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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 61 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (46)
    • Reliable connection (42)
    • Fast (38)
    • Fast connection (35)
    • Secure connection (34)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up (7)

    Best Uses

    • Home network (40)
    • Small networks (15)
    • Large networks (6)
    • Home (3)
    • Small office (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (44), Low bandwidth user (11)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (43), Business (14)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (44), 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.

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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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                          5.0

                          Better than ever

                          By SD Mark

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Reliable connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network
                            • Small Networks

                            Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                            I ordered this new Airport Express to replace my very old one whose power supply had died. I like the new design. Got it up and running as an extension of my existing network and playing Airtunes over it within 5 minutes!

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

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                            5.0

                            Another great apple product

                            By thefotog

                            from Wild West KS.

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Fast Connection Speed

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All of the Above

                              Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                              Get the airport utility (free from the app store)and this is as easy as cake to make work. It's fast small and another awesome Apple product. Some reviews say it's a pain to install but I had zero issues. If your thinking about getting one, don't think any more.... Buy it.

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

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                              3.0

                              Not as easy as Apple or Yamaha wants

                              By Cw

                              from Eastern NC

                              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:

                              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.

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

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                              5.0

                              As good as the its bigger brother

                              By Chris

                              from Chris, Suwanee, GA

                              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:

                                I have been using this router for about a month now. It works as good as its big brother Airpot Extreme 5th generation. It has 1 extra port and is 100Mbps but that is fine with me. I put a 4 port switch at the end of it and got plenty of connections now. Range is great almost as good as its bigger brother. It has been working flawlessly, great range, very fast, I stream 3 laptops at once, no problem. Highly recommended if you need something compact.

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

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                                5.0

                                As Usual, Apple is Great

                                By Deb

                                from Alexandria, VA

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast
                                • Reliable connection
                                • Secure Connection

                                Cons

                                • Takes Some Time To Set Up

                                Best Uses

                                • Home network

                                Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                                We were having trouble with our combo router/wifi D-Link unit from Verizon. My MacBook pro just kept losing connectivity and we have a really small condo. I learned that the combos aren't always so great. I'd had an old Apple Airport and never had this problem so I decided it was worth a try. Verizon helped us turn their router/wifi D-Link into a bridge. After a little fussing around with passwords (my MacBook was the only one not communicating with my Verizon, so I don't know whose fault that was--we just created a new password and reset the Mac Pro, the iPads, the iPhones and the Dell--that is the only real pain) we got it working. So, alas, there was still about a 4-5 hour time usage over a few days to get everything right between Apple and Verizon, but now it is smooth sailing, including better Pandora to Jambox connection (thank heaven!)

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

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                                5.0

                                Truly Whole-House Networking Now

                                By Pacer Guy

                                from Indianapolis

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home network

                                  Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                                  I previously used a 2 router/repeater DD-WRT set-up for my whole house coverage needs, but would have to manually connect to one or the other networks depending on what location in the house I was in. With the Airport Express Base Station and my Airport Extreme, switching from one unit to the other is a seamless, automatic, totally unnoticeable process that works flawlessly every time. Couldn't be happier with my set-up now!

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

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