Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
700 Questions from the Community
Can I use AirPort Express in my car and on the plane?
- Asked by Alla F from Berwyn
- 07 11, 13
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No...What you're looking for is a personal "MiFi" device, but in order to use a MiFi device you'll need a data account with a wireless sevice provider.
- Answered by R. L from Fountain Valley
- 07 12, 13
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Can you use this to extend the range of an Airport Extreeme and connect your HDTV to the LAN Port for the TV to connect if your TV is lacking wirelessBest Answer:
yes you can
- Answered by Taha A from Beverly Hills
- 06 18, 12
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Can I connect the A-Express to my panasonic freeview decoder / hard drive using an ethernet cable and then use it wirelessly to connect my computer?
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Will the Airport Express work well in a 2000 sq feet home?
- Asked by James M from Dupont
- 01 22, 13
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Jane, I believe the reason you haven't received an answer yet is that the ideas behind your question are confused.
Yes, your iPad is arrives ready to work with wifi; however, your iPad requires an external wifi "network," composed of both a "modem" and a "router." A router is a switching device allowing more than one computer to access your modem at the same time. So, want really to do, Jane, is to add a router to your modem — not to your iMac.
With a router, your modem can share access with another device, such as your iPad (though not your iPhone, which uses something else, i.e., not a modem, to connect to the Web).
As a bonus, your new router will allow you to print wirelessly from your iMac -- though not from your iPad (unless you buy special software turning your iMac into a print server for your iPad, another topic altogether).
Apple offers three routers that might work for you. One is the AirPort Express. Another is the AirPort Extreme. And a third is the Time Capsule. (The Time Capsule also has a hard drive built right in to make backups from your iMac easier, and, if you ever swap out your iMac for a MacBook Air, you'll definitely appreciate that feature.)
But you'll definitely need to visit your local Genius Bar for personal guidance on the best choice from your three Apple options for your particular situation.
In my own case, for example, I use an AirPort Extreme router hooked directly to my cable modem, and use print server software to print wirelessly from my iPad. But that may not be the best way for you to go. Check your Genius Bar first!!
- Answered by Sandy U from Appling
- 05 8, 13
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can i use airport express to extend NONE airport routers?
- Asked by Thomas H from Peoria
- 06 27, 12
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Networking an AV receiver via Airport express
I have a Yamaha AV Receiver that is networkable via a Ethernet port, can the airport express receive my wireless internet and feed it to the receiver via the Ethernet port on the unit ?
- Asked by Stephen J from Melbourne
- 12 14, 13
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print from USB and LAN using 2 different printers?
Can I connect 2 different printers, one into USB and the other through Ethernet cable and be able to print to both? AND can I use this to extend my current wireless network so the printers can connect wirelessly instead of long cables?
- Asked by Robert H from Elk Grove
- 08 2, 14
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first of all you need to consider 2 things, one if you are using a pc or a mac. if you are using a pc you have to download 2 programs form the apple web site: the first one called: bonjour for windows and the other one called: airport utility for windows, just make sure you're using the latest versions.
airport utility is used to config the settings in your airport express, the latter program is going to be used to discover and config the printer in your windows system.
on the other hand macs are a totally different world, you don't have to install any of those programs because both applications are already in the OS. there are plenty of tutorials on the web that can give you a very clear and detailed idea on how you can install a printer and set your airport express in a windows system.
thirdly, you have to install the second printer, so as to do this you need to check if your printer has got an internal Lan card or it doesn't have any. if your printer does have one, just connect the printer into the lan port of your airport express, read the instructions that comes with the printer or visit the manufacture's web site for further details on this topic.
but if your printer does not have any internal lan card, don't worry about that just plug in the printer to the USB port in your airport extreme then use the bonjour utility to discover the device and then installed it in your windows pc.
To install a printer on a mac just go to system preferences, then make click on the icon named print and scan, there are plenty of info on the web about this. I hope this can give you an idea.
- Answered by Charles I from Lake Hopatcong
- 08 5, 14
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DCHP Scope. Does the AirPort Express have DHCP scope limitations; i.e., can it only support a limited number of wireless devices?
- Asked by Dale R from Holly Springs
- 07 3, 13
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Would it be faster and more reliable than previous generation? Better antenna?
Better, faster, more reliable than previous generation?
- Asked by Roemer V
- 06 12, 12
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yes, you should see smoother operation form your devices with it being dual band. It is also ready for ipv6
- Answered by Ryan H
- 06 13, 12
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How many Mb/s are delivered by the express
- Asked by Steven L C from Santa Maria
- 06 20, 12
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Can I use the AirPort Express to connect to my existing wireless and then make my printer and music play wirelessly?
I already have a wireless router, and wired printer. I want to extend my wireless range, and I also want to be able to turn my wired printer into a wireless one, along with my wired speakers into wireless speakers. Is this possible?
- Asked by Xavier S from Washington
- 10 23, 12
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white against white?
I can't tell what this thing looks like. Apple, could you photograph pure white things against, maybe a blue, grey, pink background?
Does this plug directly into the wall like the old Express Base Stations, or does it have a cord.
- Asked by Colleen O from Seattle
- 08 6, 12
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One of Apple's product photos (on the product page) shows the back panel of the unit. This is where you will see a figure-of-eight shaped power connector. Therefore, the answer to your question is that the unit is connected to the power supply via a power cable.
This is different to the original Airport Express products from a couple of years ago, which had an integrated power connector.
- Answered by Dan L
- 09 10, 12
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What is the best Router for Apple iPod Touch ? Can I use the AirPort Express base station in Ghana(Africa)
I use the iPod Touch to go on Skype or Face Time when I am in Africa
can i use airport express as a network extender for my airport extreme
- Asked by Christina M from Zionville
- 08 20, 13
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Can I use the AirPort device or something similar to transmit audio from the output of my DJ mixing desk to my home Airplay network ?
I'm looking for something that I can plug into the output socket of my Stanton SCS4DJ MP3 mixing desk that will enable me to send the audio output wirelessly to my Airplay network that includes my Denon Ceol Network Music System, Apple TV and any other speakers that I choose to add to my Airplay network. Thanks
how far will the Airport Express signal cover
I live in a 1500 sf ranch with a finished basement. Will the Airport Express signal
cover the whole house?
- Asked by Bill H from Flushing
- 11 15, 13
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Is it compatible with streamyx broadband from TM?
- Asked by Nazrul Idzham K from Pekan
- 08 10, 12
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Can I use airport express to print from my ipad 2 onto a hp desk jet 3050 printer
As I am considering buying one soon
- Asked by Daniel L
- 09 30, 13
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