Can I plug an ethernet-only wired device into an Airport Express so it can connect to my network?
I have a Cisco IP telephone that requires a wired Ethernet connection. I need to install it away from my primary Airport Extreme router. Can I use the Express to serve as a wired to wireless bridge? Thanks!
- Asked by D Gavin G from Seattle
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I have done this with a macbook so, yes, it can act as a bridge. However, I couldn't say for certain that your equipment would work in this way.
- Answered by Oliver J
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We have used an Airport Express and an Airport Extreme to bridge from our house to our office where an old G5 PowerMac resides that does not have wireless capability. We plugged a cat5 cable into the G5 and the Airport Express and it was able to communicate with the Airport Extreme in the other end of the house. Works great.
- Answered by John P from Damascus
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Must this be plugged in using an Ethernet cable or will it work wirelessly to connect to my home network?
- Asked by Stephen H from South Yarra
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