Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
690 Questions from the Community
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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Can i use the express to extend the network of my school's wifi?
I have free wifi on my macBook from my school. But the school's wifi does not reach my whole appartment. Can i extend the wireless internet by using the express so that it will reach the rest of my appartment?
Is it able to extend a network, where i don't have the modem or ethernet cable to. All i have is wifi in my bedroom and would like to extend it about 20 feet to my living room. Thanks!
- Asked by Elijah A from San Jose
- Aug 31, 2012
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I talked with an apple representative and that is the purpose of this device. It is used to extend the wifi network, and make it go into another part of the house. It would be perfect for your need.
- Answered by Steven L from Deer Park
- Oct 21, 2012
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Can i connect more than 3 airport express to extend my WiFi signal
Hello. My house have a big terrain, so I have 10 WIFI cameras, and I need to extend the wifi signal so I could connect with a good speed all the cameras. So I'm thinking of connecting for example 4 airport express, and 1 of them will be connected to Internet and the other ones will extend the signal. It could be done and work properly?. How many airport express I could connect?. Thanks!!!
- Asked by Ignacio José T
- Jun 13, 2015
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Yes you can. When string up your Airport Express Base Station, choose the option "Extend a Wireless Network". Select your wireless network and you should be good to go.
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
- Jun 21, 2012
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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.
can I play video in .mkv file format?
I would like to know if the Apple TV can play movie files in mkv format from a hard disk connected to an Airport Express Base station?
- Asked by Ajay H from Chennai
- Aug 30, 2012
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Is the Airport Express a modem & router in one?
- Asked by Debra B from Portland
- Feb 17, 2014
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No, you'll need a separate modem/router to connect to your ISP. In some cases, they may provide a similar device that can also broadcast a WiFi signal that you can use with your wireless devices, for a fee. Best bet is to give them a shout for assistance.
- Answered by Garth H from Sacramento
- Mar 3, 2014
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wifi booster for Apple
I have Bell Aliant Fibre Op in my home, which acccording to them is very powerful. The modem is downstairs. I cannot get a good reception for my Mac Pro upstairs. I keep losing the reception and it takes forever to get to a website. The BellAliant tech suggested I get a Wifi Booster for Apple. What is it, where can I get it and will it work? Help.
- Asked by Ronald L from Bathurst
- Jun 1, 2013
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Just add the AirPort Express to your existing router as a piggy back wifi. We did this with our NetGear router as our house is large and the wifi would not work well in certain parts of the house. The AirPort Express was extremely easy to setup immediately with the existing NetGear Wifi. Upon set up the WiFi in our house immediately SOARED! Definitely a Buy!
- Answered by Stephanie K from Chardon
- Jun 18, 2013
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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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whats needed to stream music to non wireless stereo system?
I need to stream to a Bang & olufsen system
- Asked by Gary R from Paradise Valley
- May 11, 2013
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Your stereo system does not need to be wireless. As long as it has a high-level input, such as AUX or similar. After you originally set up your Airport Express in Airport utility, and assign it a name, such as Main Stereo, B&O or whatever, that name will show up in the speaker selection pane at the bottom-right of your iTunes window (in Snow Leopard anyway). The Airport Express that's connected to your local WiFi network will have to be near your B&O Stereo system. All that's required is a commonly available cable that has a 1/8" Stereo Miniplug on one side, which goes into the Airport Express, and your standard 2 (red and white) RCA plugs on the other end, that connect to your Stereo system, and you are in business. Happy listening!
- Answered by Michael V from Barrie
- Jun 17, 2013
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can i replace my existing wifi modem with an airport express base station?
i was just wondering because my existing wifi modem is only 802.11bg while the airport express base station is 802.11n
- Asked by Ryan B from Woodcroft
- Jun 14, 2012
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No, the Airport is not a modem. It is a router. That means you have to plug from your existing modem into the Airport. The purpose of the Airport is to convert your wired modem into a wireless signal. If you already have a combo modem/wifi router then this device will not replace it. It may be capable of boosting your signal strength if you are having a weak wifi signal in your home though. NOTE: research compatibility of the devices first.
- Answered by David F from Clarksville
- Jul 5, 2012
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It can connect through either.
- Answered by Timothy W from Elk River
- Aug 31, 2012
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do i need airport express and airport time capsule
- Asked by Rebecca S from Drummoyne
- Apr 24, 2014
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No. The ATC does both.
I'm assuming your intention is to have your internet or LAN shared securely and simply by Wifi, plus offer TimeMachine backup service to your OSX devices.
In that regard, the Airport Time Capsule has all the features of an Airport Extreme plus adds an internal, shared disk that can be used for TimeMachine backups or for simply a shared storage.
- Answered by Allan C from White Rock
- Dec 1, 2014
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Can the new Airport Express Base Station extend the network from a new Airport Extreme Base Station AND use Airplay at the same time?
My old Airport Express cannot do both, you either have to set it up to create a network, join an existing network to extend it, or set it up for AirTunes. If the new one could do both, I'll buy it.Best Answer:
Yes, you can extend the network from your AirPort Extreme Base Station and use AirPlay via this AirPort Express Base Station simultaneously.
Actually, for that matter, the first generation AirPort Express is also compatible with the same feature. I have the first generation AirPort Express and currently using that same setup. I would check for updates for your Mac and AirPort devices, as that is possibly the reason why yours is not working.
After it is fully up-to-date, open AirPort Utility, select your AirPort Express, choose "Edit", and under the "Wireless" tab, choose "Extend a wireless network." Then on the next tab ("AirPlay"), check the box that says "Enable AirPlay."
- Answered by Jeffrey Y from Westmont
- Sep 13, 2012
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Yes, I've done just that. When you select the Airplay icon it lets you choose which speakers you want to stream to. If you are streaming from a computer you can send the audio to any combination of airport expresses connected to speakers. If you are using an Ipod or Ipad you can only stream to one at a time.
Of course, you can use your Ipod/Ipad with the remote app to control Itunes on your PC to stream to multiple airport expresses.
- Answered by Jonathan W from Vienna
- Jun 19, 2012
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Airport express or apple tv
The apple Tv and Airport express are the same price but the Apple Tv does more.
Should i buy an Apple tv to stream my music to my stereo in the other room ?
Or should i buy a Airport express ?
Does the Airport express have more faetures that the Apple TV doesn't have ?
I currently have
I just want to be ablle to stream music tto the stereo's i have through my Two storry house
I just purchaced the Airport Express but i'm now thinking i should of bought another Apple TV ?
- Asked by David C from Kingsley
- May 5, 2013
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I'm faced with the same dilemma, as my 802.11g Airport Express suffers from many drop-outs due to multiple interference on the 2.4Ghz band by microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitors and the like. Been kind of holding off till the new 802.11ac was implemented across the board by APPLE. More on that in a minute.
The APPLE tv obviously does a lot more in the entertainment arena thru it's ability to stream all your iTunes content to your TV, in addition to NETFLIX, VIMEO, YouTube, hockey and baseball games, etc, etc. But it does not support wireless printing; no USB port. To get the audio from your iTunes music library to your main Stereo, you'd either need an HDMI splitter, HDMI 1.4 with ARC (audio return channel), an HDMI AV receiver, or purchase a Toslink optical audio cable to go directly from the APPLE tv to your Stereo system.
The current version of the APPLE tv still uses 802.11n. While that is plenty for music streaming, the advantage of 802.11ac would be, no possible slowdown of the entire network by one slower link in the chain, as well as being ready for when 4k video streams become more commonplace.
I'm waiting to see if APPLE will update the Airport Express as well as the APPLE tv to the new ac standard. If not in the near future, I'll buy the Express, as at the moment I just want to be able to stream my iTunes library to my main Stereo, and I won't have to shell out for the optical cable. In addition, it'll buy more time to see where APPLE is headed with their APPLE tv "hobby". But for 99 bucks, you can't go wrong either way.
- Answered by Michael V from Barrie
- Jun 17, 2013
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You will need to connect to the Airport Extreme using the Airport Utility, Go to the Internet Section, then the Wireless Tab. Check the box "Allow this network to be extended" Then connect to the Airport Express using the Airport Utility, Click on the Internet Section, and under the wireless tab choose "Join a Wireless Network" You also will want to add the same wireless network name as well as security as you have on the Airport Extreme.
- Answered by Matthew B from Lancaster
- Jan 14, 2014
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is this compatable with BT home hub?
i have numerous apple products and a couple of laptops and an office computer & I want to know how to link up the airport system to enable it to work with all the products, i phones, i pads, i pods and playstations etc and stream music.
Do I need to connect it with a cable to phone line ? or will it pick up signal wirelessly ?
- Asked by Melanie B
- Nov 4, 2012
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Easy answer yes, just connect an Ethernet cable from your home hub to the Airport Express and you should have a wireless network up and running shortly after that
- Answered by Fergus C from Newcastle-upon-tyne
- Nov 22, 2012
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Can the airport express be used inside cars and other vehicles?
- Asked by Erin A from Round Rock
- Jun 10, 2015
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How do I set it up without using a stereo which I don't have
I have an Airport express - can't figure out how to get it going??? It was suggested I use a RCA plug to my stereo - I don't have a stereo
- Asked by Anne C from Dayton
- Oct 21, 2015
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If you don't have a speaker system, and want to use AirPlay, you are probably better off buying an AirPlay compatible speaker (cheaper, and no separate box to plug in)
- Answered by David K from Santa Clara
- Nov 14, 2015
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