Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
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can i stream audio from the internet to my airport express?
Would love it if i can stream audio from my internet sites, i.e. you tube, vimeo, radio internet. to my Airport express speakers.
I have the last generation Airport, where I cannot stream from net.
However, I phones can...
Does this one do it?
- Asked by Witty J A from Pacoima
- Nov 28, 2012
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To stream from the internet (e.g. YouTube etc) you just need to change the audio settings from your computer to the Airport.
It's not quite as straight forward as hitting the Airplay button in iTunes, and it does mean that ALL audio will be played from your Airport (when you use iTunes it only sends the music playing not the sound from your computer). But it's easy enough to change back and fourth when desired and will give you what you want.
---> System Preferences ----> Sound ---> then select 'Airplay' rather than the internal speakers.
- Answered by William A B from Perth
- Jul 8, 2015
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Will the airport express work with dsl wireless router
- Asked by Edwin S from South Hadley
- Aug 14, 2012
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If the DSL Wireless router is capable on it's own of providing a wireless internet network now, the Airport Express can do one of the following two jobs:
1). It can physically connect to the DSL router, and provide a wireless network.
2). It can wirelessly connect to the DSL router, and provide wireless access to the DSL Router's network to physically connected devices. These devices would be connected to the ports on the back of the Airport Express: Ethernet, USB, Audio.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
- Nov 9, 2016
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Can I use the USB Port on the back of my Airport Express for audio?
I want to connect my Bose Speaker system that I purchased for my computer. I want to be able to use my laptop anywhere in the room without being tired to my desk where the speakers are. What are my options? Thanks
- Asked by Jeremy G from Los Angles
- Jun 14, 2016
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Will the airport express work with the new 802.11ac Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station or should I buy the 802.11n Extreme?
Until a month ago, I was using an 802.11n Extreme and an airport Express to extend the signal. My 802.11 Extreme no longer works and I am looking to replace it. I am deciding between the n model and the new ac Extreme model. My most important question is -- will the airport express work with the new ac Extreme base station ?
If it does not, I will just by the 802.11n Extreme base station.
- Asked by Jonathan C from Cary
- Jul 27, 2013
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I may be late to the party here but YES it will. I currently have a 10 year old Linksys WRT54G (802.11 b/g) hardwired via a Belkin ethernet powerline connection to the Extreme and it works just fine. But remember, your fastest speed will be at the rate of the slowest link. So I get 802.11 AC speeds when my devices are connecting to the Extreme, but devices connected to the WRT54G get about 100mb max on a good day due to transiting over the powerline ethernet connection.
I am waiting to see if they release a new airport express supporting 802.11AC, then I will also upgrade my powerline connection to the newest boxes. Then I will also get Apple TV and leverage the faster speeds. My stuff is 5 years old, and there is newer better faster stuff out there now.
Hope this helps - Good Luck.
- Answered by Joshua T O from Phoenix
- Nov 22, 2013
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I live in a sorority house with 95 other girls and wifi is a major problem, especially with apple tv, will the express help or do I need the extreme?
Yes it will.
Kenneth has a very simple question that very few people understand unfortunatelly. I wondered about this myself, because I would very much be able to stream hi-res audio via AE. I ended up calling Apple Support to get a straight answer. After waiting on the phoneline and eventually be put trough to a person that should have been able to answer, he really did not understand the question. But eventually he was able to ask a colleage and the answer was clear! NO, the new AE is not technically upgraded, same resolution as before 16-bit wordlenght and samplerate "locked" to 44,1kHz. So Apple confirmed Apple TV still has the edge with 16/48, but it dont do much difference for me.
I bought the new AE later only because the the extra ethernet port, that was practical for me so I could connect my Apple TV to new AE LAN port.
And I can confirm the new AE still is 16/44, I see the sample rate on my DAC. If the audio from my computer is 24/96.... AE will still down sample to 16/44 as always..too bad!!
- Answered by Rune D
- Jul 1, 2012
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can i wirelessly extend a network? AKA airport express wirelessly connects to router and the express creates it's own hotspot.
- Asked by Devin M from Ellicott City
- Jan 14, 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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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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Yes, go to Wireless Tab settings and chose "Join Existing Network". Enter your WiFi password and you are all set!
- Answered by Jesse S from Quartz Hill
- Jul 29, 2015
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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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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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Can i use my Airport Express to extend my wireless network with another brand router?
I bought an Airport Express to extend the wifi signal at home, but I have a Dynex router. Is it going to work without cable? ANd if I buy the Airport Extreme base, may i reply the signal without a cable?
- Asked by Sabrina I from Sao Paulo
- Nov 22, 2012
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Although it isn't made very obvious, Airport Express can only extend a network generated by an Airport Extreme.
- Answered by David S
- Mar 16, 2015
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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 long can you use this device for?
- Asked by Hailey O from New Paltz
- Feb 16, 2016
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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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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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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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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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