Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
719 Questions from the Community
Do the Ethernet WAN & LAN ports on the Airport Express work to pass through an Internet connection even when the AirPort Express itself is shut down?
I have a cable modem with a single Ethernet port, which can be used to connect it to either a computer or a WiFi router, such as the AirPort Express. Thus if the modem is connected to a wireless router and an Ethernet connection to a computer is also desired, the latter must be connected to the Ethernet LAN port on the wireless router, which passes through the Ethernet WAN connection from the modem. I want to be able to turn off the wireless router when I don't need WiFi, but still have the computer connected to the Internet via Ethernet. Some wireless routers pass the connection from their Ethernet WAN port (connection from a modem) through to the Ethernet LAN port even when the device is itself not running. Is this true of the AirPort Express?Answer
The way you have worded your original question is confusing, however I think what you are asking is if the Express can be a bridge for Ethernet only if the WiFi is turned off. The answer is yes.
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
- 10 20, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the Airport Express function using Power over Ethernet (PoE) instead of using the included power cord?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (can I use two airport extremes to extend wifi signal?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can I use two airport extremes to extend wifi signal?)
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
- 01 15, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how can I use an Airport Express as a range extender for my Airport Extreme?)
can i replace my existing wifi modem with an airport express base station?
i was just wondering because my existing wifi modem is only 802.11bg while the airport express base station is 802.11n
- Asked by Ryan B from Woodcroft
- 06 14, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (can i replace my existing wifi modem with an airport express base station?)
No, the Airport is not a modem. It is a router. That means you have to plug from your existing modem into the Airport. The purpose of the Airport is to convert your wired modem into a wireless signal. If you already have a combo modem/wifi router then this device will not replace it. It may be capable of boosting your signal strength if you are having a weak wifi signal in your home though. NOTE: research compatibility of the devices first.
- Answered by David F from Clarksville
- 07 6, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can i replace my existing wifi modem with an airport express base station?)
Does this include WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) functionality?
WPS functionality has been proven to be a security risk. Does the AirPort Express Base Station offer this functionality? And if it does, can it be disabled?
- Asked by Brian G
- 08 21, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this include WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) functionality?)
No, there is no support for WPS in this product. It does however support WDS.
- Answered by Alasdair P
- 10 27, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this include WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) functionality?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (docsis 3.0 compatability)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Can Airport Express convert Wi-Fi to Ethernet?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can Airport Express convert Wi-Fi to Ethernet?)
Will the airport express work with dsl wireless router
- Asked by Edwin S from South Hadley
- 08 15, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the airport express work with dsl wireless router)
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will the airport express work with dsl wireless router)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (can I connect my PS4 to AirPort Extreme. If so, what would the steps be?)
what is airport express used for
- Asked by Jim S from North Olmsted
- 04 5, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (what is airport express used for)
How many connected devices // users does it support?
The original Express only supported 10 devices...
- Asked by Fernando M from Von Ormy
- 06 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (How many connected devices // users does it support?)
The previous model Airport Express only supported 10.
This newer model supports up to 50.
- Answered by Matt S from Austin
- 06 16, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How many connected devices // users does it support?)
I already have a non-apple router. Is there anyway to use an airport express for AirPlay without replacing my router with an AirPort Extreme?
I can't replace my router with an airport express as my modem is not near the speakers.Best Answer:
Yes, I do this at home.
If you open the AirPort Utility, go to the Wireless tab and choose 'Join a wireless network' then add your current WiFi network and put in the password you can use the AirPort Express for AirTunes at the same time as being connected to the internet.
- Answered by Sam C from Melbourne
- 12 18, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I already have a non-apple router. Is there anyway to use an airport express for AirPlay without replacing my router with an AirPort Extreme?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this device capable of sharing a typical hotel WiFi connection?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this device capable of sharing a typical hotel WiFi connection?)
whats needed to stream music to non wireless stereo system?
I need to stream to a Bang & olufsen system
- Asked by Gary R from Paradise Valley
- 05 12, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (whats needed to stream music to non wireless stereo system?)
Your stereo system does not need to be wireless. As long as it has a high-level input, such as AUX or similar. After you originally set up your Airport Express in Airport utility, and assign it a name, such as Main Stereo, B&O or whatever, that name will show up in the speaker selection pane at the bottom-right of your iTunes window (in Snow Leopard anyway). The Airport Express that's connected to your local WiFi network will have to be near your B&O Stereo system. All that's required is a commonly available cable that has a 1/8" Stereo Miniplug on one side, which goes into the Airport Express, and your standard 2 (red and white) RCA plugs on the other end, that connect to your Stereo system, and you are in business. Happy listening!
- Answered by Michael V from Barrie
- 06 18, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (whats needed to stream music to non wireless stereo system?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (wifi booster for Apple)
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (wifi booster for Apple)
Can I play music from any app on my iPad to a sound system through the AirPort Express?
I want to use my iPad to wirelessly play audio through a soundboard/mixer with the "Prime" app by Loop Community. Is that possible?
- Asked by Trevor C from Greenville
- 03 21, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I play music from any app on my iPad to a sound system through the AirPort Express?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (The latest airport express is second generation or third generation?)
Can the Airport Express be connected to a Bose Wave radio to heard the music from my iPhone?
My intention is to stream the music in my I-Mac or I-Phone to my Bose Wave radio which has an input stereo mini audio jack using the Airport Express. Will it be possible? Which audio cable should I buy? Thanks a lot for your help.
- Asked by Fernando D from Weston
- 08 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the Airport Express be connected to a Bose Wave radio to heard the music from my iPhone?)
Yes, you can make that system. airport express can make airplay system for Bose wave radio. but you should know that airport express electric wave can disturb your FM radio frequency.
- Answered by Seong Ho P from 수성구
- 01 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can the Airport Express be connected to a Bose Wave radio to heard the music from my iPhone?)