Apple Airport Express Base Station, MC414B/A

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Apple's Airport Express brings you seamless, super-fast Wi-Fi in moments in a palm-sized package. Made for simplicity and usability with Macs and PCs, it practically takes care of setup for you.


  • Easy to install. A setup assistant is built into iOS and in AirPort Utility for OS X. And if you use a Windows PC, you can download AirPort Utility for free. As soon as you plug in your AirPort Express Base Station and connect it to your DSL or cable modem, you can follow the simple instructions on your computer or iOS device. There are no complicated steps to follow and no obscure terminology to learn. The setup assistant does all the work, so you don’t have to.

  • Once your network is set up, AirPort Utility for iOS and OS X lets you manage and monitor it from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac. Your AirPort Express — along with other AirPort base stations you have connected — appears graphically onscreen, so you can see your settings at a glance, make changes, apply updates, and more.

  • The new AirPort Express supports simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they’ll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.

  • If you already have a wireless network in your home and want to extend its range, AirPort Express can help. Just place it in range of your primary base station - an AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule, or another AirPort Express - and near the area where you want your wireless connection. Launch the easy-to-use AirPort Utility app on your iOS device or Mac, and you’re mere minutes away from long-range Wi-Fi enjoyment.

  • AirPlay takes the music from the iTunes library on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and sends it wirelessly to any stereo or speakers in your home. Simply connect your speakers to AirPort Express using a separate audio cable. Then, using iTunes on your computer or the Music app on your iOS device, choose which speakers you want your music to play on. Already have a Wi-Fi network in place? Use AirPort Express to add music streaming to its capabilities and create a whole-house musical experience.

  • On the back of AirPort Express is a USB port that’s made for your printer. Just plug it in and instantly, it’s like having a printer in every room. And since AirPort Express works with Mac and PC, everyone in the house can take advantage of one centrally available printer.

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Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n


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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant & easy to setup i got this product to give a better wireless signal in my living room on the 5Ghz wavelength (for me Ipad3 & Iphone5C). My router is upstairs in the study. The product has done this very well, I used to get intermittent problems with wifi on this wavelength but no more the signal is solid all the time. The setup is very easy, the Ipad detected the presence of the airport express and an additional field showed up in the wifi settings, I followed this option & took the default and in a few minutes after setting a password for new wifi network I have a wifi network. I connected the airport via an old Netgear Powerline adapter without any problem. The airport also has a spare RJ45 connector. A great product and for Apple not to badly priced !. 14 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Boost I was somewhat reluctant to purchase this - but I must say how impressed I have been with its performance since getting it. Our home hub covered quite a bit of our house - but this has finished the job plus some. It actually out performs the home hub 3 rooms further away from the connected item in one case. Very happy. 16 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product. Neat Tidy piece of equipment Set up easy. Nice tidy, takes up very little space. Does all expected of it. Quick and easy. Would recommend this item. 30 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Airport Express great for Music Lovers This is a great little device. Easy to set-up and had it up and running within 10 minutes. Now I can stream music from my Mac and iPad, and can print from my Mac wirelessly. Well worth the money. 30 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solved my wireless problems throughout the house This solved my wireless access problems. Now we have excellent access throughout the house and on our patio as we'll. 08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Airport Express good news We bought the Airport Express to enable the playing of CDs transferred to our Apple Mac PC but played through an audio amplifier - with the help of a Wi Fi router to cut out a lot of cable. This is being played back through a Sansui audio amplifier and the results are quite nice - it should be possible now to transfer our CD collection of several hundreds of CDs to the Mac and play back in what-ever order we choose. A good buy and an improvement on our system. 27 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Worked first time straight out of the box. No issues setting up and was connected in less than 5 minutes. 11 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great piece of kit!!! Really easy to use and quick set up - less than five minutes. I used this for Airplay for our iPhone 5s and Apple Macbook Pros . It is linked up to our speaker system and used to make our printer wireless, as well as boost the WiFi signal from our Sky router. Don't know what we did without it - HIGHLY recommend!!! 31 December 2013
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