Can the new Airport Express Base Station extend the network from a new Airport Extreme Base Station AND use Airplay at the same time?

My old Airport Express cannot do both, you either have to set it up to create a network, join an existing network to extend it, or set it up for AirTunes. If the new one could do both, I'll buy it.

  • Asked by fn from Wall
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    Yes, you can extend the network from your AirPort Extreme Base Station and use AirPlay via this AirPort Express Base Station simultaneously.

    Actually, for that matter, the first generation AirPort Express is also compatible with the same feature. I have the first generation AirPort Express and currently using that same setup. I would check for updates for your Mac and AirPort devices, as that is possibly the reason why yours is not working.

    After it is fully up-to-date, open AirPort Utility, select your AirPort Express, choose "Edit", and under the "Wireless" tab, choose "Extend a wireless network." Then on the next tab ("AirPlay"), check the box that says "Enable AirPlay."

    • Answered by Jeffrey Y from Westmont