Any Speaker
Stream your music library through any set of speakers in the house - using an audio cable sold separately. After attaching the Airport Express Base Station, you can then use iTunes on your computer or your iOS device, and choose which speakers you want your music to play on.
Printing Power
Set up a printer through the USB port, and then print from anywhere in the house. Stop looking for cables and connections with this wireless print device.
Base Station
Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Data Rate 802.11n: 600 Mbps
Frequency Range Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Channel Support Channels 1-11, 36-48, and 149-165 approved for use in the United States and Canada
Channels 1-13, 36-64, and 100-140 approved for use in Europe and Japan
Channels 1-13, 36-64, and 149-165 approved for use in Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand
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
Antenna Internal
Operation Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Transmitted Power 20.5 dBm maximum / varies by country
Power Over Ethernet None
Ports 10/100BASE-T Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL modem, cable modem, or Ethernet network
10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN port for connecting a computer, Ethernet hub, or networked printer
USB 2.0 port for connecting a USB printer
3.5-mm audio minijack for analog or optical digital sound4
General
System Requirements Mac:
Setup and Administration from an iOS device:
An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and the AirPort Utility app

OS X Lion v10.7.3 or later and AirPort Utility 6.1
OS X v10.5.7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1

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

Shared Printing with a USB Printer
A USB printer
A Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later

PC:
Setup and Administration from an iOS device:
An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and the AirPort Utility app

Windows 7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1

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

Shared Printing with a USB Printer
A USB printer
A PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP1), or Windows 7
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Input current: 0.2 amp
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 3.9 inches x 0.9" / 98 x 98 x 23 mm
Weight 8.5 oz / 240 g
Apple Airport Express Base Station
  • Power Cable
  • Software CD Rom
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    AppleAirport Express Base Station
     
    4.5

    (based on 67 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (50)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (50)
    • Reliable connection (45)
    • Fast (40)
    • Fast connection (38)
    • Secure connection (35)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up (7)

    Best Uses

    • Home network (43)
    • Small networks (16)
    • Large networks (6)
    • Home (3)
    • Small office (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (45), Low bandwidth user (14)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (46), Business (15)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (48), PC (10), Other (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I still like the old form for travel

    I still have the original Airport express and it's chugging away nicely. I moved into a new apartment with very bad wave propagation so I got this extend the range. I use a 3GB...Read complete review

    I still have the original Airport express and it's chugging away nicely. I moved into a new apartment with very bad wave propagation so I got this extend the range. I use a 3GB time capsule (also a very cool router) as my main router. The elegance of an Apple product is hard to deny. I plugged in this router. Launched the airport utility. It automatically sensed a new airport. It asked me if I wanted to create a new network or if I wanted to extend my existing (something sadly the old airport express doesn't do) et voila! It was connected to my existing network in about 2 minutes. So headache free!

    A couple of selling points over the old version. You can now extend an existing network rather than just join. It supports 2.3 and 5ghz simultaneously.

    I originally purchased an time capsule because I like that the backup capabilities (although I wish Apple would let you set the interval for backups, I don't need to backup continuously). Additionally, I needed more than a single ethernet port for 2 network printers and an NAS. If all I had was a single computer and a single printer this would have been my first choice.

    Now I just use my old unit to stream iTunes to my big stereo, or when I travel.

    All in all a great product. I purchased from B&H because unlike some other online retailers, they ship really fast, even if it's free shipping and their customer service if you ever have an issue is bar none the best.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as easy as Apple or Yamaha wants

    I bought this to use as the link between my LS9 mixer and the iPad app. Both Apple and Yamaha make you think its an easy plug and play. 4 hours later with a...Read complete review

    I bought this to use as the link between my LS9 mixer and the iPad app. Both Apple and Yamaha make you think its an easy plug and play. 4 hours later with a networking guru who attends our church we were up and running. Once it was up it's been rock solid and penetrates the wall between the auditorium and the production room pretty good.

    Reviewed by 67 customers

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    3.0

    Airport Express Base Station by Apple

    By Clay

    from Atlanta, Ga

    About Me Low bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast Connection Speed

    Cons

    • Unreliable connection

    Best Uses

    • Small Networks

    Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

    Used to upload files within a studio environment.

    If you are close enough to station it works perfectly.

    The station does not function through our walls and is not very useful.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Iris

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Fast Connection Speed
    • Reliable connection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network

      Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

      the most simply setting up router! Easy to use!!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      i would buy this product again

      By iloz

      from New York City

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

        Absolute necessity for apple products

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Dynamite Product

        By HDH

        from NY

        Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

        Soooo easy to setup. Great product. Blazing fast wifi.
        All managed from iPhone utility.

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        5.0

        AWESOME product and service from BH

        By Sara

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Low bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basement Apartment Issues
          • Home network

          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

          This product works like a charm and fixed the range problems we were having for wifi signal in the apartment. Easy to install and setup and a quality product

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Super simple to setup

          By Spiep

          from Broomfield, CO

          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

          Bought this to extend my WiFi, connect the cable box to Ethernet and connect my Sonos system to play Apple radio. Plugged it all in, used the airport utility to setup. Took literally minutes with nearly no interaction on my part. Works great, very happy

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          5.0

          Works great

          By PB

          from New Milford, CT

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection
          • Secure Connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

              As with all Apple products, the AE is very simple to set up. My only glitch was the iPhone having a new interface to set up AirPlay. Being that the interface is totally different than on previous iOS versions, I was confused as to how to access AirPlay on my iPhone. Once I realized how that worked, it worked flawlessly.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Apple Airport Express

              By Jim @ almanid

              from North Carolina

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Connection Speed
              • Reliable connection
              • Secure Connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Networks

                Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                Works great. Set up for phone for business.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Solid Multitasking Performer

                By gadgetguy11

                from Lexington, KY

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Fast Connection Speed
                • Reliable connection
                • Secure Connection
                • Wifi Extender

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Home network
                • Large Networks
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                I use 9 of the Airport Express Base Stations to connect to Air Play devices throughout the house & outside of the house. Features optical digital out, so a high end device with it's own D to A converter can yield excellent audio. Also features 3.5mm analog out (using the same jack) for conventional audio. I add one of these to send audio to the B&W A7 by optical connection & maintain a flawless drop out free audio connection.

                Added benefit is that each Airport Express extends the WiFi, so you achieve 5 bars in every room!

                Also includes a USB output for wireless printer connection.

                Easy setup using Airport Utility. Using that Utility, you can see which device has which clients (iPhone, iPad, etc.), and as you move across the house, the signal is handed off to the strongest station!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Works like a charm!

                By sammy21

                from Middle TN

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Fast Connection Speed
                • Reliable connection
                • Secure Connection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                    Extended wireless network in my house. Also doubles for Airplay control for in ceiling speaker in master bath.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    It's Apple. (obviously it's great)

                    By HuskyMiller

                    from Atlanta

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • Reliable connection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                      It's small, it's stylish, comes with a long cord to the outlet, and is EASY to set up. The only issue I had was with B&H shipping: the font you are using on your shipping labels makes the numbers "6" and "8" look a LOT alike. It's very confusing and I can see how it caused the mailman to leave my package DOWN THE STREET AT THE WRONG HOUSE. After I wasted three hours on the phone complaining to FedEx and the Post Office who both INSISTED my package had been delivered to the correct address, I walked down the street and found it myself. The lesson: change the font -- and change the world.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By Diego

                      from Cuiaba MT Brazil

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Secure Connection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network
                        • Small Networks

                        Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                        Best product to use at office and home
                        Easy to use
                        Great signal
                        stable

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Airport Express

                        By Betser

                        from Summerland CA

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Fast Connection Speed
                        • Reliable connection
                        • Secure Connection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home network

                          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                          Allows us to use our wireless speakers and our Apple TV and access all Apple devices on one network...

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          Works

                          By dtingle

                          from lower alabama

                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable connection

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Set Up

                          Best Uses

                          • Home network

                          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                          Set up was not as easy as it should be, had to run through set up several times before it worked. After set up had to add antenna to computer so APE would see computer, It is only one room away. Range isn't as advertised. But now that it's working it works just fine.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Extends Network from Extreme

                          By sc

                          from La Quinta, CA

                          About Me High bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Fast Connection Speed
                          • Reliable connection
                          • Secure Connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Networks

                            Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                            Extends my network for Apple TV

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            3.0

                            Good sound but very short range

                            By Joseph Romatowski

                            from Seattle

                            Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                            I had planned to use this to stream music from my iPad to a Bose Wave radio via my home wifi network. It was easy to set up, and transmitted a high fidelity signal--but only when the Airport Express was in the same room with the cable modem. I had hoped to use it one room away, but at this distance there was significant signal dropout--an annoying clicking noise--that cancelled that idea. Bottom line--it works, but only over a short distance.

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                            5.0

                            The router does the job it is supposed

                            By Sally

                            from New York

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable connection
                            • Secure Connection

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Set Up

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network

                            Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                            It wasn't quick to set it up on my apple system and I don't know why. I brought it into the [*]store where they did something and when I connected again it worked well.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Great Product!

                            By MikeH

                            from Northern NJ

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Fast Connection Speed

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home network

                              Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                              Easy to install and my wifi works and my seconds fllor now.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Compact Wireless Router

                              By rlfortuno

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Fast Connection Speed
                              • Reliable connection
                              • Secure Connection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Networks
                                • Theater

                                Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                                I use this product with a touring theatre company. We have 2, one for a wireless sound network and one for our touring lighting console. Easy to set up, consistent functionality, and compact size make this product well worth the cost.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Apple Airport Express

                                By Spaxle

                                from Kansas

                                Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                                Anytime you can get a discount on Apple products I consider it a good deal. Although Apple products are over-valued, I've never been disappointed in their quality and customer support. The same goes for B&H Photo. They have always had the item I wanted in stock and they shipped as advertised.

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