Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
709 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!
Will this allow me to get wifi anywhere or just at home ?
like can i get wifi in the road with the AirPort Express or only at home
- Asked by Joel F from Santa Cruz
- 08 19, 13
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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.
If I plug in my speakers (amp to old school speaker) to the jack can I airplay audio to Airport from Mac and iPhone and have it play through them?
Basically I have a small set up in my room of an old sony amp and goodmans speakers, the amp has rca connections on the back so I do a simple 3/4" jack to rca and plug it into my iPhone or Mac and it works fine. What I want to be able to do is to play audio, via airplay i'm assuming, to the AirPort Express, have it output through the jack socket on the rear and play though my setup as it would as usual.
Hope this makes sense.
Absolutely! I do this to an amp and speakers on my back porch and outside. The amp is a '70s Dynaco SCA-80Q which supports four speakers. Two are in the enclosed porch, the other two are mounted outside in the back yard. It works wonderfully!
During the cold months I move the AirPort Express (an older version) inside to the living room and connect it to my AV receiver. For the audio connection between the Express and the receiver I use a min-to-optical (Toslink) cable.
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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Does this replace Wifi
Can I take this to school to set up a wifi hotspot, similar to the service on the iPhone. Ontop of that, can it act as a wifi router in my house? Basically, can I just just plug this thing in and get wifi?
- Asked by Lauren P from Seattle
- 01 24, 14
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It will create a wifi signal that you can use but will not provide internet unless you plug in to your internet provider. I use it in my classroom as a wifi generator for my apple devices to work wirelessly in the class (not to be confused with internet connection). I can then send signals to apple tv for display. If you don't need internet, then all you need for a stand alone presentation system is electricity, iPhone/ipad/mac, this router, apple tv, and either a tv or projector. It is a fantastic system!
- Answered by David I from Winnipeg
- 01 28, 14
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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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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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This uses the new 802.11 a?
- Asked by Keith B from Covington
- 06 12, 12
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Hello. This 2012 Airport Express model does support wireless 802.11 a. However, I believe you are referring to 802.11 ac. The current 2012 Airport Express does not support this type of network but it can support any a/b/g/n network.
- Answered by Aaron B from Lititz
- 06 13, 12
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Can I use this as an independent wi-fi source?
I want to have an independent wi-fi source that I can protect with a password or avoid from being searched by other devices. Do I need any additional equipment to use this device?
- Asked by Azaan D from Edmonton
- 06 18, 13
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