Apple AirPort WiFi extender

Supported Apple AirPort WiFi Extender models

The following models are supported, provided that you're on the Shopify plan or higher:

  • the second generation AirPort Express
  • the latest version of the AirPort Extreme.

Set up the Apple AirPort WiFi Extender


  1. Find a spot for your Apple AirPort Express within close reach of your receipt printer. Plug it into a power outlet to turn it on.

  2. On your iPad home page, tap Settings and then Wi-Fi. Wait for your iPad to search and list nearby wireless networks (this might take a couple of minutes).

  3. In the SET UP NEW AIRPORT BASE STATION... section, tap AirPort Express:

    iOS wifi Airport Express

  1. The AirPort Setup screen opens, and the AirPort Utility begins to gather information about your network:

    iOS wifi Airport network setup

  2. When the next setup screen displays, you'll have the option of adding the AirPort to an existing network or creating an entirely new network for the AirPort.

    To add your AirPort to an existing network, tap Other Options, then tap Next:

    iOS wifi Airport setup fields

  1. Look through the list of displayed networks to locate the one you want to join. Tap on it, then tap Next:

    iOS Airport connect to network

  2. In the Device field, enter a recognizable name for your AirPort Express, and add a password to keep it secure.

    When you have finished, tap Next to move to the next screen:

    iOS Airport password and user information

  3. Tap Save if you're prompted to save the password.

  4. The AirPort Express configures itself based on your settings. When the setup is complete, a message indicates that the AirPort has joined your network. When you see this, tap Done:

    iOS Airport setup complete

You can use the Apple AirPort Utility to see a graphical representation of your AirPort network.

Use the Apple AirPort Utility

You can download the Apple AirPort Utility free of charge from the Apple App Store. The Apple AirPort Utility provides a convenient, visual way to manage your networked Apple devices:

View a graphical representation of your network

When you've installed the AirPort Utility, tap its icon on your iPad. The AirPort Utility opens to show the AirPorts you have connected to the internet:

Airport utility view

Change the network settings for an Apple AirP ort


  1. Open the AirPort Utility by tapping its icon on your iPad.

  2. Tap the image of the AirPort you want to change. You can view its network settings and password information. To change the information, tap Edit, then tap Done when you're finished:

    Airport utility device settings

Remove an AirPort from your network

You might want to remove an AirPort from your network if you need to install it on a different network nearby. To do this:

  1. Open the AirPort Utility by tapping its icon on your iPad. You should see your AirPort on the network.

  2. Hold down the reset button on the back of the AirPort for a few seconds (use a straightened paper clip or a pen). You'll see an alert icon next to its image on the AirPort Utility screen:

    Airport utility reset

  3. At this stage, you can install the AirPort on another network and re-install it on this one later, and the settings will be preserved.

    To completely remove the uninstalled device from your network and delete the settings, tap on its image, then tap Forget:

    Airport utility - device not found

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