Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
706 Questions from the Community
Will gaming consoles be easy to configure while using the Airport Express as a wifi extender?
I was planning on getting an Airport Express to strengthen the range in a specific room in the house; for the most part, I have a pretty reliable signal majority of the time, but on bad days it gets quite annoying. I was wondering if it would be a good investment for my gaming consoles (PS4/PS3) so I can reduce the chances of experiencing lag. I would really appreciate some feedback!
- Asked by Joy E from Tuscaloosa
- 05 7, 15
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Is there be a difference in range and/or performance if I use an ethernet WIRED 5th Gen Extreme or a new Express for roaming network?
Currently I'm using a a 5th Gen Extreme as my primary router. Want to create a roaming network. Will I see performance difference between Extreme and new Express?
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How do I change from airport express first generation to new airport express base station (second generation)?
I currently have the 1st gen airport express plugged into the wall and connected to our cable (wired) router via the ethernet port. It provides a wireless network to our two computers in other rooms of the house. The coverage is OK, but it occasionally is slow and/or briefly loses the wireless connection.
I recently bought the second generation airport express base station with the two ports (Ethernet and WAN), and I want to switch over to the new APExpress. My questions are: 1) In what order should I do things? (eg unplug the old APExpress before plugging in the new APExpress base station, or vice versa) and 2) In which port on the new APExpress should I plug the cable from the router into, the Ethernet port or the WAN port?
One last question: Does it make any sense to connect both APExpresses to the router, i.e. connect 1st gen airport express to ethernet port of new APExpress base station, and connect the new APexpress base station to the router via the WAN port?
As you can tell by my questions, I'm not a very techhie kind of guy, so please make the answer simple:-)
- Asked by Steven G from Yokohama
- 04 29, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I change from airport express first generation to new airport express base station (second generation)?)
can I use airport express with sonos?
I have an imac on which I use itunes. I bought a sonos 5 but discovered later I have to transfer music from itunes/spotify to the sonos music library before I can play it on the sonos 5. If I buy an airport express, can I then play music direct from itunes to the sonos 5 without having to use the sonos library?
- Asked by Roger D
- 10 2, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (can I use airport express with sonos?)
It will support any audio that iTunes can play.
- Answered by Michael H from Arlington Heights
- 06 30, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What's the max resolution coming out of the optical port? Does this support higher than 16/48?)
This Airport Express is NOT a modem. Whomever you have as your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has probably given you a modem or a modem/router combo. This Airport Express can create a network for you, join an existing network, or extend a network to a lower-signal part of your house. However, it cannot act as a modem (meaning it cannot be hooked up to a phone line to decrypt your ISP's signal). Your chain will look something like these two:
Modem -> ethernet cord -> Airport Express (creating network)
Modem/router (creating network) -> ethernet cord or wireless -> Airport Express (Joining or extending network)
Now, if you mean to ask, "Can my game system hook up to this Airport Express?", the answer is yes. It will hook up to this via wireless (should the Airport Express be extending network or creating network) or via ethernet (should the Airport Express be joining network).
- Answered by Kyle B from Knoxville
- 09 4, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will the express work without a personal router or can i use my game system as one)
"Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n specification" can use the AirPort Express Base Station. It will work on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
- Answered by Dennis B from Foster City
- 09 17, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does airport express only work for apple products or can it be use for multi products like xbox 360 or ps3???)
Can Airport Express be wired with Cat5 to my primary unit?
- Asked by Peter S from Brunswick
- 08 15, 14
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External storage via ethernet?
If I can't use the USB port to access external storage wirelessly, would I be able to hook up a network-enabled external drive via one of the ethernet ports, and have the other port lead to my modem? I don't want to get an Airport Extreme as that lacks the optical audio output that I want to use for a home audio system
- Asked by Devon S from Richmond
- 11 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (External storage via ethernet?)
Will Airport Express cover a 2000 square foot house area?
- Asked by Robert E from Anacortes
- 05 9, 13
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So I can hook my iPhone up to this and it will make a wifi hot spot?
I have an iPhone with an unlimited Internet plan. I am in the market to get an Internet service in my house for my iPad and Xbox. If I could use my Internet from my phone that would be amazing.
- Asked by Kelsey L from Pasco
- 02 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (So I can hook my iPhone up to this and it will make a wifi hot spot?)
does it work in other countries like in south america
I am going to colombia and would like to know if it would work there.
- Asked by Jazlin M from Clifton
- 09 17, 12
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can i add another air port express to extend an airport express
- Asked by Gary S from Manalapan
- 12 10, 14
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Can the Airport Express Base Station with the IPhone 5
I have a new IPhone 5 and would like to know if this item is compatible or will work with the new IPhone 5 I just purchased? I don't always have WiFi access in my office at work so I'd like to stream Pandora internet radio to my IPhone5 so I can listen to it. Thanks.
- Asked by Norah S from Huntington Beach
- 10 15, 12
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Even better than just work with it! You can even get an app from Apple to setup the base station. If you have a printer at your work it is also nice .
- Answered by Jackson M from Granbury
- 10 22, 12
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Is the Airport Express compatible with a Technicolor TG 582n router? How would it be connected, ethernet cable or the Technicolor wireless?
I need it principally to support a USB printer, to serve a network composed of an iMac, on Mavericks, and Windows 7 laptops
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Will AirTunes work even if the airport express is in repeater mode?
- Asked by Romeo O from Manila
- 07 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Will AirTunes work even if the airport express is in repeater mode?)
- Answered by Michael W from Spokane
- 10 3, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will AirTunes work even if the airport express is in repeater mode?)
can I use the airport express as a wireless adaptor to connect a PC with a cord to receive the signal from my router at home?
My pc dont have a wireless adapter, in stead of using a normal wireless adaper, I wanna try with airport express to make use the airplay fonction with my apple tv. is that possible?
- Asked by Shibo X from Montreal
- 08 24, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (can I use the airport express as a wireless adaptor to connect a PC with a cord to receive the signal from my router at home?)
Yes,,, inside our home we are all mac, have an older pc in the garage that I've connected to the internet via an Airport Express, ethernet. Works great.
- Answered by David H from Bloomington
- 09 18, 13
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