AirPort Express 802.11n

The Apple AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation) is an audio receiver that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2008 to 2012 as part of the AirPort Express series. The base station has been introduced on March 17, 2008, and its price started at $99.

AirPort Express is a slimmed-down version of the AirPort Extreme base station with AirTunes support. AirTunes allowed iTunes music to be streamed wirelessly to a HiFi.

This version features the faster 802.11n draft specification and operation in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The AirPort Express station shipped in a very small form factor, allowed up to 10 connections, lacked a modem and second RJ-45 ethernet port, but featured an analog/optical digital audio post instead.

This AirPort Express has been discontinued on June 11, 2012.

Today AirPort Express 802.11n is 15 years old!

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AirPort Express 802.11n Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 17, 2008
DiscontinuedJune 11, 2012
Model NumberA1264
Order NumberMB321LL/A
Original Price$99
Weight6.7 oz.
189 Grams
Dimensions3.7″ D x 2.95″ H x 1.12″ W
9.39 cm D x 7.49 cm H x 2.84 cm W


Wireless Data RangeUnknown
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g and draft 802.11n)
Frequency2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Radio Output Power20 dBm (nominal)
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity10 users
MIMIO Config2×2:2
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy
IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)


Ports1 – Ethernet 10/100BASE-T
1 – USB
1 – 3.5 mm mini-audio jack for analog or optical digital sound
AirPlayYes (Stream iTunes to external speakers)
Power over EthernetNo

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