Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
723 Questions from the Community
Will Bowers & Wilkins MM1 speakers run off airport express?
I am looking to set up airplay to my MM1 speakers using the USB connection to the airport express, is this feasible?
- Asked by Adrian B
- 11 10, 13
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I have the MM's connected to an airport express via the aux connection, it works perfectly. Must admit I have not tried the USB connection, not sure it will work. Then use airplay from your device to the MM's. Hope this helps.
- Answered by Dipak P
- 12 29, 13
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Is Airport Express an extension of my home WiFi? Douse it increase the signal strength of my home WiFi of the room that I put Airport Express in?Answer
You can use an Airport Express to extend your existing home WiFi to a new area, assuming that you can get a decent signal to the Airport Express to begin with (since it needs to have a signal to pass through or relay). For example, let's say you have a house with three rooms where room 1 is where your home WiFi router is, room 3 is where you'd like to get a signal to, and room 2 is in between. Placing your Airport Express in room 3 may give you a stronger WiFi signal there, but it may have a weak signal from your home WiFi and therefore have slower speeds. Instead, by placing the router in room 2, (assuming you get a good signal there) you may be able to get a better signal in all three rooms. It has been my experience that the Airport Express has excellent antennas and has better wireless performance than your typical leased router from an ISP. Try different placements to see what gives you the best results.
- Answered by Garth H from Sacramento
- 03 4, 14
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can the air port express take high temperatures?
- Asked by Gordon T from Reedley
- 07 2, 14
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using Xbox 360 and iMac
is this the proper device for the following network:
>one Mac (late-model 27" iMac) in the room with the AirPort Express
>one Xbox 360 in a different room
>connection to cable internet via a standard router (furnished by cable provider, working as a wired setup for the iMac now )
and a follow-up question:
Is there any chance this wireless net will interfere with any wireless connections in the house, such as the Mac keyboard or mouse, the Xbox controller or a wireless home phone? I assume the frequencies are very different.
- Asked by Wayne S from Sun City
- 02 14, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (using Xbox 360 and iMac)
Sure, plug the router into your Airport Express and you should be able to enjoy WiFi to all of the devices (assuming they support it and they are in range). Best bet is to connect the Airport Express to the router (where your iMac is currently plugged in) and power cycle the router, then the Airport Express to 'reset' all of the connections. One thing to note is that sometimes ISP's limit the number of devices connected to your router based on MAC (physical network device) address, so if your iMac was registered as the 'one device' you may have to contact the ISP to reset it so that you can switch to the Airport Express as your primary device. Then, the Airport Express can share that connection out with multiple devices as you describe.
- Answered by Garth H from Sacramento
- 03 4, 14
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Do the shared printing options from any of the wifi stations support AirPrint so that I can use an otherwise incompatable printer with my iOS devices?Best Answer:
AirPrint works only with AirPrint printers, and none of those need this. AirPrint Printers can be found on the left sidebar of the online store under the title for iPad.
- Answered by Timothy M from Hillsboro
- 07 3, 12
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Would this device work with B&W Zeppelin 1st generation?
I would like to stream my music from an iPad or iPhone
- Asked by Oded O
- 11 8, 14
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can it extend my wifi network if this is my only airport base station?
I have a netgear router that may have he same type of thing as an airport extreme but im not completely sure...
- Asked by Melissa E from Olathe
- 06 21, 12
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Sorry but it cannot. Apple says that the "AirPort Express can extend the range only of an AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, or Time Capsule wireless network."
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
- 06 22, 12
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- Answered by Jeffrey C from Bloomington
- 11 12, 12
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I will be in Africa in November. The place we are staying has wired internet. Can I use the wireless router to be able to use my ipad instead of pcBest Answer:
Yes. This product is a wireless router, so by plugging it into the wired network they have, you can create a wireless hotspot with this product to have internet access on your iPad along with other wireless devices.
- Answered by Jeffrey Y from Westmont
- 09 14, 12
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Can AirPort Express connect to public wifi such as BTFon or Openzone?
I have a lodge on a holiday park. The park itself has public wifi paid for by a subscription similar to hotels (when going online for the first time you are directed to a login page). The problem is, my lodge is on the edge of the park and I can only use the wifi in one corner of my living room, and not in the dining room or bedrooms. Could the AirPort Express login to the parks wifi and then have my MacBook Pro connect to the AirPort Express?
- Asked by Natalie T
- 01 23, 15
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Depends on how much switching and or routing the device is handling. Running on averages, and at 123.5 vac average, It draws from .11 to .13 amps in "ready" condition. Once some traffic starts flowing, example, iPod playing on line game + media server streaming a movie to apple tv + iPhone watching a stream from netflix, one computer downloading updates. Average power draw 10 watts peaked at 12 watts. Average amps .15 to .3 amps. Hope this helps.
- Answered by Bill B from Red Oak
- 03 25, 13
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Can both ethernet ports be used when extending or joining an existing network?
The only limitation I have with the current generation of Airport Express is the fact that I can only plug in one wired device when using it to extend or join a current network. If someone gets one of these and has an existing network, could you please find out if both ports are usable or if you need to buy an external hub to connect 2 wired devices to the network.
- Asked by Julian A from Gilbert
- 06 12, 12
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No... the WAN port is for a WAN - it's not a LAN port, so it still only has one LAN connection. It is not a switch. You would need to buy a switch to have multiple wired connections connecting to this Airport Express. I'd suggest at home just a good brand one for about £20 ($30) and at least 10/100 if not 10/100/1000.
Don't use a Hub. I'm not sure many people use them since the early 90s!
- Answered by Bobak F
- 06 19, 12
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Will this replace my existing bt homehub
Looks great! I have an existing airport and airport express linked to a BT homehub.
I'm looking to replace my old home hub and I see the new base station has a WLAN port. Will this directly connect to an existing ADSL line with microfilter or do I still need an ADSL filter and BT Homehub (i.e. retain my home hub connected to ADSL and link to airport via LAN cable). Thanks
- Asked by Carl G
- 06 20, 12
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If your BT homehub makes use of an external modem (such as the openreach 'infinity' FTTC/FTTP modem) then yes as you would connect the modem to the Express. Otherwise no, the express is not a modem and the telephone line will not plug directly into the Express.
You could turn off wifi on the BT HH and then connect the Express to it via ethernet cable and use the Express as the wifi access point for your network.
- Answered by Oliver J
- 09 1, 12
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What is the gain of the antenna in this version (in dBi)? I have a wifi router that has a 5 dBi antenna, will AP Express have better signal?
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It can connect through either.
- Answered by Timothy W from Elk River
- 09 1, 12
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Do I need to pay for an internet service or will this take the place of it?
I am moving and need to find a new source of internet, my question is that if i buy this, will i be able to just use this for my internet or will i still need to find an internet provider?
- Asked by Kate F from Washington
- 12 31, 13
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No, you will need an internet provider.
- Answered by Ryan B from Toronto
- 02 5, 14
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