Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
721 Questions from the Community
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!
is airport express compatible with zte routers
I was going to give my Airport Express to a friend in columbia who has a ZTE ZXHN F660 wireless router. Are the two compatible?
- Asked by Daniel L from Ashburn
- 06 8, 16
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Yes, I've done just that. When you select the Airplay icon it lets you choose which speakers you want to stream to. If you are streaming from a computer you can send the audio to any combination of airport expresses connected to speakers. If you are using an Ipod or Ipad you can only stream to one at a time.
Of course, you can use your Ipod/Ipad with the remote app to control Itunes on your PC to stream to multiple airport expresses.
- Answered by Jonathan W from Vienna
- 06 20, 12
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Can I use this to set up a personal wi-fi with a password on a large public wi-fi, such a campus wi-fi?
I have a wireless printer in my dorm and you are unable to log onto the campus wi-fi on my printer, additionally if I was able to then everyone on the wi-fi would be able to print on my printer. Could I set this up in my dorm so that I could use my printer wirelessly without having to worry about others using it? How would I go about this and would it cause a lot of interference?
- Asked by Sammie E from Peachtree City
- 12 20, 14
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Would the Airport Express be faster than my main router even though the Airport is connect to my main hub?
If I buy the Airport Express would it act faster (higher upload and download speed) than my main hub, it is connected too? The main hub is an EE fibre router although if I buy this product would it be faster and give off a longer signal?Answer
It depends on the specifications of your current wireless router. If this AirPort Express has better specifications, then in theory it should have a better signal, with a higher up- and download speed. But like I wrote; in theory. A wireless connection is always between two devices, for example between your laptop and your AirPort Express or between your smartphone and your AirPort Express. If the other device only supports older wireless standards, then having an AirPort Express which supports newer wireless standards will not improve your up- and download speed. The slowest link decides on the speed that is used on the wireless connection. Also, if your internet connection for example has a 50 Mbps download speed and your wireless network supports a higher speed, then you will still download on a maximum of 50 Mbps, as that is your internet connection speed. Last, but not least, the building you are in also has an influence on the wireless signal. In theory you might get a stronger signal, but if you are in a building with a lot of metal or thick concrete, then that signal will still not reach very far. The solution to this is to set up multiple wireless access points. I have one Time Capsule for example, which is my main router, and I have one AirPort Express connected to it with a network cable and one AirPort Express connected to it wirelessly, both to extend my wireless network through my house and garden.
Will the airport express work with the new 802.11ac Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station or should I buy the 802.11n Extreme?
Until a month ago, I was using an 802.11n Extreme and an airport Express to extend the signal. My 802.11 Extreme no longer works and I am looking to replace it. I am deciding between the n model and the new ac Extreme model. My most important question is -- will the airport express work with the new ac Extreme base station ?
If it does not, I will just by the 802.11n Extreme base station.
- Asked by Jonathan C from Cary
- 07 28, 13
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I may be late to the party here but YES it will. I currently have a 10 year old Linksys WRT54G (802.11 b/g) hardwired via a Belkin ethernet powerline connection to the Extreme and it works just fine. But remember, your fastest speed will be at the rate of the slowest link. So I get 802.11 AC speeds when my devices are connecting to the Extreme, but devices connected to the WRT54G get about 100mb max on a good day due to transiting over the powerline ethernet connection.
I am waiting to see if they release a new airport express supporting 802.11AC, then I will also upgrade my powerline connection to the newest boxes. Then I will also get Apple TV and leverage the faster speeds. My stuff is 5 years old, and there is newer better faster stuff out there now.
Hope this helps - Good Luck.
- Answered by Joshua T O from Phoenix
- 11 23, 13
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Yes it will.
does router come with warranty
Not the one you have to buy
- Asked by Shawn M from Madawaska
- 06 28, 15
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How long can you use this device for?
- Asked by Hailey O from New Paltz
- 02 17, 16
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what is the airport Express for ?
im going to buy an macbook air and i see the airport express so i want to know for what it is it for so i know if need it or not
- Asked by Sandra N from Tampa
- 07 28, 15
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I had created a network with my airport extreme in one of the rooms in my house, but i want to have wifi signal in all my home.
I want to know if i can extend the wifi signal of that airport extreme with another airport extreme but instead of connecting it wirelessly can i connect it via ethernet?
- Asked by Pablo P from New York
- 06 30, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (I had created a network with my airport extreme in one of the rooms in my house, but i want to have wifi signal in all my home.)
You can use an Airport Express to extend your wifi network in your home. I use one for this purpose on a second level of my home to connect my Samsung Smart TV to the home wifi system and stream programming, Netflix etc.
- Answered by Carl L T from Raleigh
- 09 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I had created a network with my airport extreme in one of the rooms in my house, but i want to have wifi signal in all my home.)
does it work with apple TV?
- Asked by Stephen W from Aiea
- 07 27, 15
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Yes it does. It broadcast internet via ethernet or wireless. So if you use either way, you will be able to retrieve data from airport to apple TV
- Answered by Jake Larrs N from Rochester
- 08 2, 15
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is airport express encrypted
- Asked by Dovey T from Lake Forest
- 12 22, 14
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Can I hook the express up to my cable router that is also hooked up to my other D-Link wireless router? Would I be able to have two wifi routers on?Answer
That is the way we are running our network now. Although they are different brands. The cable router (Motorola) is hardwired to an Apple Airport Extreme, it in turn is wired to an airport express as well as wirelessly to a second airport extreme. The whole system runs just fine. The two airport extremes publish the same SSID whereas the airport express has a different name with the stereo attached to it.
connect airport express to chromecast
I have seen the answer which is yes, how do you do it
- Asked by Aris D from Baltimore
- 06 28, 15
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can multiple printers be used over wifi with the airport express
I have a Brother Laser printer that is wireless 2270DW and an epson wireless printer that students are using in an dorm. I have set secure wireless network but need to know if these two printers can print wirelessly or do they need to be connected via printer cable to Airport Express to perform wireless printing? Last but not least you us a spliter on the USB outlet on the Airport express and hardwire the two printers via printer cables?
- Asked by Chris P from Sandy Springs
- 08 7, 12
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Sure. All wireless (and wired) clients can access all wireless (and wired) resources on the LAN via this router.
- Answered by Scott J from San Jose
- 04 14, 14
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which isp are not compatible with airport Express?
- Asked by Hernan C from Harrison
- 03 2, 13
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Can I use Airport Express to print from an iPhone 5s on a non wireless printer via use of the USB data / charging cable?
- Asked by Lori S from Colorado Springs
- 12 12, 14
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