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Manufacturer Description and Specs:
With AirPort Express connected to your DSL or cable modem, up to 10 users at a time can surf the web, send email, annihilate the competition in multiplayer games, and much more — wire-free.
Based on the IEEE 802.11n specification, AirPort Express features two antennas and uses a technology called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) to transmit multiple data streams simultaneously. The result? AirPort Express delivers data transfer speeds up to five times those of previous-generation 802.11g wireless networks — while achieving up to twice the range.2And with its support for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies, AirPort Express reduces the possibility of interference from appliances and cordless phones that use the 2.4GHz frequency.
More than the web.
AirPort Express connects people to each other as well. You can wirelessly share photos, movies, and other files without having to worry about slow data transmissions. Nor do you have to concern yourself with a difficult network setup. AirPort Express uses the Bonjour technology in OS X to allow your AirPort-equipped Mac computers to find each other with no effort on your part — they discover each other just by virtue of being in range of the network.
If you already have a wireless network in your home and would like to extend its range, AirPort Express is the answer. For example, suppose you want to extend the range of your current AirPort-based network to your backyard, garage, or attic. You can use AirPort Express as a wireless bridge to extend the range of your primary base station.3 There’s no need for extra wires or cables. Just place AirPort Express in range of your primary base station (either an AirPort Extreme Base Station or another AirPort Express Base Station) and near the area where you want your wireless connection. With its easy portability, you can even move AirPort Express from place to place. So if you want to connect wirelessly from your basement one day and your garage the next, just plug it in within range of the primary base station and in a spot near those areas
Wireless to go.
Compact and portable, AirPort Express is also a great way to share Internet access when you go on the road. Say your hotel suite offers only a wired network connection. Just plug it into your AirPort Express and set up the wireless network with the easy-to-use AirPort Utility.
Size and weight:
- Dimensions: 3.7 inches (94.01 mm) by 2.95 inches (75.00 mm) by 1.12 inches (28.5 mm)
- Weight: 7.4 ounces (210 grams)1
Wireless protocols: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Certified: Interoperable with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n-enabled Mac computers, Windows-based PCs, and other Wi-Fi devices
- NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
- Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA/WPA2)2
- 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, FAST
- Time-based access control
Included software and accessories:
- AirPort Utility for Mac and Windows
- Bonjour for Windows
- Printed and electronic documentation
- 802.11n wireless
- One 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port for connecting a DSL modem, cable modem, or Ethernet network
- USB port for connecting a USB printer3
- 3.5-mm audio minijack for analog or optical digital sound4
- Built-in power supply
Electrical and environmental requirements:
- 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz; input current: 0.2 amp
- 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
Frequency bands: 2.4GHz or 5GHz
Radio output power: 20 dBm (nominal)