Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
721 Questions from the Community
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
- 05 5, 17
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Can the Airport Express/Extreme or Time Capsule act as a MiFi Client and pass internet to my Hardwired, (Non WiFi), devices?
I have a Sierra MiFi unit at home and several Non WiFi devices, I would like to pass the internet access/Network through the hardwire ports using the Airport Extreme as the connection to the network and internet.
- Asked by Anthony M. D from Branson
- 08 12, 13
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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
- 06 2, 13
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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
- 06 18, 13
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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
- 06 16, 12
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Yes, I can say from experience that it will.
- Answered by Taylor R from Leesburg
- 07 4, 12
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I'm not sure what you mean by "optimal" but yes, it would work with DOCSIS 3.0. DOCSIS is a standard for delivering Data Over Cable. Connect the DOCSIS cable modem's Ethernet port to the WAN port of the AirPort Express. Plug the AirPort Express into power and use AirPort Utility to configure the device.
- Answered by Earl D from Rochester
- 04 25, 15
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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
- 07 27, 16
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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
- 11 10, 16
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can I use two airport extremes to extend wifi signal?
I bought a new airport extreme to replace my older one - can I place the older one in the garage via ethernet to have wifi in the garage?
- Asked by Richard C from Meraux
- 11 29, 15
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And if you put in the exact same credentials (so same SSID, Password and authentication method) your device will automatically switch between the two (wifi Roaming). This means your device will be using the network that has the strongest signal.
- Answered by Harry K
- 04 16, 17
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Will the airport express work with dsl wireless router
- Asked by Edwin S from South Hadley
- 08 15, 12
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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
- 11 10, 16
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can I connect my PS4 to AirPort Extreme. If so, what would the steps be?
There are 4 iPhones, 2 iPads, a Dell tablet (no my choice), 2 Apple TV's, PS4 & a HP wireless printer. I also like the fact that the AirPort extreme has a range extender.
- Asked by Dianthony C from Garwood
- 11 14, 14
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what is airport express used for
- Asked by Jim S from North Olmsted
- 04 5, 17
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Is this device capable of sharing a typical hotel WiFi connection?
Problem: Some hotels have expensive WiFi only internet access that is tied to a single device. I'd like to share this connection amongst my devices (MacBook, iPhone, iPad, etc). Some hotels only offer fee-based WiFi and are bound to a single device. Can this device extend a WiFi only network like those found in some hotels?
- Asked by Michael S from Newport News
- 06 15, 12
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Usually not - as the hotels want each device to be connected/authorized. Instead, I connect my MAC via WIFI to the hotel, then share the wifi connection over the MAC's ethernet port, that is then connected to the Airport Express, which is configured to create its own network. This way all my other devices use the Airport Express and they all share the MAC's wifi connection.
- Answered by Joseph V from Clifton
- 06 20, 12
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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
- 05 6, 13
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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
- 06 18, 13
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how many devices can be connected to airport express
- Asked by Ashwin J from Frisco
- 07 28, 15
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- Answered by Jeffrey T from Alexander City
- 11 16, 15
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What is the difference between bridge and extend modes?
- Asked by Bradley H from Litchfield Park
- 09 3, 12
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Bridge allows you to plug a wired Ethernet device into the active jack on the AirPort Express while it's connected to your WiFi.
Extend allows you to extend your main base station's WiFi signal for other WiFi devices to use.
- Answered by Paul D from Lombard
- 06 15, 13
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Provided I connect this with an audio cable, I can send music from iTunes on my iPad to play on my older (5 yo) mini hi-fi?
My hi-fi is an LG, about 5 yo, has dual AV inputs on back exactly as described in Airport Express user manual, so shouldn't be a problem to connect it. Can play music from a USB stick & can play from CDs burned on a computer (my previous one couldn't).
Am hoping this will enable me to play my iTunes music from my iPad, trying to avoid need to buy new, expensive dock for iPad to get good music quality!
- Asked by Jenifer R from New Town
- 06 21, 12
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Affirmative! you can even do so wirelessly. Using Airplay. Apple wireless devices, extremely versatile. Cheers.!
- Answered by Bill B from Red Oak
- 03 25, 13
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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
- 06 14, 15
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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
- 07 5, 15
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Third generation I think.
Part numbers started with Mxxxx for first generation, MBxxx for second generation, Mcxxx for third generation.
- Answered by Bill A from Mission Viejo
- 06 15, 15
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Yes it can. I would recommend that you use the new Base Station as your primary and your old 2011 as the extension.
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
- 06 22, 12
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