Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
694 Questions from the Community
can i backup my macbook with the airport extreme
- Asked by Tamarik R from Oakland
- Jun 3, 2014
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no. you'll need to buy a time capsule.
- Answered by Andrea V
- Aug 3, 2014
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How do I use Airport express in a hotel that only has an ethernet connection and which needs me to log on to pay for the service.
Sometimes when I go to a hotel they only have an ethernet cabel and then you have to log on and pay for the internet service. Just to be clear ... if I plug the ethernet plug into the airport express does that stream the connection to my mac or ios device for me to log on and pay.Best Answer:
It is just plug and play. Simply set up the network name and a password to prevent you neighbours using your service and away you go. I have used this in many hotels around the world. Some hotels do however set the network up to prevent multiple devices connecting meaning that you can no longer connect an iPhone, iPad and mac to the same line without multiple device charges. Other than that this is excellent in my experience.
Depends on how much switching and or routing the device is handling. Running on averages, and at 123.5 vac average, It draws from .11 to .13 amps in "ready" condition. Once some traffic starts flowing, example, iPod playing on line game + media server streaming a movie to apple tv + iPhone watching a stream from netflix, one computer downloading updates. Average power draw 10 watts peaked at 12 watts. Average amps .15 to .3 amps. Hope this helps.
- Answered by Bill B from Red Oak
- Mar 25, 2013
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will time capsule and airport express will extend my wifi? first generation time capsule and first generation airport express?
- Asked by Jose Jr. Q from Daly City
- Oct 10, 2012
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YES, airport express will extend your pre existing wi fi networks range! Not sure about time capsule though!
- Answered by Kevin B from Fallbrook
- Apr 13, 2013
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Can one use the USB port to plug in a flash drive and share files over the LAN using the Airport Express?
The USB port supports USB printing. Can one plug a flash drive into it instead and share files on the flash drive to those connected to the wireless LAN?
- Asked by Bill A from Mission Viejo
- Jun 15, 2015
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Can I use Airport Express as an AP?
I have a Netscreen as firewall, connected to Internet, and I'd like to extend its LAN ports to wireless.
- Asked by 晓斌 刘 from Shanghai
- Feb 8, 2015
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Will this allow me to get wifi anywhere or just at home ?
like can i get wifi in the road with the AirPort Express or only at home
- Asked by Joel F from Santa Cruz
- Aug 19, 2013
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Can I use this to set up a personal wi-fi with a password on a large public wi-fi, such a campus wi-fi?
I have a wireless printer in my dorm and you are unable to log onto the campus wi-fi on my printer, additionally if I was able to then everyone on the wi-fi would be able to print on my printer. Could I set this up in my dorm so that I could use my printer wirelessly without having to worry about others using it? How would I go about this and would it cause a lot of interference?
- Asked by Sammie E from Peachtree City
- Dec 20, 2014
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The latest airport express is second generation or third generation?
- Asked by Asim M from Gurnee
- Nov 7, 2014
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Yes. It is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0
- Answered by Marc B from Woodland Hills
- Oct 24, 2012
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If I plug in my speakers (amp to old school speaker) to the jack can I airplay audio to Airport from Mac and iPhone and have it play through them?
Basically I have a small set up in my room of an old sony amp and goodmans speakers, the amp has rca connections on the back so I do a simple 3/4" jack to rca and plug it into my iPhone or Mac and it works fine. What I want to be able to do is to play audio, via airplay i'm assuming, to the AirPort Express, have it output through the jack socket on the rear and play though my setup as it would as usual.
Hope this makes sense.
Absolutely! I do this to an amp and speakers on my back porch and outside. The amp is a '70s Dynaco SCA-80Q which supports four speakers. Two are in the enclosed porch, the other two are mounted outside in the back yard. It works wonderfully!
During the cold months I move the AirPort Express (an older version) inside to the living room and connect it to my AV receiver. For the audio connection between the Express and the receiver I use a min-to-optical (Toslink) cable.
- Answered by Earl D from Rochester
- Apr 25, 2015
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does router come with warranty
Not the one you have to buy
- Asked by Shawn M from Madawaska
- Jun 28, 2015
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Does this replace Wifi
Can I take this to school to set up a wifi hotspot, similar to the service on the iPhone. Ontop of that, can it act as a wifi router in my house? Basically, can I just just plug this thing in and get wifi?
- Asked by Lauren P from Seattle
- Jan 24, 2014
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It will create a wifi signal that you can use but will not provide internet unless you plug in to your internet provider. I use it in my classroom as a wifi generator for my apple devices to work wirelessly in the class (not to be confused with internet connection). I can then send signals to apple tv for display. If you don't need internet, then all you need for a stand alone presentation system is electricity, iPhone/ipad/mac, this router, apple tv, and either a tv or projector. It is a fantastic system!
- Answered by David I from Winnipeg
- Jan 28, 2014
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Can I scan wirelessly using a printer/scanner combo connected to the Airport Express USB port?
I have an HP printer/scanner combo. If I connect this to an Airport Express Base Station via USB, will I be able to use the scanning feature wirelessly?
- Asked by Jon Wayne B from Toronto
- Sep 21, 2012
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is airport express encrypted
- Asked by Dovey T from Lake Forest
- Dec 22, 2014
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Can I hook the express up to my cable router that is also hooked up to my other D-Link wireless router? Would I be able to have two wifi routers on?Answer
That is the way we are running our network now. Although they are different brands. The cable router (Motorola) is hardwired to an Apple Airport Extreme, it in turn is wired to an airport express as well as wirelessly to a second airport extreme. The whole system runs just fine. The two airport extremes publish the same SSID whereas the airport express has a different name with the stereo attached to it.
- Answered by Jan B from Parksville
- Aug 16, 2012
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connect airport express to chromecast
I have seen the answer which is yes, how do you do it
- Asked by Aris D from Baltimore
- Jun 28, 2015
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