Apple Airport Express Base Station

Apple Airport Express Base Station Portable Wireless Base Station with AirTunes

Apple Airport Express Base Station Portable Wireless Base Station with AirTunes

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Ever wish you could wirelessly share your iTunes digital music collection from your computer or laptop with others via your home stereo sound system? Apple's Airport Express Base Station lets you do just that.

Easy to set up and use, this powerful but tiny device connects to your computer. You connect an audio cable from your stereo to the unit, and you're ready to go! The unit automatically detects the connection of your remote speakers; all you have to do is select the speakers in the pop-up list that appears at the bottom of the iTunes window and click Play.

AirPort Express also provides simultaneous wireless Internet access via your DSL or cable modem for up to 10 computers. Use Apple's Stereo Connection Kit for Airport Express to maximize the integration.

Wireless Connectivity for Your Music and Data
This handy little tool not only provides a wireless solution for listening to digital music on your home stereo speakers, but also doubles as a Wi-FI hub for up to 10 computers. Also lets you use it as a wireless printer hub. Compatible with both Windows (Wi-Fi Certified 802.11g) and AirPort Extreme-enabled Macintosh computers.
Several Ways to Connect
This item features multiple connectivity options: an Ethernet port for WAN connections, an audio port for connecting to a stereo and a USB port for connecting to a USB printer. The Ethernet port also doubles as a LAN connection. The audio port supports both analog stereo and optical digital audio.
Portable and Lightweight
It's hard to find a power-packed device like this that's so portable. There are no powercords, since the power supply is built in. It fits easily in the palm of your hand and weighs in at less than 7 ounces.
Store Multiple Profiles
This base station lets you store up to five profiles, allowing you to pre-configure your settings for various situations. For example, you might have one profile for using your base station at home, and another profile when you're tapped into a friend's Wi-Fi system.
Intuitive Music Player
Apple AirTunes interfaces intuitively with iTunes to let you play any music you want from your iTunes library. Automatically sensing when there is an AirPort Express Base Station with AirTunes on the wireless network, iTunes prompts you to play the music or other iTunes file. AirTunes then encodes and buffers the files, preventing skipping or delays during playback. Once the buffer is filled, AirPort Express sends the music through the audio port to the stereo.
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Apple Airport Express Base Station Portable Wireless Base Station with AirTunes
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    Interface 10/100BASE-T Ethernet WAN port (RJ-45 connector) for connecting a DSL or cable modem
    3.5mm mini-audio jack for analog or optical digital sound
    USB port for connecting a USB printer
    Apple power adapter
    Standards 802.11g
    Frequency Range 2.4GHz
    Data Rate Up to 54 Mbps for AirPort Extreme-enabled and other Wi-Fi Certified 802.11g computers (data rate depends on environment)
    Up to 11 Mbps for AirPort-enabled and other Wi-Fi 802.11b-enabled computers (data rate depends on environment)
    Channel Support Channels 1-11 approved for use in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Taiwan
    Channels 1-14 approved for use in Japan
    Channels 1-13 approved for use in other countries
    Security Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA)
    Wireless security (WEP) configurable for 40-bit and 128-bit encryption
    MAC address filtering
    NAT firewall
    Support for RADIUS authentication
    802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS
    Antenna Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Operation Distance 50 ft @ 54 Mbps
    150 ft @ 11 Mbps
    Transmission Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    General Attributes
    System Requirements Windows:
    Windows XP or Windows 2000
    Wi-Fi-certified IEEE 802.11b or 802.11g wireless card
    Mac OS X v10.3 or 10.2.7
    Macintosh computer with an AirPort Extreme Card or AirPort Card
    Power Requirements 100-240V
    Power Consumption Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.7 x 3.0 x 1.1" (29 x 94 x 75 mm)
    Weight 6.7 oz (189 g)
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