Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
712 Questions from the Community
Can I use AirPort Express in my car and on the plane?
- Asked by Alla F from Berwyn
- 07 11, 13
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No...What you're looking for is a personal "MiFi" device, but in order to use a MiFi device you'll need a data account with a wireless sevice provider.
- Answered by R. L from Fountain Valley
- 07 12, 13
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Can you use this to extend the range of an Airport Extreeme and connect your HDTV to the LAN Port for the TV to connect if your TV is lacking wirelessBest Answer:
yes you can
- Answered by Taha A from Beverly Hills
- 06 18, 12
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Can I connect the A-Express to my panasonic freeview decoder / hard drive using an ethernet cable and then use it wirelessly to connect my computer?
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Will a airport express 2.4/5Ghz. affect the performance of a mac mini @ 2.3Ghz?
Ive been running my 2009 macbook pro w/ a airport express 2.5/5Ghz. and achieving great internet speeds. Recently I purchased a mac mini operating at 2.3 Ghz. and it seems to be running slower than the old macbook did w/ the same airport express. Everything else between the two devices seems to be compatible as far as i can tell.
Can this small difference in bandwidth affect the performance of the new mac mini in this way?
- Asked by Jeff W from Tuscaloosa
- 07 20, 13
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Will the Airport Express work well in a 2000 sq feet home?
- Asked by James M from Dupont
- 01 22, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the Airport Express work well in a 2000 sq feet home?)
Jane, I believe the reason you haven't received an answer yet is that the ideas behind your question are confused.
Yes, your iPad is arrives ready to work with wifi; however, your iPad requires an external wifi "network," composed of both a "modem" and a "router." A router is a switching device allowing more than one computer to access your modem at the same time. So, want really to do, Jane, is to add a router to your modem — not to your iMac.
With a router, your modem can share access with another device, such as your iPad (though not your iPhone, which uses something else, i.e., not a modem, to connect to the Web).
As a bonus, your new router will allow you to print wirelessly from your iMac -- though not from your iPad (unless you buy special software turning your iMac into a print server for your iPad, another topic altogether).
Apple offers three routers that might work for you. One is the AirPort Express. Another is the AirPort Extreme. And a third is the Time Capsule. (The Time Capsule also has a hard drive built right in to make backups from your iMac easier, and, if you ever swap out your iMac for a MacBook Air, you'll definitely appreciate that feature.)
But you'll definitely need to visit your local Genius Bar for personal guidance on the best choice from your three Apple options for your particular situation.
In my own case, for example, I use an AirPort Extreme router hooked directly to my cable modem, and use print server software to print wirelessly from my iPad. But that may not be the best way for you to go. Check your Genius Bar first!!
- Answered by Sandy U from Appling
- 05 8, 13
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Networking an AV receiver via Airport express
I have a Yamaha AV Receiver that is networkable via a Ethernet port, can the airport express receive my wireless internet and feed it to the receiver via the Ethernet port on the unit ?
- Asked by Stephen J from Melbourne
- 12 14, 13
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This Airport Express is NOT a modem. Whomever you have as your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has probably given you a modem or a modem/router combo. This Airport Express can create a network for you, join an existing network, or extend a network to a lower-signal part of your house. However, it cannot act as a modem (meaning it cannot be hooked up to a phone line to decrypt your ISP's signal). Your chain will look something like these two:
Modem -> ethernet cord -> Airport Express (creating network)
Modem/router (creating network) -> ethernet cord or wireless -> Airport Express (Joining or extending network)
Now, if you mean to ask, "Can my game system hook up to this Airport Express?", the answer is yes. It will hook up to this via wireless (should the Airport Express be extending network or creating network) or via ethernet (should the Airport Express be joining network).
- Answered by Kyle B from Knoxville
- 09 4, 14
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Hi, I've failed to link my PS3 network using the old airport express. Will this one work with minimal hassle? Thanks
- Asked by Law E from Chai Wan, Hk
- 06 20, 12
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DCHP Scope. Does the AirPort Express have DHCP scope limitations; i.e., can it only support a limited number of wireless devices?
- Asked by Dale R from Holly Springs
- 07 3, 13
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Would it be faster and more reliable than previous generation? Better antenna?
Better, faster, more reliable than previous generation?
- Asked by Roemer V
- 06 12, 12
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yes, you should see smoother operation form your devices with it being dual band. It is also ready for ipv6
- Answered by Ryan H
- 06 13, 12
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How many Mb/s are delivered by the express
- Asked by Steven L C from Santa Maria
- 06 20, 12
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can I use airport express with sonos?
I have an imac on which I use itunes. I bought a sonos 5 but discovered later I have to transfer music from itunes/spotify to the sonos music library before I can play it on the sonos 5. If I buy an airport express, can I then play music direct from itunes to the sonos 5 without having to use the sonos library?
- Asked by Roger D
- 10 2, 12
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Is AirPort Express model A1084, (with retractable plug prongs, and an ethernet, USB, and a cable port, compatible with the Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
my new iMac OSX 10.8.2 recognizes no airport devices, which only blink yellow. The network that my old iMac OSX 10.4 recognized, did not transfer to the new device at the time of purchase, and I cannot seem to establish a new network to stream music to my stereo. The airport express devices are about 2006 vintage.Best Answer:
After taking the desktop iMac to the Mac Store, along with the airport express, the tech found that my new iMac and the store's new iMac OSX 10.8 did not recognize the 2006 version of airport express. However the tech's personal older model laptop did recognize the airport express. He transferred the file from his computer to mine and Mountain Lion OSX 10.8 then recognized my old airport express. Everything is now working as I had hoped.
This was an unexpected problem for all the service techs at the store and one for which they could find no Apple service commentary.. They were going to persue the issue further, as they expected the problem to surface again. This was also a concern to them because Apple is still selling the older version of Airport Express along side a new version.
- Answered by Stephen S from Portland
- 12 13, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is AirPort Express model A1084, (with retractable plug prongs, and an ethernet, USB, and a cable port, compatible with the Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8)
Can i use my Android Device with the Aiport Express to stream my music and Audio?
Airport Express with Android
- Asked by Mohamed H from Cairo
- 12 10, 14
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will the new AirPort Express support audio streaming at rates > 44.1/16?
- Asked by G Mark F from Uxbridge
- 06 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (will the new AirPort Express support audio streaming at rates > 44.1/16?)
Can I use the AirPort Express to connect to my existing wireless and then make my printer and music play wirelessly?
I already have a wireless router, and wired printer. I want to extend my wireless range, and I also want to be able to turn my wired printer into a wireless one, along with my wired speakers into wireless speakers. Is this possible?
- Asked by Xavier S from Washington
- 10 23, 12
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I am sitting in my hotel room in São Paulo, Brazil as I write this, using the Express Base Station to share my ethernet connection with my MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad. A colleague two floors above knew I had checked in to the hotel because he saw my network on his wireless list (secured, of course).
I had previously used the original Airport Express to do the same and thought the new one would be too big to travel with (additional power cable and all), but that has not been the case and this is its 3rd trip to Brazil.
- Answered by Steven P from Salt Lake City
- 07 24, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can express base station connect to hotel ethernet wire cable to create wi-fi for my other apple product)