Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
723 Questions from the Community
How to put airport express into bridge mode
- Asked by Dan M from Rockville
- Dec 23, 2014
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Using the AirPort Utility, click on the Network tab, then in Router Mode: select Off (Bridge Mode)
- Answered by Earl D from Rochester
- Apr 24, 2015
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Is the Airport Express a modem & router in one?
- Asked by Debra B from Portland
- Feb 17, 2014
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No, you'll need a separate modem/router to connect to your ISP. In some cases, they may provide a similar device that can also broadcast a WiFi signal that you can use with your wireless devices, for a fee. Best bet is to give them a shout for assistance.
- Answered by Garth H from Sacramento
- Mar 3, 2014
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Does Airport Express have the capability to receive bluetooth signals?
want to hook up my airport express to my Sonos Play 5 to play from a device
- Asked by Scott F from New York
- Nov 13, 2014
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No, the Airport Express does not have a bluetooth antenna and thus can't receive bluetooth signals.
- Answered by Christiaan V
- Dec 5, 2014
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No, it's a router not a modem. So you'll need internet service with a modem and then it can be used as a router. But there are a lot more uses for this little device.
1. Extend your existing WiFi signal in weak spots of your home.
2. If you are in a hotel with no WiFi but the main lobby, this baby can be hooked up in your room with an ethernet cable and you can create your own wireless network.
3. Use it to play music from your iPhone, iPod, iPad or Macbook wirelessly through your stereo or any speakers. Works really good!
4. Wireless printing.
- Answered by Jesse S from Quartz Hill
- Jul 29, 2015
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Yes. It is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0
- Answered by Marc B from Woodland Hills
- Oct 23, 2012
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You will need an AirPrint enabled printer. Not just any printer hooked to USB will work. And most AirPrint enabled printers, however, have wi-fi built in and do not need to be connected via USB.
- Answered by Daniel H from Dayton
- Jun 18, 2012
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can I play video in .mkv file format?
I would like to know if the Apple TV can play movie files in mkv format from a hard disk connected to an Airport Express Base station?
- Asked by Ajay H from Chennai
- Aug 30, 2012
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Can I extend the range of a Belkin-based wifi network?
Where I live we have a wifi network with a Belkin modem. The signal is very weak in my area. Could a new Airport be used to extend the range? I have an older Airport Express and Airport, but when I have tried to use them to accomplish this, it seems they are not compatible with non-Apple modems. Is the new Airport Express different in this regard?
- Asked by Vicki P
- Jun 16, 2012
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Yes, I can say from experience that it will.
- Answered by Taylor R from Leesburg
- Jul 3, 2012
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can you use it on an airplane
I just need wifi on my plane. Im a kid and I am always on my electronics. I want wifi on my i pad mini and phone . So does this give me wifi on the plane if not any recommendations?
- Asked by Wendy M from Houston
- Mar 4, 2013
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Short answer, no.
If you were able to plug the airport express in, you'd still have no internet connection (which I assume you want), also, airlines have a list of approved devices which can be used during a flight as a couple of airlines are starting to roll out WiFi on their aircraft.
- Answered by William Z
- Mar 26, 2013
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Do you have to pay anything like a monthly fee for the internet?
- Asked by Madi G from Concord
- Jul 1, 2012
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what is the latest version of AirPort utility
what is the latest version of AirPort utility
- Asked by William B from Omaha
- Nov 26, 2013
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it's air port utility 5.6.1
- Answered by Dark Prince .
- Dec 27, 2013
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Can I set up my airport bought in France in the US
- Asked by Jean-louis H from Scottsdale
- Aug 11, 2012
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- Answered by David H from Cotati
- Nov 9, 2016
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Yes, I have this setup at home where my base is an AE and another exactly the same in the bedroom to amplify the signal.
- Answered by Francisco M from Santa Cruz
- May 30, 2017
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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
- Jun 18, 2012
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can i use with sony laptops or hp laptops
I need a router that will work with apple ipad, sony vaio and hp laptop. Does apple have such a product?
- Asked by Marylou A from Espanola
- Nov 5, 2012
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YES - I recently upgraded to Apple airport extreme (extended with AP express in the living room). VERY seamless installation. On our home network, we have a MBP, Apple TV, Compaq laptop, Sony Vaio, HP laptop, Dell desktop, 2 HP desktops, and 3 Xbox's. However, we do not have an IPad (yet). Installation and network support are very equivalent throughout our home.
For any PC device, you will need to download and install "Bonjour". This will enable any of your "non-apple" devices to install and operate on your network.
Hope this helps!
- Answered by Robert H. L from Apo
- Nov 17, 2012
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Can i connect my computer without wifi directlly to the AirPort Express network LAN port and watch on my Apple TV as iTunes files?
That my personal computer is not WiFi, and I want to connect by lan cable to the airport express. Thanks.
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
- Nov 15, 2012
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Yes you can do what you're asking, but I ended up not doing it after I set it up. The problem is that the Express isn't compatible with 802.11ac, so when it is used as an extender for the Extreme, it forces the Extreme to use 802.11n. So I went from an average speed of 500Mbps down to like 50 Mbps, which is equivalent to taking your new Ferrari back to the dealer and asking if he has any used rollerblades in the showroom.
- Answered by Justin H from Salt Lake City
- Apr 27, 2016
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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
- Jan 14, 2014
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Airport express can share internet connection from wire to wireless?
Airport express can share internet line from wire (ethernet - input to airport express... WAN/LAN) to wireless (output from airport express)? Or just for extend the wireless connection? I want to know exactly, can airport express accept internet connection with wire (ethernet) and create wifi?
- Asked by L. R from Richmond
- Mar 5, 2017
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