Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
716 Questions from the Community
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
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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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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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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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It can connect through either.
- Answered by Timothy W from Elk River
- 09 1, 12
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I have an older airport extreme, can it be hooked to comcast modem
I have connected my airport extreme to comcast modem, but light remains yellow. What do I need to do.
- Asked by Jerry J from Sugar Land
- 07 14, 15
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I have a time capsule for my main Wifi network... can this base station be used to extend my wireless network or do I need something different?Best Answer:
You can use this an extender (in extender mode). You will just have to enable it.
If you have a wifi-enabled printer, you can have the printer in a separate room. Just add the wifi network on your printer and your printer will be recognized.
- Answered by Christopher W from Cincinnati
- 02 12, 15
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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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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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Can I use this while I am traveling in Europe?
I am traveling to Italy and was wondering if the airport express works with their broadband and or dial up.
- Asked by Laura E from Coatesville
- 08 7, 12
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Yes - but you may need an adapter to provide power.
- Answered by John B from Palm Harbor
- 09 27, 15
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can i backup my macbook with the airport extreme
- Asked by Tamarik R from Oakland
- 06 3, 14
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no. you'll need to buy a time capsule.
- Answered by Andrea V
- 08 3, 14
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How do I use Airport express in a hotel that only has an ethernet connection and which needs me to log on to pay for the service.
Sometimes when I go to a hotel they only have an ethernet cabel and then you have to log on and pay for the internet service. Just to be clear ... if I plug the ethernet plug into the airport express does that stream the connection to my mac or ios device for me to log on and pay.Best Answer:
It is just plug and play. Simply set up the network name and a password to prevent you neighbours using your service and away you go. I have used this in many hotels around the world. Some hotels do however set the network up to prevent multiple devices connecting meaning that you can no longer connect an iPhone, iPad and mac to the same line without multiple device charges. Other than that this is excellent in my experience.
Depends on how much switching and or routing the device is handling. Running on averages, and at 123.5 vac average, It draws from .11 to .13 amps in "ready" condition. Once some traffic starts flowing, example, iPod playing on line game + media server streaming a movie to apple tv + iPhone watching a stream from netflix, one computer downloading updates. Average power draw 10 watts peaked at 12 watts. Average amps .15 to .3 amps. Hope this helps.
- Answered by Bill B from Red Oak
- 03 25, 13
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Technical network question: can I use the Express with my current Airport Extreme, as a repeater with printer connected?
I currently have an airport extreme, which is very good at getting range throughout my very long unit (about 30 meters.)
I have my TV, XBOX, PC down one end.. and my iMac is down the other end. I had the Extreme set up in the middle of the house. So it turns out, my xbox360 along with the NBA App wont give me HD unless its plugged in, even if the wireless Extreme unit is sitting 5 inches away from the XBOX360 (I tested this). Highlights work fine, but actual games - na.
So I though I would move the extreme in the room with the XBOX 360 etc in it..
Anyway, surprisingly, down the other end of the house, the iMac works on the internet fine! The iPhone 5 also works well.(checked with speediest and can confirm that the iphone lost less than 10% at the end of the house! impressive :-) ) BUT when I look at the iMac network connection, it says the transmit signal is only 27 down from around 217. The internet is fine, but youtube has taken a hit.
My dilemma then, is that I need the printer connected to a wireless device so everything including our laptops can print. I also would not mind extending the range back out for the iMac.
So I am considering the Express to put in the middle of the house.
1) If I have my modem plugged into the extreme, I assume I can use the express as an extender?
2) Can I plug the printer into the Extender, or in this case, the little express which will be used as an extender?
I sort of dont want the printer near the TV due to room issues, and would like to bring back the super quickness of the internet to the iMac.. Im not so fussed about the internet for the iMac, as its only YouTube which has taken a hit, everything else works great, which is amazing at such a long range. (almost 100 feet)
- Asked by Dennis K from Mosman
- 11 16, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Technical network question: can I use the Express with my current Airport Extreme, as a repeater with printer connected?)