Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
719 Questions from the Community
Can I use an AirPort Express to extend my existing wifi signal?
- Asked by Jason K from New Canaan
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Not for anything other than Apple products. Apple has set up the express to only extend apple networks. I have called apple and asked this question and it was confirmed by Apple. Express can not extend any other network other than apple networks.
- Answered by Levi E from Las Vegas
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Is there any configuration conflict of AirPort Express with online purchases on PSN?
- Asked by Rafael J from Rio De Janeiro
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Can I play Amazon Prime Music thru my airport express to my home stereo, and if so, how is it set up?
My Airport Express is several years old
- Asked by Drew H from Pittsburgh
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That works, when using amazon prime in safari.
For me the solution was defining the airport express as the acustic output device in the system preferences.
As a shortcut for this you can go using the speaker symbol in the top / main menu.
- Answered by Matthias B
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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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Yes, I have this setup at home where my base is an AE and another exactly the same in the bedroom to amplify the signal.
- Answered by Francisco M from Santa Cruz
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Technical network question: can I use the Express with my current Airport Extreme, as a repeater with printer connected?
I currently have an airport extreme, which is very good at getting range throughout my very long unit (about 30 meters.)
I have my TV, XBOX, PC down one end.. and my iMac is down the other end. I had the Extreme set up in the middle of the house. So it turns out, my xbox360 along with the NBA App wont give me HD unless its plugged in, even if the wireless Extreme unit is sitting 5 inches away from the XBOX360 (I tested this). Highlights work fine, but actual games - na.
So I though I would move the extreme in the room with the XBOX 360 etc in it..
Anyway, surprisingly, down the other end of the house, the iMac works on the internet fine! The iPhone 5 also works well.(checked with speediest and can confirm that the iphone lost less than 10% at the end of the house! impressive :-) ) BUT when I look at the iMac network connection, it says the transmit signal is only 27 down from around 217. The internet is fine, but youtube has taken a hit.
My dilemma then, is that I need the printer connected to a wireless device so everything including our laptops can print. I also would not mind extending the range back out for the iMac.
So I am considering the Express to put in the middle of the house.
1) If I have my modem plugged into the extreme, I assume I can use the express as an extender?
2) Can I plug the printer into the Extender, or in this case, the little express which will be used as an extender?
I sort of dont want the printer near the TV due to room issues, and would like to bring back the super quickness of the internet to the iMac.. Im not so fussed about the internet for the iMac, as its only YouTube which has taken a hit, everything else works great, which is amazing at such a long range. (almost 100 feet)
- Asked by Dennis K from Mosman
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Yes you can do what you're asking, but I ended up not doing it after I set it up. The problem is that the Express isn't compatible with 802.11ac, so when it is used as an extender for the Extreme, it forces the Extreme to use 802.11n. So I went from an average speed of 500Mbps down to like 50 Mbps, which is equivalent to taking your new Ferrari back to the dealer and asking if he has any used rollerblades in the showroom.
- Answered by Justin H from Salt Lake City
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How do I hook up my apple airport?
I bought a 5000imac set up including an airport but have not set it up and am paying my internet company for service s that my air port would cover. Please help me I believe I can lower my monthly internet bill by 25 if I get this set up
- Asked by Molly H from Falconer
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Do I need to change airport express settings when I get a new modem?
I can see my network name, but the devices can't connect to it.
- Asked by Bailey M from Honolulu
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If your AE is connected to your modem as DHCP then nothing needs to be changed, just plug and play, all the settings will be carried out with the new modem as it was before.
- Answered by Francisco M from Santa Cruz
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Can you connect and airport express to an Airport Extreme as a WiFi Extender?
- Asked by Daniel S from Laguna Beach
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Yes. I have an AirPort Extreme downstairs with an Airport Express in the basement and another in the bedroom. Probably a little overkill but you just have to have the expresses join the network created by the Express.
- Answered by Terry B from Summit
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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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Is the Airport Time Capsule compatible with the Arris Touchstone CM8200
I have had all kinds of problems with my WIFI since getting the Arris Touchstone CM8200. I have always connected my Cable modem to my Airport Time Capsule and used it as a backup for my MAC and a router for the WiFi in our home. If I bypass the Airport, I get download speeds of >900mbps. If I maintain my old configuration I keep loosing internet signal altogether. Please advise
- Asked by Neil N from Weston
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can airport express be connected to a dac?
- Asked by Bruce O from Dallas
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I have connected an AirPort Express to a DAC using an optical toslink cable.
Then DAC out to your system. You can stream digital to that AirPort Express.
- Answered by Rick S from Loveland
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No, it's a router not a modem. So you'll need internet service with a modem and then it can be used as a router. But there are a lot more uses for this little device.
1. Extend your existing WiFi signal in weak spots of your home.
2. If you are in a hotel with no WiFi but the main lobby, this baby can be hooked up in your room with an ethernet cable and you can create your own wireless network.
3. Use it to play music from your iPhone, iPod, iPad or Macbook wirelessly through your stereo or any speakers. Works really good!
4. Wireless printing.
- Answered by Jesse S from Quartz Hill
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Yes you can. You just setup the Airport Express to join your existing network, or extend it, and then connect your BeoSound 8 to to the Airport express with a Mini-jack to RCA (L-R) cable.
- Answered by Morten H from Dubai
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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
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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
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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
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