Apple now offers its AirPort Express Wireless Router in Certified Refurbished condition for $49 with free shipping. As a price comparison, Apple previously charged $65 for this refurb and it carries a retail price of $99 when brand new. Best Buy currently sells a Geek Squad refurb for $60, but it’s been as low as $50 in the past. Apple’s Certified Refurbished products include the same one-year warranty as their new counterparts. This dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi router can be setup right from your iPhone to create a new wireless network or extend an existing one. Other features include guest access, AirPlay support and a USB port for your printer.
With AirPort Express, getting your new Wi‑Fi network up and running takes less time — and less effort — than making a cup of coffee. That’s because a setup assistant is built into iOS and into 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.