Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
700 Questions from the Community
How do I connect the airport to a Verizon air card
- Asked by Don U from Chestertown
- 11 29, 12
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File exchange using airport compared to airdrop?
I work where the Wifi data is counted by Computer and am wondering if this will allow file transfer without affecting my Mac data count or does it work in the same way as airdrop to where it needs to use data off the Wifi signal as well?
- Asked by Jose M from Visalia
- 10 17, 13
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Can I use an AirPort Express with a WD 6TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System and a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter?
To stream music using iTunes. Both when iMac is on and using iPhone or iPad when iMac is off.
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Can I send photos to a hard drive from iPad using airport express?
- Asked by Paul Nancy V from Toledo
- 02 23, 13
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The tech specs indicate compatibility with airport utility 6.1. It doesn't specifically say "or later." Is it also compatible with version 6.2?
- Asked by Kim F from West Hartford
- 04 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (The tech specs indicate compatibility with airport utility 6.1. It doesn't specifically say "or later." Is it also compatible with version 6.2?)
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Can i connect my router that i have now to the airport express in a different level of my house?
I want to use the airport express as a router for my room, so i can connect my computer and playstation to the internet. If i buy the airport express, can I have it so that it recieves the signal from a belkin router downstairs and will give me internet upstairs? I know it sounds silly because wifi works in the whole house, but i need to be able to hardwire the playstation.
- Asked by David W from Cary
- 07 16, 13
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Can the new AirPort Express extend an existing network with an ethernet cable from AirPort Extreme to Express's WAN port?
Can the new (June 11 2012) AirPort Express Base Station extend an existing network by connecting an ethernet cable from an AirPort Extreme to the Express's WAN port, thereby making the Express both a wireless access point and also an ethernet port via its LAN part?
- Asked by Bruce V from Santa Cruz
- 06 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the new AirPort Express extend an existing network with an ethernet cable from AirPort Extreme to Express's WAN port?)
Yes, you just have to turn off the DHCP server (I think it's called "Off, bridge mode" - BTW, that's complete networking nonsense). I have it like that with the original Express and it works like a charm :) And if you have static IPs (if you don't know what that means - you don't) you have to set them up on the Extreme.
connect with airplay or airport express (6) speakers connected by wires to a remote location. all speakers are ceiling mounted housed in 6 small room
WIll this work when I connect to a MacBook Air? or will I still need a seperate receiver. I'm starting a small business quickly, and my space is small, 1,200 sq ft. Spa setting, where music should sound crisp without crackling when we play classical and such. What should I do?
- Asked by Pauliina G from Salt Lake City
- 03 9, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (connect with airplay or airport express (6) speakers connected by wires to a remote location. all speakers are ceiling mounted housed in 6 small room)
Are a modem and/or router a necessity in order to setup the express, or can it be run as its own, individual wifi signal?
The place where I want the express is a far distance in my house from the router & modem. In order for the express to work, can I just plug it into an outlet and connect my computer/ios devices to it, or do I have to have it connected to the modem/router to use it?
- Asked by Dustin R from Haworth
- 08 24, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Are a modem and/or router a necessity in order to setup the express, or can it be run as its own, individual wifi signal?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Will gaming consoles be easy to configure while using the Airport Express as a wifi extender?)
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)?)
Will airport express support Horizon HD TV from UPC my signal in another room is bad will airport express work with the horizon tv box boost signal.
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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)