Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
734 Questions from the Community
Can I use base station as a piggy back from my router? i.e. router in one room and base station in another room?
I have a Sky Router which is in one place which I cannot change (I am in a 1420 listed Property). Nor can I fit any printer to it; I have no space there. So I want to use Base station remotely in another room. I need to how and if it can be done. Thanks!
Should this be enough to handle video streaming?
Routers sold in stores always play up speeds of 150 vs 300 vs 600. I never really understood those either, but the sales guys always say that if I'm going to download video to a wireless divide, I'd better get the higher (and more expensive) speeds. Are they right, and will the AirPort Express be able to handle that alright?
- Asked by Larry S from Brookline
- Jun 15, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Should this be enough to handle video streaming?)
It really depends on what you need. If you plan on transferring large files >2GB frequently you need as much speed as possible. If you want, though, to just stream a video from your laptop to your TV then an average router can do it. I can stream pretty well with 50 Mbit/s wifi. On the other hand keep in mind that if you want to stream directly from Internet, you have to make sure first, that the router slows you down rather than your Internet provider. In any occasion, yes this router can handle video streaming, as far as it concerns your home/work network.
- Answered by Zafiris S
- Dec 29, 2012
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Can the AirPort Express boost my wii fi network speed that I'm getting through Dish satellite?
I get the worlds slowest internet with Dish despite what they claim, would the AirPort Express be able to boost that speed for my devices i.e. streaming Netflix, download speeds etc...
- Asked by Denise L from Earleville
- Sep 9, 2014
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can i plug my sky hd box into airport express
- Asked by Greg C
- Jun 12, 2012
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If I were to start my own wireless network, whould I still need a modem or could I plug my ADSL2 line straight into it?
If not, which modem would be best? I believe we have a splitter from the phone line to the ADSL...
- Asked by Rob V from Perth
- Jun 13, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (If I were to start my own wireless network, whould I still need a modem or could I plug my ADSL2 line straight into it?)
You would still need an ADSL modem. Previously I used a Zoom ADSL
modem, which worked great, but now I just use the wireless router my ISP sent me (just turning off the wireless function of course and using the airport instead)
- Answered by Paul J from London
- Jun 14, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I were to start my own wireless network, whould I still need a modem or could I plug my ADSL2 line straight into it?)
It has less Ports, no support for Hard Drives, and it is theoretically less powerful although it still packs a fairly large punch. It also features AirTunes, which the Extreme and Time Capsule do not.
- Answered by Timothy M from Hillsboro
- Jul 3, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (So... how does this differ from the Extreme model now? just less ethernet ports and no hard drive sharing?)
Will I require an existing internet connection to use the Express, or can I use It's wireless features offline?
I would like to know if if can use the Airport Express without an internet connection?
I have a Mac Pro, currently I must set up an ad-hoc wifi network each time I want to connect my iPhone and iPad wirelessly to my Mac.
Will the Express allow me to create a lasting wireless network (as opposed to having to set up an ad-hoc network whenever I want to connect my devices wirelessly to my Mac?)
I receive my internet through my iPhone's wireless hotspot connection, so I do not have a router.
- Asked by Peter M from Armidale
- Sep 30, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Will I require an existing internet connection to use the Express, or can I use It's wireless features offline?)
Does airport express work in both UK and the USA?
- Asked by Peter S
- Aug 29, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Does airport express work in both UK and the USA?)
Yes, I've take both the latest one and the previous one to the UK and used them both successfully there, they work across 110 to 240 volts no problem. you just need an adaptor as the sockets are different between the two countries.
- Answered by Paul J from Scotts Valley
- Jan 29, 2013
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Does it expand a wireless signal/range, other than Airport, time capsule or airport express?
I use a Q1000 modem for CenturyLink and was wondering if it can expand the wireless range on this model.
- Asked by Chris P from Herriman
- Jun 14, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Does it expand a wireless signal/range, other than Airport, time capsule or airport express?)
I don't know about Q1000 but I have an ASUS Wireless Router RT-N56U (dual band) and the Airport Express will ever so often drop the wireless connection to the ASUS AP. I have to power off the Airport when that happens to recover...
I figured Apple designed it to work flawlessly with only their Airports.
- Answered by Ronald Y
- Jun 20, 2012
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"Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n specification" can use the AirPort Express Base Station. It will work on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
- Answered by Dennis B from Foster City
- Sep 17, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does airport express only work for apple products or can it be use for multi products like xbox 360 or ps3???)
Connecting to my PC and Apple Devices via non apple router
Is it possible to have the airport express connect to a non apple router wirelessly?
Then is it possible to have it extend that range wirelessly to apple devices?
Then is it possible to connect my PC up to the airport express as well via ethernet?
So if it can connect to non apple router wirelessly, is possible to share that internet via ethernet as well as wirelessly?
- Asked by Alex T
- Jan 12, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (Connecting to my PC and Apple Devices via non apple router)
Can you use this to extend the range of an Airport Extreeme and connect your HDTV to the LAN Port for the TV to connect if your TV is lacking wirelessBest Answer:
yes you can
- Answered by Taha A from Beverly Hills
- Jun 18, 2012
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does router come with warranty
Not the one you have to buy
- Asked by Shawn M from Madawaska
- Jun 28, 2015
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Will the Airport Express work well in a 2000 sq feet home?
- Asked by James M from Dupont
- Jan 22, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the Airport Express work well in a 2000 sq feet home?)
Our Digital VOIP phones connect to the internet via an ethernet cable. Will a Airport Express provide ample signal to support the digital phones?
Will Airport Express provide ample signal via an ethernet cable to support our new VOIP digital phones?
No answers yet
Jane, I believe the reason you haven't received an answer yet is that the ideas behind your question are confused.
Yes, your iPad is arrives ready to work with wifi; however, your iPad requires an external wifi "network," composed of both a "modem" and a "router." A router is a switching device allowing more than one computer to access your modem at the same time. So, want really to do, Jane, is to add a router to your modem — not to your iMac.
With a router, your modem can share access with another device, such as your iPad (though not your iPhone, which uses something else, i.e., not a modem, to connect to the Web).
As a bonus, your new router will allow you to print wirelessly from your iMac -- though not from your iPad (unless you buy special software turning your iMac into a print server for your iPad, another topic altogether).
Apple offers three routers that might work for you. One is the AirPort Express. Another is the AirPort Extreme. And a third is the Time Capsule. (The Time Capsule also has a hard drive built right in to make backups from your iMac easier, and, if you ever swap out your iMac for a MacBook Air, you'll definitely appreciate that feature.)
But you'll definitely need to visit your local Genius Bar for personal guidance on the best choice from your three Apple options for your particular situation.
In my own case, for example, I use an AirPort Extreme router hooked directly to my cable modem, and use print server software to print wirelessly from my iPad. But that may not be the best way for you to go. Check your Genius Bar first!!
- Answered by Sandy U from Appling
- May 8, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will airport express make my iMac 11.2 wifi and be able to use iPad also or do i need an airport Extreme?)
Is the WiFi network as good as current Time Capsule?
- Asked by Peter G from Coupeville
- Jun 12, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Is the WiFi network as good as current Time Capsule?)
The Time Capsule has better network coverage.
- Answered by Michael H from Arlington Heights
- Jun 30, 2012
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