Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
729 Questions from the Community
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
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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
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Is the Airport Express a modem & router in one?
- Asked by Debra B from Portland
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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
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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
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can airport express run a hard drive?
Can I plug a hard drive into the Airport Express's USB port and access it wirelessly?
- Asked by Andy H from Kutztown
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No. The express has a USB configured only for a printer hookup. The extreme and time capsule will allow for an external hd to connect.
- Answered by Paul A from Rockville Centre
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Is the LAN port Gigabit ethernet?
- Asked by Dustin F from Vancouver
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Only the Extreme has gigabit ethernet ports, the express is limited to 10/100mbps
- Answered by Stephen O from Mount Gilead
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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
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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
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Hi, My house is big and has thick walls so I can't cover it with only one wifi router.
I use 2 Airport Extremes and one Airport Express with no problems.
Set up the first Airport device connected to your internet modem or router, then set up the others to extend the network.
They can be connected together by ethernet cables (I find this more reliable) or by wifi only.
I don't know what the limit is for the number of Airport devices, but if it can do 3, I bet it can do 4.
- Answered by Charly L
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Can Airport Express convert Wi-Fi to Ethernet?
I have a motorhome and we camp in areas that provide Wi-Fi. My TV is internet ready, but requires an Ethernet cable input. Can the Airport Express detect the Wi-Fi signal and convert it to Ethernet so that I can plug the Ethernet cable into my TV?
- Asked by Pamela J from Moody
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Yes. Airport Express has a client mode which dedicates it to do just that. When using it in client mode, it will pick up the WiFi at your camp, and allow your TV to get on that network via the Ethernet connector. In this mode, it will not do it's normal job, and extend the wireless network further wirelessly. It will act as a receiver for the physically connected device (TV) only.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
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Can I connect two Mac desktops with this router?
I have a newer Mac and my husband has one about 8 years old. Will one router
work for both? I also have an ipad, iphone and ipod.
- Asked by Janet H from Billings
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If one or both Macs have Wi-Fi capabilities, you will not have a problem. However, if you wish to use Ethernet (hard wire) on both, you will need an additional Ethernet hub or switch, as the express only has one Ethernet port for devices.. The iDevices will all work on the router without any problems.
- Answered by Van A from Northford
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B&O Beosound 3200 compatibility with Airport Express
I wish to play iTunes from the PC in another room through my Bang & Olufsen Beosound 3200 system. (I already have a wifi router set up).
I'd like confirmation - before buying it - that the Airport Express will link to my B&O system; and also confirm if/which additional cable needs to be purchased.
Thanking you kindly in advance
- Asked by Martin A from Sydney
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is it possible to get Wifi if i used a telephone wire????
- Asked by Jeff F from Garden Lake
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No. Plugging a phone cable into the Ethernet Jack on the Airport Express will do nothing, they are not compatible, and making a dial-up connection or a DSL connection using phone cables requires a modem. The modem sends and receives audio signals over the phone wire and translates those into codes that are passed on digitally to other devices, like routers and computers. The Airport Express is a Router/Wireless Access Point, but it is not a modem.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
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Can I have the AirPort Extreme and airport express at the same time?
- Asked by Divine Grace K from Norfolk
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Yes, but depends on what you are planning to do. e.g. you cannot have both as the router, only 1 can be the Internet router, the other just be a wireless extender.
- Answered by Jason Y
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Is this router considered a MIMO router?
- Asked by Kelly H from Beaver
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Yes it is MIMO. MIMO technology is somewhat "elusive". Typically, people think that a MIMO device has to have numerous antenna. Which, is true in the respect that a TRUE mimo device can separate signals or data streams into prioritized bandwidths. The airport is capable of 802.11 (a,b,g,n). It doesn't have nasty looking antennae arrays like some routers.
The only thing about the express is it tends to be a bit directional, in my experiences. So you may have to try different locations. And, it is a "wall wart". I do not use mine as wall warts. I have them on power strips, hidden out of sight on shelves.
Typically, the higher up in the house, the more omni directional it will be.
It tends to run "warm" to the touch. More-so than it's big brothers, the Airport Extreme and Time Machine. I think they run WARM because they have so many features packed into such a SMALL package.
It gives great service, plug and play for CHEAP. Less than $100 usually. Extremely versatile and is a tiny little thing.
I have two. And use them constantly. With no issues.
- Answered by Bill B from Red Oak
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What size is the audio connector on airport express
What cable do I need to connect to airport express audio out to the RCA phono connection on HiFi input. can you tell me the size of the audio out connection.
- Asked by Gregory S
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3.5 mm standard stereo or mini-toslink socket. You need a 3.5 mm to dual-RCA (phono) Y lead, which most electronics shops should be able to sell or manufacture for you.
- Answered by Sabahattin G
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If I extend wi-fi network from an Airport Extreme basestation via WDS to this unit, can both ethernet ports be used for networking non wi-fi devices?Answer
Absolutely! THe Extreme can wirelessly extend to another wireless router (Bridge mode). As long as you enable ETHERNET. THe additional router (such as Airport Express) makes stronger wireless signal over the entire dwelling or office, and then allows you to use the ethernet port and the USB port, such as, a network printer or shared drive Or another PC or whatever. Highly recommend it. Two extremes together would give you 8 Ethernet ports in addition to multiple wireless clients. Depending on your ISP; where I am, is fibre optic. I think it allows 67 or so?? Can't remember. But plenty. I've used this setup extensively in different locations. Seamless, and easy to set up. Can't go wrong with apple equipment in my humble opinion. Cheers!
If I plugged an external hard drive into this, would I be able to access media on it via Apple TV and do time machine backups from my Mac?Best Answer:
No. You would need the Airport Extreme to share a disk over USB, or a Time Capsule if you want to do over-the-air Time Machine backups.
- Answered by Thomas D from San Francisco
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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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