AirPort Express

The Apple AirPort Express is an audio receiver that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2004 to 2008 as part of the AirPort Express series. The AirPort has been introduced on July 7, 2004, and its price started at $129.

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. The AirPort Express station is 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 has been discontinued on March 17, 2008.

Today AirPort Express is 19 years old!

AirPort Express
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AirPort Express Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJuly 7, 2004
DiscontinuedMarch 17, 2008
Model NumberA1084
Order NumberM9470LL/A
Original Price$129
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 RangeUp to 54 Mbps
Range150 ft. / 50 m (11 Mbps)
50 ft. / 15 m (54 Mbps)
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Frequency2.4 GHz
Radio Output Power15 dBm (nominal)
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity10 users
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
QuickTime Streaming
DNS Proxy


Ports1 – RJ-45
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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