Can I use an Airport Extreme along with an Airport Express to effectively extend ethernet to a HDTV

I have a dual band airport extreme connected to Roadrunner serving my Macbook Pro, iPod touch, USB printer and a USB hard drive. I also have an airport extreme to stream iTunes audio to my stereo system. I am buying a Samsung 55B8000 HDTV that has a USB port to be used with a Samsung proprietary wireless adapter for wireless internet connection which I don't have. The TV also has an ethernet port that can be used for internet downloadable firmware updates, streaming internet video and some other goodies, That port can be easily set up as a DHCP connection to the internet. To avoid buying the proprietary Samsung adapter, can I use the ethernet port on the airport express to effectively extend the ethernet connection from the airport extreme to the airport express or is the airport express ethernet port only for a WAN connection and not a LAN connection? If the airport express won't do it, would a second airport extreme do it? i.e. use the LAN ports on both airports.

  • Asked by John A from Streetsboro
  • Jan 16, 2010
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  • Best Answer:

    Yes. The AirPort Express ethernet port can be used for either a WAN or LAN connection and does allow you to extend ethernet.

    Although I suspect so, I don't know if you will be able to avoid buying the proprietary Samsung adapter.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Jan 18, 2010