Will the express work without a personal router or can i use my game system as one

  • Asked by fn from Poplar Bluff
AirPort Express

AirPort Express

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    This Airport Express is NOT a modem. Whomever you have as your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has probably given you a modem or a modem/router combo. This Airport Express can create a network for you, join an existing network, or extend a network to a lower-signal part of your house. However, it cannot act as a modem (meaning it cannot be hooked up to a phone line to decrypt your ISP's signal). Your chain will look something like these two:

    Modem -> ethernet cord -> Airport Express (creating network)

    Modem/router (creating network) -> ethernet cord or wireless -> Airport Express (Joining or extending network)

    Now, if you mean to ask, "Can my game system hook up to this Airport Express?", the answer is yes. It will hook up to this via wireless (should the Airport Express be extending network or creating network) or via ethernet (should the Airport Express be joining network).

    • Answered by Kyle B from Knoxville