Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
723 Questions from the Community
what is the latest version of AirPort utility
what is the latest version of AirPort utility
- Asked by William B from Omaha
- 11 27, 13
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it's air port utility 5.6.1
- Answered by Dark Prince .
- 12 27, 13
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does it have Power over ethernet?
- Asked by Gregorie H from Macungie
- 06 12, 12
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Nope - this is only available on very specific high end-routers. Don't try plugging powered ethernet into this please!
- Answered by Andrew G from Kenilworth
- 06 15, 12
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Yes, I've done just that. When you select the Airplay icon it lets you choose which speakers you want to stream to. If you are streaming from a computer you can send the audio to any combination of airport expresses connected to speakers. If you are using an Ipod or Ipad you can only stream to one at a time.
Of course, you can use your Ipod/Ipad with the remote app to control Itunes on your PC to stream to multiple airport expresses.
- Answered by Jonathan W from Vienna
- 06 20, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (So you can purchase multiple airport expresses to connect speakers around the house?)
Can I use this to set up a personal wi-fi with a password on a large public wi-fi, such a campus wi-fi?
I have a wireless printer in my dorm and you are unable to log onto the campus wi-fi on my printer, additionally if I was able to then everyone on the wi-fi would be able to print on my printer. Could I set this up in my dorm so that I could use my printer wirelessly without having to worry about others using it? How would I go about this and would it cause a lot of interference?
- Asked by Sammie E from Peachtree City
- 12 20, 14
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Can you use it as an extender or bridge?
- Asked by Derek M from Mableton
- 06 12, 12
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Yes, you will just have to change the mode of the base station to the desired mode. (extender, bridge or as a wifi access point).
Hope this helps!
- Answered by Luke T from Calgary
- 06 18, 12
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How long can you use this device for?
- Asked by Hailey O from New Paltz
- 02 17, 16
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When music is transmitted to an Airplay enabled device (like the Airport Express) it sends the music in the form of Apple Lossless 44Khz/16bit which is CD quality. If you have high def music in your iTunes library (like music bought demo HDtrack.com) that is 96kHz-24bit then the quality will be down graded to CD quality. You can see is happening by opening the Audio MIDI Setup app in your Applications/Utility directory and selecting your Airplay device an noticing 44100 Hz 2ch 16 bits is the only option available. If you can to play music with higher quality than CD quality then you need to connect your AV to your Mac with a directly connect optical cable.
- Answered by Mark L from Seattle
- 07 21, 14
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I had created a network with my airport extreme in one of the rooms in my house, but i want to have wifi signal in all my home.
I want to know if i can extend the wifi signal of that airport extreme with another airport extreme but instead of connecting it wirelessly can i connect it via ethernet?
- Asked by Pablo P from New York
- 06 30, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (I had created a network with my airport extreme in one of the rooms in my house, but i want to have wifi signal in all my home.)
You can use an Airport Express to extend your wifi network in your home. I use one for this purpose on a second level of my home to connect my Samsung Smart TV to the home wifi system and stream programming, Netflix etc.
- Answered by Carl L T from Raleigh
- 09 10, 15
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is airport express encrypted
- Asked by Dovey T from Lake Forest
- 12 22, 14
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Yes, if you do not want to connect to the Internet you can operate as a stand-alone access point in bridge mode with both LAN ports. Also, you may connect the Airport Express wirelessly to another access point made by Apple (or other WDS-supporting device), in which case both Ethernet ports are available for LAN devices and you can still access the network and/or Internet through the other wireless access point's connected network.
- Answered by Sabahattin G
- 01 15, 13
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Can I hook the express up to my cable router that is also hooked up to my other D-Link wireless router? Would I be able to have two wifi routers on?Answer
That is the way we are running our network now. Although they are different brands. The cable router (Motorola) is hardwired to an Apple Airport Extreme, it in turn is wired to an airport express as well as wirelessly to a second airport extreme. The whole system runs just fine. The two airport extremes publish the same SSID whereas the airport express has a different name with the stereo attached to it.
connect airport express to chromecast
I have seen the answer which is yes, how do you do it
- Asked by Aris D from Baltimore
- 06 28, 15
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can multiple printers be used over wifi with the airport express
I have a Brother Laser printer that is wireless 2270DW and an epson wireless printer that students are using in an dorm. I have set secure wireless network but need to know if these two printers can print wirelessly or do they need to be connected via printer cable to Airport Express to perform wireless printing? Last but not least you us a spliter on the USB outlet on the Airport express and hardwire the two printers via printer cables?
- Asked by Chris P from Sandy Springs
- 08 7, 12
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Sure. All wireless (and wired) clients can access all wireless (and wired) resources on the LAN via this router.
- Answered by Scott J from San Jose
- 04 14, 14
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which isp are not compatible with airport Express?
- Asked by Hernan C from Harrison
- 03 2, 13
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Will it handle 100mb broadband speeds?
Will it handle 100mb broadband? My current 1st gen Airport Express gives up about 30mb.
- Asked by Gavin W
- 06 18, 12
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it is 2.0 but 3.0 would be wasted on a wireless connection because of the slow speed of 802.11n
- Answered by Lawrence B from Flower Mound
- 06 17, 12
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This uses the new 802.11 a?
- Asked by Keith B from Covington
- 06 12, 12
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Hello. This 2012 Airport Express model does support wireless 802.11 a. However, I believe you are referring to 802.11 ac. The current 2012 Airport Express does not support this type of network but it can support any a/b/g/n network.
- Answered by Aaron B from Lititz
- 06 13, 12
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Yes it will.
Can I use this as an independent wi-fi source?
I want to have an independent wi-fi source that I can protect with a password or avoid from being searched by other devices. Do I need any additional equipment to use this device?
- Asked by Azaan D from Edmonton
- 06 18, 13
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