How to find the serial number of your AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, or AirPort Time Capsule

Learn how to find the serial number on your AirPort device.

You can use any of these methods to find your AirPort device's serial number.

Use AirPort Utility

Here's how you can use AirPort Utility to find the serial number of your AirPort base station.

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  1. Open AirPort Utility. You can find it in the Utilities folder, or by searching for it with Spotlight.
  2. Select your base station in the AirPort Utility window. 
  3. If you're prompted for a password, enter your base station's password and click OK.

The device's serial number is listed in the pop-up window.

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  1. Open AirPort Utility. You can find it in the Utilities folder, or by searching for it with Spotlight.
  2. Select your AirPort product.
  3. Click Manual Setup.
  4. Click AirPort in the Toolbar.
  5. Click the Summary tab.

The device's serial number is listed in the Summary tab.

Look on the surface of the device

Depending on your model, the serial number is located either on the bottom or side of the device. Refer to the images below.

Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Stations (802.11ac)

The serial number is located on the bottom of the device:

Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Stations (802.11ac)

Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Stations (802.11n)

The serial number is located on a gray strip on the bottom of the device:

AirPort base station serial number

AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation)

The serial number is located on the bottom of the device:

AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation)

AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation)

The serial number is located on the side of the device, next to the AC power plug:

AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation)

AirPort Extreme Base Station (earlier than 802.11n)

The serial number is located on a label on the bottom of the device:

Bottom of the AirPort Extreme Base Station

Check the original product packaging

If you still have the original packaging for the product, you can find the serial number on the barcode label that is affixed to the packaging.

Look at the original receipt (or invoice)

Some retailers include the serial number of your AirPort on your receipt or invoice.

Learn more

Learn how to find the serial number of other Apple hardware products.

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