Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
687 Questions from the Community
Can I use an AirPort Express to extend my existing wifi signal?
- Asked by Jason K from New Canaan
- Jun 20, 2014
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Yes, I just finished doing it about 5 minutes ago! I bought an AirPort Extreme and installed it as my WiFi network using the AirPort Utility on my MacBook Pro. Then I plugged in my Airport Express to a power socket upstairs at the other end of my house where I lose signal. The AirPort utility on my MacBook Pro recognized the Express and asked me if I wanted to use the Express to extend my existing network. I clicked yes...done! The whole thing took less than 10 minutes.
- Answered by Cameron G from Rogers
- Nov 12, 2014
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I have an older airport extreme, can it be hooked to comcast modem
I have connected my airport extreme to comcast modem, but light remains yellow. What do I need to do.
- Asked by Jerry J from Sugar Land
- Jul 13, 2015
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does router come with warranty
Not the one you have to buy
- Asked by Shawn M from Madawaska
- Jun 27, 2015
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Can you use it on airplanes or cruise ships
I am going to different islands and going to be in the middle of no where
- Asked by Xavier L from Stroudsburg
- Jan 23, 2016
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An AirPort Express is used to create a wireless network. You could use it where ever you want, as long as wireless networking is allowed, which I doubt on a plane, but on a ship you would be fine.
But it seems like you believe that having a wireless network offers you access to the internet; it does not. You always need to connect your AirPort Express, or any other wireless router or wireless access point for that matter, to a modem which is connected to the internet.
- Answered by Arie V
- Feb 25, 2016
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If I use 2 Airport Express's to extend my network, will both have the same name (SSID) or do you have to switch from one network name to another?Answer
Both will have the same name as your main wifi SSID, just act like as a continuous wifi network. No rejoining when walking between them.
How do I connect the AirPort Express with my Verizon Fios Router?
- Asked by Perry C from Matawan
- Dec 28, 2015
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If the Verizon router is a router/modem combo all you do is turn off the Wi-Fi on the Verizon device and connect it to your Airport express via ethernet so you can create a new network. Some router/modem combos require that you call the provider so they can remotely disable the Wi-Fi part of your device. Its a really simple procedure and it's worth it because you'll be using the Wi-Fi network from your Airport express which has more benefits.
- Answered by Juan O from Buford
- Feb 4, 2016
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Do I need an AirPlay enabled MacBook to use the AirPlay function in the AirPort Express?
I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook which does not support airplay. I would like to stream music from iTunes to an AirPlay enabled speaker system. Could I use AirPort express to do this?
- Asked by Neil A
- Feb 20, 2015
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How long can you use this device for?
- Asked by Hailey O from New Paltz
- Feb 16, 2016
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Will a 4th Gen Apple TV work well with an old (2006) Airport Extreme?
- Asked by Gene R from Belfast
- Feb 23, 2016
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Can the airport express replace the router?
- Asked by Jeff S from Ashland
- Dec 16, 2015
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how many devices can be connected to airport express
- Asked by Ashwin J from Frisco
- Jul 27, 2015
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- Answered by Jeffrey T from Alexander City
- Nov 15, 2015
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Would the Airport Express be faster than my main router even though the Airport is connect to my main hub?
If I buy the Airport Express would it act faster (higher upload and download speed) than my main hub, it is connected too? The main hub is an EE fibre router although if I buy this product would it be faster and give off a longer signal?Answer
It depends on the specifications of your current wireless router. If this AirPort Express has better specifications, then in theory it should have a better signal, with a higher up- and download speed. But like I wrote; in theory. A wireless connection is always between two devices, for example between your laptop and your AirPort Express or between your smartphone and your AirPort Express. If the other device only supports older wireless standards, then having an AirPort Express which supports newer wireless standards will not improve your up- and download speed. The slowest link decides on the speed that is used on the wireless connection. Also, if your internet connection for example has a 50 Mbps download speed and your wireless network supports a higher speed, then you will still download on a maximum of 50 Mbps, as that is your internet connection speed. Last, but not least, the building you are in also has an influence on the wireless signal. In theory you might get a stronger signal, but if you are in a building with a lot of metal or thick concrete, then that signal will still not reach very far. The solution to this is to set up multiple wireless access points. I have one Time Capsule for example, which is my main router, and I have one AirPort Express connected to it with a network cable and one AirPort Express connected to it wirelessly, both to extend my wireless network through my house and garden.
does it work with apple TV?
- Asked by Stephen W from Aiea
- Jul 26, 2015
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Yes it does. It broadcast internet via ethernet or wireless. So if you use either way, you will be able to retrieve data from airport to apple TV
- Answered by Jake Larrs N from Rochester
- Aug 1, 2015
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Technical network question: can I use the Express with my current Airport Extreme, as a repeater with printer connected?
I currently have an airport extreme, which is very good at getting range throughout my very long unit (about 30 meters.)
I have my TV, XBOX, PC down one end.. and my iMac is down the other end. I had the Extreme set up in the middle of the house. So it turns out, my xbox360 along with the NBA App wont give me HD unless its plugged in, even if the wireless Extreme unit is sitting 5 inches away from the XBOX360 (I tested this). Highlights work fine, but actual games - na.
So I though I would move the extreme in the room with the XBOX 360 etc in it..
Anyway, surprisingly, down the other end of the house, the iMac works on the internet fine! The iPhone 5 also works well.(checked with speediest and can confirm that the iphone lost less than 10% at the end of the house! impressive :-) ) BUT when I look at the iMac network connection, it says the transmit signal is only 27 down from around 217. The internet is fine, but youtube has taken a hit.
My dilemma then, is that I need the printer connected to a wireless device so everything including our laptops can print. I also would not mind extending the range back out for the iMac.
So I am considering the Express to put in the middle of the house.
1) If I have my modem plugged into the extreme, I assume I can use the express as an extender?
2) Can I plug the printer into the Extender, or in this case, the little express which will be used as an extender?
I sort of dont want the printer near the TV due to room issues, and would like to bring back the super quickness of the internet to the iMac.. Im not so fussed about the internet for the iMac, as its only YouTube which has taken a hit, everything else works great, which is amazing at such a long range. (almost 100 feet)
- Asked by Dennis K from Mosman
- Nov 15, 2012
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Will this extend wifi and act as airtunes base station simultaneously? I have an old AE and it will only do one or the other...
I have a new smart TV yet to be hooked up. Can I run an Ethernet cord from the LAN port to provide the Internet signal to my TV?
- Asked by Bob S from Suffield
- Aug 6, 2012
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