Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
699 Questions from the Community
Can you use the Airport Express system to link to play music straight through from the Iphone to a normal hifi that only has a standard audio input?
I have a speaker system that only has an audio stereo cable input (left right stereo cable) and want to be able to play music through the wifi to this speaker set. Is this possible?
The base system doesn't seem to have the required outputs to make this happen.
Yes, you can. The AirPort Express Base Station has a 2.5mm headphone audio-out port. By purchasing a 3rd-party 2.5mm "headphone-to-RCA" cable, it will be able to plug into your speaker system.
- Answered by Jeffrey Y from Westmont
- 09 14, 12
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Existing wifi network - connection to speakers and sky boy
I have a wifi network in my house, powered by a wireless router next to my telephone socket.
In a totally different room, I have some ipod speakers and a sky box next to each other. The existing wifi signal is strong here.
What I want to do is:
1) Play music from iPhone iTunes over wifi to the existing speakers and
2) Connect my sky box to the internet via its Ethernet port.
Can I do this using a AirPort Express Base Station?
- Asked by William J
- 06 23, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Existing wifi network - connection to speakers and sky boy)
Yes that will work for you.
Just make sure to run the setup utility when you get the Airport Express so that it joins the existing network (more reliable to just join it than try and join and extend the network) and to enable the AirPlay function.
- Answered by Ian D
- 07 1, 12
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Compatability with HP Photosmart 3210 All-in-One printer?
Is my HP Photosmart 3210 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier compatible with Airport Express? My wireless connection (through Airport Express) quit working yesterday and I got a message saying my HP Photosmart 3210 is not supported by Airport Express. I really like my printer, and this presents a problem for me. Would Airport Extreme be the answer?
- Asked by Margaret B from Okotoks
- 04 5, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Compatability with HP Photosmart 3210 All-in-One printer?)
Can AirPort Express connect to public wifi such as BTFon or Openzone?
I have a lodge on a holiday park. The park itself has public wifi paid for by a subscription similar to hotels (when going online for the first time you are directed to a login page). The problem is, my lodge is on the edge of the park and I can only use the wifi in one corner of my living room, and not in the dining room or bedrooms. Could the AirPort Express login to the parks wifi and then have my MacBook Pro connect to the AirPort Express?
- Asked by Natalie T
- 01 23, 15
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Does the new 2T time capsule replace the airport express base station?
- Asked by Roman L from Edmonton
- 01 29, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the new 2T time capsule replace the airport express base station?)
The 2TB Time Capsule is essentially an Airport Extreme router with a built-in 2TB hard drive, that could be set-up together with Time machine to do automatic hourly back-ups of your files and system settings, for total 'hands-off' piece of mind.
An Airport Express, even though it could be set up as a router, or a network extender together with say, an Airport Extreme, can also be configured in 'client' mode, where it joins an existing network, and it's primary purpose is to allow audio content from your iTunes library, to be streamed wirelessly, to a stereo set-up elsewhere in your house, in addition to facilitating wireless printing in such remote area, through its USB port.
- Answered by Michael V from Barrie
- 06 25, 13
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Is an airport express a router or just a wireless access point?
- Asked by Michael P from Norwalk
- 12 11, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Is an airport express a router or just a wireless access point?)
What is the gain of the antenna in this version (in dBi)? I have a wifi router that has a 5 dBi antenna, will AP Express have better signal?
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Do I need a fast internet connection if I plan to use AirPort Express only to stream music from my iOS device to AirPort Express-connected speakers?
What I'm trying to set up is this: I have a primary router in one room, and then I'll have AirPort Express in another room. The AirPort Express will have speakers attached to it. I also plan to move AirPort Express around the house for the times I want to take music to another room. My iOS devices and my AirPort Express will always be in the same room.
My concern is: if I stream music from my iOS device to my AirPort Express speakers, will the music have to be streamed first to my primary router in the other room before being relayed back to AirPort Express? Or will my iOS device have a direct connection? The reason I'm wondering this is that I've noticed that with iTunes wifi sync, I'm actually required to be online, even if my Mac and iOS device are in the same room. I believe that's the same for the iOS remote app as well. So it seems that I have to go through the cloud first anytime my iOS and Mac communicate wirelessly with each other. My concern now is, is that going to be required for streaming music to the AirPort Express that is just a few feet away from me? Because I hope not. I have thick walls in my house and my AirPort Express will probably at times be far from the main router. Additionally, I only have a 1 mbps connection (there are no faster connections in my area). So if I have to go through the cloud first before being able to stream music, there could be significant skipping.Best Answer:
No because AirPlay does not use your Internet connection, it's all connected through the airport express.
Can this be used in my schools common room?
We have several enthernet ports but no wifi and I am trying to get internet acess on my ipad.The other isue is that we have content filtering, would this be a isssue? Thanks!
- Asked by Karl L
- 01 10, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this be used in my schools common room?)
Will Airport Express Base station substitute for my removed Airport card?
If I buy the Airport Express Base station will it replace the airport card which was removed from my Imac as it was causing problem and let me use the Wifi. At the moment I am using a wired connection to me modem.
I am running OS 10.6.
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.1f5
Serial Number (system): CK62106MU2S
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CB861618
- Asked by Paul R
- 06 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Will Airport Express Base station substitute for my removed Airport card?)
Well if you connect it say using the Ethernet cable directly then yes, you mac will assign an address, you can expect the modem and apex to work together. Actually it should perform better than regular apex card
- Answered by Keneth W
- 06 21, 12
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how do i set up as bridge to printer
need to use airport express bridge mode to printer (will use ethernet cable to connect printer to airport express) in existing airport extreme network.
Where are instructions to set this up?
- Asked by Paul S from Buffalo
- 12 16, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (how do i set up as bridge to printer)
Yes. An airport express can be used independently for Airplay. Set it up to create its own wireless network. The limitation is that the device managing airplay must then be connected to that same network.
- Answered by Duke S from Hingham
- 06 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (To use airplay)
can you use it as a hotspot when out of the house?
Can you take this with you when you leave the house and instead of using a facilities wifi you can just use this?
- Asked by Thomas M from Niagara Falls
- 10 25, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (can you use it as a hotspot when out of the house?)
This is for home use only. You have to have a DSL/Cable Modem plugged in for this to work, or you can use it as a signal repeater/extender on a WDS network with other Apple Routers/Time Capsule.
The best option that you are looking for is to use an iPhone (assuming that you have) as a personal WiFi hotspot.
- Answered by Jason N from Auburn
- 10 28, 12
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Will the Airport Express Base Station work with AT&T DSL?
- Asked by Allison W from Brackettville
- 11 23, 12
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Is airport express compatible with Motorola phones
- Asked by Eileen I from Snohomish
- 11 20, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Is airport express compatible with Motorola phones)