Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
709 Questions from the Community
Yes but in a convoluted fashion.
The iPhone and iPad will do Screen Mirroring to the Apple TV which forwards the signal to your TV. The Amazon Prime app for iDevices will view the Amazon supplied video. A friend comes over and does this through our Apple TV. If you do it enough, you'll become proficient at it.
We have a Roku device and usually don't need to mirror from our iPads. Apple and Amazon sell special cable/connectorss to connect the iDevice directly to the TV itself (cables with S-video, HDMI connectors).
All of these choices work well.
- Answered by Williammichael H from Knoxville
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Power Supply voltage question
Does this Airport Express have a 110/220 switch mode power supply for international use?
- Asked by David C from San Francisco
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I bought Airport Express in Canada and wanted to use it in UK (220V). Neither the Documentation nor the Product itself has any rating on it, however, the power chord does have some fine print which says 2.5A 125 Volts ~. I called APPLE 24/7 Number at 1.800.692.7753. I was informed that the product will work with electrical system ranging from 100 Volts - 240 Volts.
- Answered by Naveed S from Toronto
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What is the WiFi chipset in the new AirPort Express?
- Asked by Anthony C
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is it possible to get Wifi if i used a telephone wire????
- Asked by Jeff F from Garden Lake
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No. Plugging a phone cable into the Ethernet Jack on the Airport Express will do nothing, they are not compatible, and making a dial-up connection or a DSL connection using phone cables requires a modem. The modem sends and receives audio signals over the phone wire and translates those into codes that are passed on digitally to other devices, like routers and computers. The Airport Express is a Router/Wireless Access Point, but it is not a modem.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
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can I air play music from my Iphone to two Airport Express conected to two diferent amps at the same time ?
I want to air play the same music form my IPhone to two diferent areas in my home where I have two diferent amps conected to a set of speakers.
I allready have one area conected to a 4 years old Aiport Express. I need to conect it to a new area.
- Asked by Ignacio M from Hermosillo
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No you cannot do that from any iOS device. However, if you have a mac or windows computer, you can from iTunes, just select it before selecting airplay devices to stream to!
- Answered by Andrew S from Bendigo
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Yes. It is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0
- Answered by Marc B from Woodland Hills
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Can this new airport express drive offers AirPrint service to iPhone/iPad etc driving a non-airprint capable printer via USB port?
Use AiPort Express to serve AirPrint to any USB printer?Best Answer:
No, it cannot. At this time, the AirPrint capability has to be preconfigured by the manufacturer of the printer.
- Answered by Colin O from Rochester
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Yes. The Airport Express has a mode called "client" that does exactly that.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
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is there audio quality difference between the airport extreme and Apple TV
I want to bring the iTunes library to my stereo, and googling on this there were a number of posts that suggested that Airport Extreme had better decoding for CD quality audio then did the AppleTV. All the iTunes files are of course digital, and I am intending to use the optical output of either the Airport Express or AppleTV.
To really hear a difference I would need to do an A/B test of one against the other - which I do not intend to do, but I do have a very high end system so when things are not as they should be there is no hiding it.
I don't need the AppleTV right now for the theater setting - so video streaming ability would be on hold there, for now but likely added sometime in the next year or so.
It's really a matter of which device is going to be better for delivering the iTunes music library to the stereo system. Why there would be a different between the Airport Extreme and the AppleTV is not clear to me. The limiting source would seem to be the bit rate of the files in iTunes - but perhaps I am missing something. Perhaps there is a difference in DA converters - though that too would seem strange, but with the use of the Digital Optical Out I would think that there should be no difference.
But certainly better to know about it before I buy the device and get it set up - appreciate any thoughts and suggestions.
- Asked by Dan R from Superior
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I just got an ATV 3rd Gen and experimented with it's TOSLink audio out compared to the optical out of the Express. My Moon Simaudio amp indicates that it's receiving an input from the ATV at 48KHz compared to 44.1KHz from the Express. Given this is a higher sample rate, you might expect some benefit but as far as I'm aware, it'll depend on a number of factors such as the integrity of the digital signal (incl. error correction capability) from the source i.e your Mac, over your wireless network to when it enters the digital input (Toslink, SPDIF etc) of your amp. Then there is the issue of the quality of the DAC in your amp or separate DAC unit. After all, a high quality DAC will over sample sufficiently and deal with other digital artefacts to minimise noise etc etc and not suffer the effects of a steep LP filter.
If anyone else with an audio engineering/digital audio background can explain further then that would be great! I can't help but think that there is a lot of unnecessary myth and confusion created in the digital domain (esp optical) I.e applying techniques to preserve the integrity of analogue signals carried over copper/silver to those in the optical digital domain. Why? How is a digital optical signal adversely affected by electromagnetic interference and in any case, even if it were, aren't errors corrected?
Just a thought and would love to hear from others.
- Answered by Nick R
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Will AirPort Express improve my phone's FaceTime connection?
My cell phone connectivity switches to my neighbor's while I'm trying to FaceTime which causes the FaceTime to freeze or drop. Will the Airport Express help my phone connect to my modem/router downstairs more effectively?
- Asked by Nancy S from Sagamore Hills
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Is the LAN port Gigabit ethernet?
- Asked by Dustin F from Vancouver
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Only the Extreme has gigabit ethernet ports, the express is limited to 10/100mbps
- Answered by Stephen O from Mount Gilead
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Can I extend my FIOS network with the AirPort Express?
I lose my FIOS wifi signal in some parts of my house. Could I use the AirPort Express to extend the network?
- Asked by Dylan J
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Can I use the USB Port on the back of my Airport Express for audio?
I want to connect my Bose Speaker system that I purchased for my computer. I want to be able to use my laptop anywhere in the room without being tired to my desk where the speakers are. What are my options? Thanks
- Asked by Jeremy G from Los Angles
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Can I use the Airport Express without the cable cord?
For example can I use it in a place that doesn't offer wifi and get wifi on my phone or computer?
- Asked by Julie W from Ankeny
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I already have a non-apple router. Is there anyway to use an airport express for AirPlay without replacing my router with an AirPort Extreme?
I can't replace my router with an airport express as my modem is not near the speakers.Best Answer:
Yes, I do this at home.
If you open the AirPort Utility, go to the Wireless tab and choose 'Join a wireless network' then add your current WiFi network and put in the password you can use the AirPort Express for AirTunes at the same time as being connected to the internet.
- Answered by Sam C from Melbourne
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can i stream audio from the internet to my airport express?
Would love it if i can stream audio from my internet sites, i.e. you tube, vimeo, radio internet. to my Airport express speakers.
I have the last generation Airport, where I cannot stream from net.
However, I phones can...
Does this one do it?
- Asked by Witty J A from Pacoima
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To stream from the internet (e.g. YouTube etc) you just need to change the audio settings from your computer to the Airport.
It's not quite as straight forward as hitting the Airplay button in iTunes, and it does mean that ALL audio will be played from your Airport (when you use iTunes it only sends the music playing not the sound from your computer). But it's easy enough to change back and fourth when desired and will give you what you want.
---> System Preferences ----> Sound ---> then select 'Airplay' rather than the internal speakers.
- Answered by William A B from Perth
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Will the airport express work with dsl wireless router
- Asked by Edwin S from South Hadley
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If the DSL Wireless router is capable on it's own of providing a wireless internet network now, the Airport Express can do one of the following two jobs:
1). It can physically connect to the DSL router, and provide a wireless network.
2). It can wirelessly connect to the DSL router, and provide wireless access to the DSL Router's network to physically connected devices. These devices would be connected to the ports on the back of the Airport Express: Ethernet, USB, Audio.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
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Can you use this as a separate wifi from your main router so is the airport is running slow will the main router be affected?Answer
Yes You Can to answer the first part of your question. You already answered the second part, if the connected AirPort Express is running a separate WiFi signal than your host router of course the main router would not be affected.
- Answered by Shawn P. C from Carlstadt
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You will need to connect to the Airport Extreme using the Airport Utility, Go to the Internet Section, then the Wireless Tab. Check the box "Allow this network to be extended" Then connect to the Airport Express using the Airport Utility, Click on the Internet Section, and under the wireless tab choose "Join a Wireless Network" You also will want to add the same wireless network name as well as security as you have on the Airport Extreme.
- Answered by Matthew B from Lancaster
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