Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
730 Questions from the Community
I have a time capsule for my main Wifi network... can this base station be used to extend my wireless network or do I need something different?Best Answer:
You can use this an extender (in extender mode). You will just have to enable it.
Can airport express connect to the internet via an internet data card
- Asked by Alan S from Banglamung,
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If by Internet Data Card, you mean a cellular SIM card, then no.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
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Can I use the new airport express to extend (bridge) my airport extreme
- Asked by Nicolas S from Plymouth
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Yes, and it's fantastic!
- Answered by Gabriele B from Nutley
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can I air play music from my Iphone to two Airport Express conected to two diferent amps at the same time ?
I want to air play the same music form my IPhone to two diferent areas in my home where I have two diferent amps conected to a set of speakers.
I allready have one area conected to a 4 years old Aiport Express. I need to conect it to a new area.
- Asked by Ignacio M from Hermosillo
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No you cannot do that from any iOS device. However, if you have a mac or windows computer, you can from iTunes, just select it before selecting airplay devices to stream to!
- Answered by Andrew S from Bendigo
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Can this be used as a wireless router for a home network?
I am interested in buying this but before i do i need to know. I am gathering that it can be but it would be nice to have yes or no answer and not a maybe before i buy one. Thank You
- Asked by Joshua W from Sweet Springs
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Yes you can use this as a wireless router for a home network. When setting up the AirPort Express, choose the option, "Create a Wireless Network".
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
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Yes, but it will have to be in router mode, not bridge mode. If it is acting as a bridge, you would have to set that configuration in the core router.
- Answered by Earl D from Rochester
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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
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Yes. Set the express up in bridged mode. It then joins your wireless network and extends it and can provide bridged ethernet and USB plus stereo audio port for Airplay. Best $100 router out there. If you use it as a bridge, it does tend to run fairly warm. I set mine where it is close to some air flow. THe express runs warm compared to other wireless devices. Probably because it is so compact. Still, no issues in my experience. Works as expected. Cheers!
- Answered by Bill B from Red Oak
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I have an old Airport Express A1084 from the year 2006,, it is compatible with the NEW Airport Express, can I extend my network using my old model?Best Answer:
Yes. Use the newest Airport unit as the main signal distribution unit (internet device is connected to this unit) and use the older Airport unit as the signal extender. Just place the second extending unit about half way between the first Express and where you need the need the signal to reach. And it stands to reason that the farther you move away from the first express the weaker the signal will be even when using an extender.
- Answered by Neal M from Studio City
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Will AirPort Express improve my phone's FaceTime connection?
My cell phone connectivity switches to my neighbor's while I'm trying to FaceTime which causes the FaceTime to freeze or drop. Will the Airport Express help my phone connect to my modem/router downstairs more effectively?
- Asked by Nancy S from Sagamore Hills
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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
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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
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what is the airport Express for ?
im going to buy an macbook air and i see the airport express so i want to know for what it is it for so i know if need it or not
- Asked by Sandra N from Tampa
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When music is transmitted to an Airplay enabled device (like the Airport Express) it sends the music in the form of Apple Lossless 44Khz/16bit which is CD quality. If you have high def music in your iTunes library (like music bought demo HDtrack.com) that is 96kHz-24bit then the quality will be down graded to CD quality. You can see is happening by opening the Audio MIDI Setup app in your Applications/Utility directory and selecting your Airplay device an noticing 44100 Hz 2ch 16 bits is the only option available. If you can to play music with higher quality than CD quality then you need to connect your AV to your Mac with a directly connect optical cable.
- Answered by Mark L from Seattle
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Yes this is a wifi router it works with all wifi devices such as roku.
- Answered by Jack E from Sierra Madre
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Is the Airport Express Base Station portable? Can I take it with me to school and use it as wifi?
I currently use Clear for when I travel with my laptop and was wondering if the AirPort base could replace the Clear, as I'm paying a monthly fee for it.
- Asked by Shelby G from Las Vegas
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can we use airport extreme used as repeater router
I am having a service provider wifi router as base station and recently purchased airport extreme.Is it possible to use it as repeater router to expand range of wifi network
- Asked by Milind S
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You could yes but unless your service provider's wifi router has 802.11ac, then you are wasting your money buying an extreme. Just get the express maybe? Or, do what I did, disable wifi on your sp's router, connect the extreme to it using an ethernet cable and then use that to run your wifi, adding express units around the house as you go if you want to boost the signal or make use of an ethernet port somewhere else? I found that moving from the router wifi to the extreme made a HUGE difference to the quality and range of the wifi in the house as it's just a much better, stronger and more capable wifi device.
- Answered by Andrew B
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Will the Airport Express extend the guest network of an Airport Extreme?
- Asked by Anthony M from Albuquerque
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Talked to Apple Support today on this issue. They said that the bridged Airport Express will not extend the Guest Network of the Extreme. She suggested that I create a request (complaint?) regarding this feature. She seemed to believe that it could be offered in the future as a software patch/update.
- Answered by Brian T from Los Altos
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Do my stereo system speakers need to be able to connect to wifi signal to enable the airport express to work?
I have a JVC stereo system (MX-KC68) with sub and speakers which are really good but they do not have any wifi or bluetooth capabilities. I checked the back of the stereo system and speakers and it only has ports for the wired speakers/sub (the speakers look like they are internally wired and cant be removed). Is there a way to somehow connect the JVC stereo system to the airport express? I want to set up a home sound system but thought if I could somehow wire it up to the airport express that would save buying a few other sound speakers around the house. I have a feeling it will most likely end up being pretty complicated and may be just easier to purchase a system that has these capabilities but thought I would ask considering the speakers are the best ones I have around. thanks in advance :)
- Asked by Kristen P from Rooty Hill
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If your stereo system has audio input jacks, yes you can. The Airport Express has an Analog/Optical Audio output jack. It's an 1/8 inch jack so you will need an adapter cable to connect to RCA (phono plug) input. Or, if your stereo system has a digital optical input, you can connect to that using an optical cable. I have used the capability for years and it works quite well.
- Answered by Steve B from Saint Petersburg
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Can I extend the range of a Belkin-based wifi network?
Where I live we have a wifi network with a Belkin modem. The signal is very weak in my area. Could a new Airport be used to extend the range? I have an older Airport Express and Airport, but when I have tried to use them to accomplish this, it seems they are not compatible with non-Apple modems. Is the new Airport Express different in this regard?
- Asked by Vicki P
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Yes, I can say from experience that it will.
- Answered by Taylor R from Leesburg
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