AirPort Express - Technical Specifications
||A Macintosh computer with an AirPort Extreme Card or AirPort Card
||A PC with a Wi-Fi-certified IEEE 802.11b or 802.11g wireless card
||Users with Mac OS X v10.3 or later can:
Users with Mac OS X v10.2.7 can:
- Access an AirPort Express wireless network
- Set up an AirPort Express Base Station
- Use AirTunes to play music
- Share a USB printer
- Use Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
- Access an AirPort wireless network
- Share a USB printer
- Windows XP or Windows 2000 (1)
- WPA support requires a Wi-Fi-certified PC solution
|Extended Service and Support
||Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend the service and support for the AirPort Express Base Station.
Wireless data rates (2)
- 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)
Radio output power
Size and weight
- 50-foot range from the base station in typical use at 54 Mbps data rate (range depends on building construction) (2)
- 150-foot range from the base station in typical use at 11 Mbps data rate (range depends on building construction)
- Dimensions: 3.7 inches (94.01mm) x 2.95 inches (75.00mm) x 1.12 inches (28.5mm)
- Weight: 6.7 ounces (189 grams)(4)
- Interoperable with Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11b and 802.11g computers (2)
- Mac computers and Windows-based PCs
- NAT, DHCP, FTP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP and L2TP), PPP client and server (AirPort Extreme with modem only), QuickTime Streaming, DNS Proxy, SNMP
- America Online (5)
- 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 (6)
- USB port for connecting a USB printer(7)
- Apple power adapter
- Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA) (8)
- 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
- FCC Part 15 Class B, Canada RSS-210, EN 300-328, EN 301-489, ARIB STD-T66, RCR STD-T33, AS/NZS 4771:2000, UL 60950, CSA-C22.2 No. 60950
Electrical and environmental requirements
- AirPort Express Assistant to configure the base station for Internet access
- AirPort Admin Utility for base station setup and network administration
- 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, Input Current: 0.2 Amps
- Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
- Storage temperature: -13°to 140° F ( -25° to 60° C)
- Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 90%, noncondensing
- Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
- Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
- 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
- AirPort Express Assistant is not compatible with Windows 2000. To setup AirPort Express from a Windows 2000 computer, you must use AirPort Admin Utility for Windows version 4.0 or later.
- AirPort Express uses the 802.11g wireless standard. Accessing the wireless network requires an AirPort or AirPort Extreme enabled computer or Wi-Fi-certified 802.11b or 802.11g computer. Achieving data rates of 54 Mbps requires that all users have an AirPort Extreme or Wi-Fi-certified 802.11g enabled computer and connect to an AirPort Express Base Station. If a user of a Wi-Fi-certified 802.11b product joins the network, that user will get up to 11 Mbps and AirPort Extreme and Wi-Fi-certified 802.11g users will get less than 54 Mbps. Actual speed will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors.
- AirPort Express can extend the range only of an AirPort Express wireless network.
- Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
- Compatible with AOL 5.0 or later in the U.S. only. Simultaneous sharing of an AOL connection requires multiple AOL accounts.
- Requires compatible stereo system or powered speakers.
- Wireless printing over USB requires Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later or Windows XP or Windows 2000 and a compatible printer.
- Support for WPA requires Mac OS X v10.3 or later. Use of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) reduces the maximum number of network users. When joining an existing wireless network, AirPort Express only supports WPA-Personal.
Wireless Internet access requires a wireless-enabled computer, a base station or other access point, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort Express.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice.