Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
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do i need the apirport express base to connect to my mac OS 10.6.8 to get wi fi
I have gone into my Apple Mac on system preference for internet & wi fi sharing to see if I can set up wireless connect and when I get to the computer using box It does not show me a
box for wi fi.. It's has a choice for air port option.
I want to have my mac setup for both internet & wireless. Do I purchase the Airport express base station for this to work? I have eathernet modem. Will l need to call a mac tec to install or would I be able to do it myself. I know enough to be dangerous! Thank you
- Asked by Roberta H from Surprise
- 11 10, 12
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I already have a Net gear Wireless Router. Can I add the Airport Express to my network without plugging it directly into my current router?
I'm not very tech smart on wireless networking so just a simple answer will do :-)
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"Go the wired route if you want" - from AE's features description. Isn't it NECESSARY?
I am confused by this part of the Airport Express features description from the Compatibility and Security section: "Go the wired route if you want."
I've a cable modem, a Mac mini, an iPad and an iPhone. Presently, my modem is plugged into the mini which gives me online access for that device alone. I was going to order Airport Express which I understand will give me online access to all Apple devices, including the Mini (2007) through my own wi-fi network.
As part of such a setup, isn't it necessary to unplug my modem from the mini and plug the modem into Airport Express??
- Asked by Chrystal O from Duncan
- 10 28, 13
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Yes, it is necessary to unplug the Mac Mini from your modem and plug it into the AE.
However, you have the choice of using wifi to connect your Mac Mini to the AE, or use another ethernet cable to connect it to the AE - this is the optional wired route...
- Answered by William Q from Beaverton
- 11 4, 13
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i already have comcast wifi can i add airport express just to an iPad?
- Asked by Gayle L from The Villages
- 12 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (i already have comcast wifi can i add airport express just to an iPad?)
No problem. An Express network can live along side of your Comcast network. Your iPad, of course, can use your Comcast net. So, if you only want it to use Express, don't "teach" it to login to the Comcast network. Else, you won't know which network it is using without looking in Settings.
- Answered by William N from Wheaton
- 12 31, 13
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Will this work with a 'TPG' Internet connection?
System requirements are:
- ADSL2+ Compatible
- Point to Point Protocol
Couldn't find any information on the website regarding this.
- Asked by Joseph B from Buddina
- 11 23, 13
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difference between airport extreme and airport express
- Asked by Barry G from Newport Beach
- 08 22, 14
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does it support dynamic dns (ddns)
- Asked by Robert R from Kingston
- 10 21, 12
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Will the range on the new Airport Express be stronger than the previous model?
Due to my cable companies decision, my connection box & Airport Express is located in a closet. I sometimes struggle to get a signal everywhere in my condo, which is not very large to begin with.
- Asked by Dennis M from Bloomington
- 06 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the range on the new Airport Express be stronger than the previous model?)
Yes and no. In a sense that it is dual band, you may be able to achieve greater range if your devices support dual bands. Otherwise there will not be a major noticeable difference.
If you are having range issues. I recommend purchasing an airport extreme to go in the closet then using your existing airport express to extend the network range.
- Answered by Sean D from Tempe
- 06 13, 12
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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.
I using a airport express base station to extend from airport extreme. can i use a second airport express to extend from first airport express?Best Answer:
Yes, you can ! I did this to resolve an issue over the Wi-Fi for the hole house and it works fine in every room! Just follow the setup instructions to make the First Airport Express to be a "bridge" to the Second Airport express. But keep in mind that each bridge you make will loose some speed.
- Answered by Neilor N from Randolph
- 08 21, 12
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How can I set up a password on the Airport Express, to make it private/secure connection? I have a Acer lap top, I don't have any other Apple product.
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I want to replace my 10yo Dlink Router. Will Airport Express BS work with windows 7 32bit on laptop, and Fusion on Mac Mini running Lion 10.7.5Answer
Windows 7 is able to configure the base station as well as Lion. Now in Fusion, if Lion has a connection, Fusion will install the appropriate network driver into 7 for the virtual machine to get internet access. Windows7 should have no issues seeing or working with the Express, in a VM or a physical machine...
- Answered by Michael M from Elkton
- 02 21, 13
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What is the apple airport express
I really would like to know what u have to do to set up create a new wireless thing
- Asked by Julian C from Las Vegas
- 11 10, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the apple airport express)
I want to stream music to different areas of my house, simultaneously from 1 apple device. (macbook or iphone)
I have been able to stream music from itunes and spotify through a hifi connected to my TV through apple TV.
I've also been able to send sound to 2 outputs from my mac. The 3.5mm output on it and apple TV however the sound is out of sync by half a second or so.
If I bought an apple airport express, could I use this and apple TV to play music (from spotify OR itunes) at the same time and remain in sync?
Or is there a way to correct the output time lapse between my mac's 3.5mm out and apple tv?
Airplay compatibility with G4 Macs
My WiFi soundsystem has an Airport Extreme base station and an Airport Express node connected to a Bose sound system. I have a Macbook Pro (2014) and an iMac G4 (the "jetsons" with Mac OS 10.4.11) that is hardwired (LAN ethernet) to the base station. Sound system has worked for @ 10 years until I replaced the worn-out Express with a new one last year. The G4 now appears not to have Airplay capability anymore (I can't find it on Airport Utility) and the G4's ITunes (version 9) will not show multiple speaker options.
Can I restore this G4 back to the Airplay WiFi network?
- Asked by Calhoun B from Mebane
- 07 16, 15
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What are the dimensions of the new AirPort Express Base Station?
- Asked by Matthew W from Easton
- 06 12, 12
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It's the same size as the Apple TV. The tech specs page will give you the exact size to be sure.
- Answered by Rob E
- 06 20, 12
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