Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
706 Questions from the Community
I am running an Airport Time Capsule along with an Airport Extreme to extend my wireless network in my home. I have a fish tank control module (Neptune's Apex Controller) that I would like to add to my wireless network. This product does not have wireless capabilities, but you can connect it to a wireless game adaptor and go wireless from there? Would an additional airport express work for me?
- Asked by Joe C from Rehoboth
- Aug 5, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (network extender)
B&O Beosound 3200 compatibility with Airport Express
I wish to play iTunes from the PC in another room through my Bang & Olufsen Beosound 3200 system. (I already have a wifi router set up).
I'd like confirmation - before buying it - that the Airport Express will link to my B&O system; and also confirm if/which additional cable needs to be purchased.
Thanking you kindly in advance
- Asked by Martin A from Sydney
- Mar 29, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (B&O Beosound 3200 compatibility with Airport Express)
Does the AirPort Express Base Station support "Wake on Demand" (Bonjour Sleep Proxy)?
Providing the wireless network is hosted by airport express, will I be able to wake my imac (2013) to access itunes library from my apple tv?
- Asked by Joachim F
- Apr 21, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the AirPort Express Base Station support "Wake on Demand" (Bonjour Sleep Proxy)?)
Can i still use this as a wireless access point to an existing network?
i am looking to turn a single ethernet connection in my dorm room to a wireless hotspot, i am almost positive the old airport express could do this but can this new model do it as well?
- Asked by Brandon B from Sheboygan Falls
- Jun 11, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Can i still use this as a wireless access point to an existing network?)
Yes it can. Apple says that it can "Act as a single Wi-Fi interface to any computer or almost any other devices such as game consoles that has an Ethernet port but doesn't itself have built-in Wi-Fi"
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
- Jun 21, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can i still use this as a wireless access point to an existing network?)
does the airport express require a landline phone?
I have a summer home and I don't bother putting a landline phone in it because I am only there for a few months out of the year.
- Asked by Khalil F from Haines Falls
- Sep 1, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (does the airport express require a landline phone?)
No, it does not require a landline phone or any other type of phone.
- Answered by Daniel T from Saint Helena
- Oct 21, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does the airport express require a landline phone?)
What ISPs are not compatible? Does it depend or are there specific criteria?
- Asked by James B from Meridian
- Oct 18, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (What ISPs are not compatible? Does it depend or are there specific criteria?)
my only internet connection is provided by a usb modem. Will the usb port to on this device let me use this port to connect to the internet this way?
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Airplay compatibility with G4 Macs
My WiFi soundsystem has an Airport Extreme base station and an Airport Express node connected to a Bose sound system. I have a Macbook Pro (2014) and an iMac G4 (the "jetsons" with Mac OS 10.4.11) that is hardwired (LAN ethernet) to the base station. Sound system has worked for @ 10 years until I replaced the worn-out Express with a new one last year. The G4 now appears not to have Airplay capability anymore (I can't find it on Airport Utility) and the G4's ITunes (version 9) will not show multiple speaker options.
Can I restore this G4 back to the Airplay WiFi network?
- Asked by Calhoun B from Mebane
- Jul 15, 2015
- Flag as inappropriate (Airplay compatibility with G4 Macs)
Can I use Express as router connected to modem & Time Capsule as a way to extend wifi signal?
Here's my dilemma: My modem, AirPort Express, and speakers are in my living room. The speakers are plugged into AirPort Express so I can play my music from any device. At the other end of the house is my study where I'd like to place the Time Capsule so that I can backup my laptop and so that I can extend the wifi signal in my house. Is that possible? And even if it is, am I wasting the Time Capsule's router capabilities by using the Express as the router and the Time Capsule as a means to extend signal?
And why on earth is Express the only router capable of connecting to speakers??
- Asked by Raul C from San Francisco
- Oct 20, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use Express as router connected to modem & Time Capsule as a way to extend wifi signal?)
Theoretically you can do that, BUT ... yes you are "wasting" some of the Time Capsule router capabilities. But if you don't need to use those features, I guess it's not a waste except that you are paying for them.
The bigger question is whether the WiFi signal from the Express is strong enough to reach your office so that the Extreme can connect to the WiFi provided by the Express.
A better solution is to connect the Extreme directly to the ISP modem (whether cable or DSL,) and setting the Extreme to provide the WiFi, with the Express extending the WLAN. You may need some help in running new coax, telephone or Ethernet cabling, but it would be worth it unless the expense is prohibitive. Wired is almost always preferable to wireless.
- Answered by Earl D from Rochester
- Apr 24, 2015
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use Express as router connected to modem & Time Capsule as a way to extend wifi signal?)
Will the Airport Express function using Power over Ethernet (PoE) instead of using the included power cord?
I would like to mount this in a location that does not have power readily available. Can the unit be powered using Power over Ethernet?
- Asked by Derek G from Matthews
- Oct 20, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the Airport Express function using Power over Ethernet (PoE) instead of using the included power cord?)
can you explain this product to me please? also does it give you wi-fi wherever you go?
Hi does this product let you get wi-fi wherever you want it too?
- Asked by Sarah I
- Jun 22, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (can you explain this product to me please? also does it give you wi-fi wherever you go?)
Does it extend Wi-Fi range
Does it extend 2wire range?
- Asked by Mohammad S from Palatine
- Dec 19, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Does it extend Wi-Fi range)
Will the Airport Express work with a satellite broadband system (Tooway)?
i.e. by connecting the Airport to the satellite modem via ethernet cable will this enable me to connect other devices (e.g. iphone and ipad) wirelessly?
- Asked by Richard F
- Oct 11, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the Airport Express work with a satellite broadband system (Tooway)?)
Do you have Airport express using 12v dc power supply?
- Asked by Nancy M from Sedona
- Jul 18, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Do you have Airport express using 12v dc power supply?)
Does the new Airport Express have noticeable range improvements from it's predecessor?
I currently use the old Airport Express to extend my wireless network broadcasted from my Time Capsule 2nd generation.
Unfortunately, the room I have my Airport Express in, which has poor service to the Time Capsule directly, is not always within working range.
If I upgraded my Airport Express to the newer unit, should I expect to see a NOTICEABLE improvement in coverage range?
I'm specifically asking those users who have used both; do you notice a significant improvement worthy of spending $100 on upgrading my device, keeping in mind this is really only so I can get strong WiFi extended from my Time Capsule and have it more reliable than the extended signal I currently have from the older Airport Express.
- Asked by Michael F from Fair Lawn
- Aug 6, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the new Airport Express have noticeable range improvements from it's predecessor?)