Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
725 Questions from the Community
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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Is there e reset button on the AirPort Express?
i am changing my router
- Asked by Patrick M from Rye
- 10 5, 16
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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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How do I configure Airport Express to connect a computer using a network cable?
I do not have wireless on a computer and wan to connect that computer to an Airport Express, with a network cable and have the airport express using my wireless network. Wil that work?
- Asked by Mark H from Conway
- 11 11, 12
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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.
can I use an Airpot express to extended my wireless signal from an Airport Extreme and connect a USB printer to the express?
- Asked by Alejandro G from Miami
- 10 9, 14
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Yes. Apple even has a how to guide online for extending your WiFi signal using the Express and the USB port on the back of the device is for hooking up a printer.
- Answered by Michael S from Chandler
- 11 25, 14
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can airport express connect to televsion with ethernet
My Samsung tv has an ethernet port, can I connect the tv to the new airport express?
- Asked by William K from Poland
- 01 31, 14
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is airport express water or weather proof?
- Asked by Daniel B from Putnam Valley
- 06 12, 13
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I'm sorry, but no, it is not. However, here's a DIY tip:
Get an Apple TV carrying case which is water proof. The AirPort Express and Apple TV are the same size and will fit in a carrying case. :D
- Answered by Payton S from Plano
- 06 14, 13
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It seems the new airport express does the same things as the airport extreme base station. If this is the case why would I need the base station?Answer
As of Oct 2014 the Airport Express is still just 'n' speed, and supports a network printer.
The express is small and very portable.
Can be either a main wireless router or network extender.
The new tower style Airport Extreme has been updated to include the latest high-speed higher range 'ac' as well as b/g/n. The Extreme can handle an external usb hard drive or usb printer.
The Extreme is larger and not nearly as portable as the Express and meant for permanent installs.
The Extreme comes in 1TB & 3TB models that also allow Time Machine backups, VERY convenient!
Just like the Express, can be either a main wireless router or network extender.
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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