Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
721 Questions from the Community
I am running an Airport Time Capsule along with an Airport Extreme to extend my wireless network in my home. I have a fish tank control module (Neptune's Apex Controller) that I would like to add to my wireless network. This product does not have wireless capabilities, but you can connect it to a wireless game adaptor and go wireless from there? Would an additional airport express work for me?
- Asked by Joe C from Rehoboth
- 08 6, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (network extender)
how far will the Airport Express signal cover
I live in a 1500 sf ranch with a finished basement. Will the Airport Express signal
cover the whole house?
- Asked by Bill H from Flushing
- 11 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (how far will the Airport Express signal cover)
Is an airport express a router or just a wireless access point?
- Asked by Michael P from Norwalk
- 12 11, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Is an airport express a router or just a wireless access point?)
I use a first generation in hotels to create a reliable - relatively secure hotspot. Will the new version do the same thing?
I would really like to use the dual mode capability. 2.4GHz for laptop and 5 GHz for ipad.
- Asked by Harold S from Springfield
- 11 15, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (I use a first generation in hotels to create a reliable - relatively secure hotspot. Will the new version do the same thing?)
Is this wifi ready when I power it up?
- Asked by Osvaldo G from Taunton
- 11 29, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this wifi ready when I power it up?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Can AirPort Express connect to public wifi such as BTFon or Openzone?)
white against white?
I can't tell what this thing looks like. Apple, could you photograph pure white things against, maybe a blue, grey, pink background?
Does this plug directly into the wall like the old Express Base Stations, or does it have a cord.
- Asked by Colleen O from Seattle
- 08 6, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (white against white?)
One of Apple's product photos (on the product page) shows the back panel of the unit. This is where you will see a figure-of-eight shaped power connector. Therefore, the answer to your question is that the unit is connected to the power supply via a power cable.
This is different to the original Airport Express products from a couple of years ago, which had an integrated power connector.
- Answered by Dan L
- 09 10, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (white against white?)
Is it compatible with streamyx broadband from TM?
- Asked by Nazrul Idzham K from Pekan
- 08 10, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it compatible with streamyx broadband from TM?)
Can I use airport express to print from my ipad 2 onto a hp desk jet 3050 printer
As I am considering buying one soon
- Asked by Daniel L
- 09 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use airport express to print from my ipad 2 onto a hp desk jet 3050 printer)
Do I need a fast internet connection if I plan to use AirPort Express only to stream music from my iOS device to AirPort Express-connected speakers?
What I'm trying to set up is this: I have a primary router in one room, and then I'll have AirPort Express in another room. The AirPort Express will have speakers attached to it. I also plan to move AirPort Express around the house for the times I want to take music to another room. My iOS devices and my AirPort Express will always be in the same room.
My concern is: if I stream music from my iOS device to my AirPort Express speakers, will the music have to be streamed first to my primary router in the other room before being relayed back to AirPort Express? Or will my iOS device have a direct connection? The reason I'm wondering this is that I've noticed that with iTunes wifi sync, I'm actually required to be online, even if my Mac and iOS device are in the same room. I believe that's the same for the iOS remote app as well. So it seems that I have to go through the cloud first anytime my iOS and Mac communicate wirelessly with each other. My concern now is, is that going to be required for streaming music to the AirPort Express that is just a few feet away from me? Because I hope not. I have thick walls in my house and my AirPort Express will probably at times be far from the main router. Additionally, I only have a 1 mbps connection (there are no faster connections in my area). So if I have to go through the cloud first before being able to stream music, there could be significant skipping.Best Answer:
No because AirPlay does not use your Internet connection, it's all connected through the airport express.
can airport steam music from my mac
- Asked by Bruce V from Kailua
- 09 30, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (can airport steam music from my mac)
Can i connect the Airport Express wirelessly to my existing Bell modem/router thingy then have the Express its own network as-well
so they connect together wirelessly (so the Express has internet too) and then make 2 separate networks both with internet but not connected with an ethernet cable
- Asked by Spencer K from Keswick
- 04 2, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can i connect the Airport Express wirelessly to my existing Bell modem/router thingy then have the Express its own network as-well)
I have an airport express connected to my cable modem. Would I be able to use another AP express downstairs to improve my network?
Live in an older home and wifi doesn't work well downstairs. The express is on the upper floor
next to my iMac and cable modem.
- Asked by Nancy R from Brooklyn
- 04 9, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (I have an airport express connected to my cable modem. Would I be able to use another AP express downstairs to improve my network?)
Yes you can and yes it will work. I have exactly this set up. I have extended the express with two further express to cover more distant parts.
To set up under the wireless tab select the "Extend a network option"
For ease name each express different form the one connected to the Modem so you can easily differentiate them when using the Airport Utility.
You will be able to see which device is connected to which express under the Airport Utility tool.
I would place the second Airport Express in a position where it gets a reasonable signal not a poor signal. This should provide you with very good performance int he area covered by the second AE.
Finally if you want to get access to both the 5 Hz and 2.4 Hz spectrum in all areas use the most recent version of the AE in both areas. Not essential but a nice to have especially if you are streaming video a lot around the house.
- Answered by David H from North Melbourne
- 05 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have an airport express connected to my cable modem. Would I be able to use another AP express downstairs to improve my network?)
does the airport express require a landline phone?
I have a summer home and I don't bother putting a landline phone in it because I am only there for a few months out of the year.
- Asked by Khalil F from Haines Falls
- 09 2, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (does the airport express require a landline phone?)
No, it does not require a landline phone or any other type of phone.
- Answered by Daniel T from Saint Helena
- 10 21, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does the airport express require a landline phone?)
can I replace my old airport base station (from 7 years ago) with an airport express?
the new airport express looks like it could be a replacement for it from the specs, but I'm not sure what the difference between the two airport models are.
- Asked by Piangporn J from Pearl River
- 01 24, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (can I replace my old airport base station (from 7 years ago) with an airport express?)
Can I use the AirPort device or something similar to transmit audio from the output of my DJ mixing desk to my home Airplay network ?
I'm looking for something that I can plug into the output socket of my Stanton SCS4DJ MP3 mixing desk that will enable me to send the audio output wirelessly to my Airplay network that includes my Denon Ceol Network Music System, Apple TV and any other speakers that I choose to add to my Airplay network. Thanks
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Networking an AV receiver via Airport express)