Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
709 Questions from the Community
Can AirPort Extreme be used with Gateway 2 wire DSL router?
- Asked by Karen G from Davis
- 01 7, 13
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Absolutely! Depending on how you want the airport extreme to function. It will, function as a switch behind your 2wire router, or...you can configure your 2wire as a RG (Residential Gateway) which will then allow ALL traffic to the Airport Extreme. The Airport Extreme will then control (issue) the individual local IP addresses for your devices. Your network will not be like all of your neighbors i.e. (2wirexxx) in fact, wireless users nearby will no longer see your 2wire device. THey will see the airport extreme depending on what you name it (as an SSID) The WPA2 security on the airport extreme is very secure and you can choose to make your Airport Extreme invisible, which does not make it any more secure. It is very easy to change your network access PW, through the airport utility. In addition, all of your devices behind the router (iPod, iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC) will share a common (public) IP address. This speeds up everything. THe airport extreme is much more robust. This also gives YOU complete control of all things in and out of your network. PLUS, if you enable the guest network, you can limit access. I use this feature for parental controls. So the kids have their network. Adults have their own. Works really well. Mine handles media server, DVR, 3 apple TVs, Ipod, ipad, 2 iphones, one power pc G5 mac, macbook air, and 3 pc laptops with NO troubles. Best $200 router / switch there is....in my humble opinion.
- Answered by Bill B from Red Oak
- 03 25, 13
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It can connect through either.
- Answered by Timothy W from Elk River
- 09 1, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do you need airport express to use Apple TV or can you just use a wifi connection?)
Absoutely , as long as the printer is configured properly there would be no issues. Usually best bet to create a static connection to the printer if it is to stay always connected and on as they usually do(they go to deep sleep but are always on) You get the best trouble free operation that way
- Answered by Todd L from Burnaby
- 02 25, 13
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I don't have an Internet connection but just want to create a local wireless network with airport express Apple TV and my mac book pro. Can I?
I am on a yacht hence the question. I just want to stream from mac book pro to Apple TV?Answer
Absolutely no problem, just set it up using airport utility you're there.
How do I set it up without using a stereo which I don't have
I have an Airport express - can't figure out how to get it going??? It was suggested I use a RCA plug to my stereo - I don't have a stereo
- Asked by Anne C from Dayton
- 10 22, 15
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If you don't have a speaker system, and want to use AirPlay, you are probably better off buying an AirPlay compatible speaker (cheaper, and no separate box to plug in)
- Answered by David K from Santa Clara
- 11 15, 15
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What is the difference between bridge and extend modes?
- Asked by Bradley H from Litchfield Park
- 09 3, 12
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Bridge allows you to plug a wired Ethernet device into the active jack on the AirPort Express while it's connected to your WiFi.
Extend allows you to extend your main base station's WiFi signal for other WiFi devices to use.
- Answered by Paul D from Lombard
- 06 15, 13
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If I use 2 Airport Express's to extend my network, will both have the same name (SSID) or do you have to switch from one network name to another?Answer
Both will have the same name as your main wifi SSID, just act like as a continuous wifi network. No rejoining when walking between them.
is airport express compatible with zte routers
I was going to give my Airport Express to a friend in columbia who has a ZTE ZXHN F660 wireless router. Are the two compatible?
- Asked by Daniel L from Ashburn
- 06 8, 16
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What is the number of connections the airport express can handle?
- Asked by Tyler W from Wausau
- 02 22, 14
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Per the specs: Number of Users - 50
- Answered by Thom B from Rochester
- 03 27, 14
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The AirPort Express is a wireless router. Assuming that you already buy internet service from an internet service provider, such as Comcast XFINITY Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, etc., which is how you connected to ask this question, you'll attach their modem to the AirPort Express. When you use your wireless device, such as a MacBook or an iPad, it will connect through the AirPort Express to the modem and then out to the internet service. So more than likely, you won't pay any more than you're paying already, but you can check with your specific internet service provider. If you don't currently buy any internet service, and are asking this question while sitting in a Starbucks or library somewhere, then sure, once you've installed the AirPort Express at home, you'll still need to buy your own internet service from one of those providers, and they usually charge a flat fee per month, often cheaper if combined with cable TV and/or telephone services.
Hope that helps.
- Answered by Larry S from Brookline
- 08 17, 12
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how many devices can be connected to airport express
- Asked by Ashwin J from Frisco
- 07 28, 15
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- Answered by Jeffrey T from Alexander City
- 11 16, 15
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what is the telephone number top order an airport express?
- Asked by Jane E from Santa Barbara
- 05 26, 14
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This is just a router and you will have to have your modem plug into it, your modem is the part that should be compatible with Xfinity.
- Answered by Tyler G from Rockledge
- 05 30, 16
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Will this device save me data GB on my monthly verizon bill?
- Asked by Paula D from Englewood
- 05 3, 14
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- Answered by R. L from Fountain Valley
- 05 21, 14
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I want to use Vonage as my primary phone provider. Can I use it with Airport Express?
I have heard that there are serious issues with using Vonage and routing it through Apple Airport Express. Is this right and if so is there a workaround? Is there a solution on the horizon for consumers who CHOOSE to opt for Vonage and love Apple for its quality?
- Asked by Sundar V from Aurora
- 04 24, 15
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I don't use Vonage specifically but I have plugged other VoIP adapters into the express without any issue at all.
- Answered by Ron M from Leoma
- 05 11, 15
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Can this be used as a wireless router for a home network?
I am interested in buying this but before i do i need to know. I am gathering that it can be but it would be nice to have yes or no answer and not a maybe before i buy one. Thank You
- Asked by Joshua W from Sweet Springs
- 06 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this be used as a wireless router for a home network?)
Yes you can use this as a wireless router for a home network. When setting up the AirPort Express, choose the option, "Create a Wireless Network".
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
- 06 22, 12
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Yes, I've take both the latest one and the previous one to the UK and used them both successfully there, they work across 110 to 240 volts no problem. you just need an adaptor as the sockets are different between the two countries.
- Answered by Paul J from Scotts Valley
- 01 29, 13
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after i buy the airport express station do i have to pay any more
i mean do i have to pay for the internet from a company like telus,bell,rogers(ect.)
- Asked by Willy H
- 08 9, 12
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No, you will not have to pay any more for your Internet connection. The Airport Express takes the Internet connection that you already pay for and makes it wireless (aka "wi-fi").
The Airport Express also allows you to connect a printer to it via USB, powered speakers via a headphone-type plug and another Ethernet device (say, a computer that has no wireless ability) via an Ethernet cable.
- Answered by Neil B from Victoria
- 09 7, 12
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