Questions & Answers for AirPort Express
639 Questions from the Community
can I use airport express with a tv without wifi built in. I am not sure how to connect airport express. I get wifi on my laptop and I use a ROKU w/tv
- Asked by Robert M from Montrose
- Apr 22, 2014
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Although it's not a supported configuration from BT, you can configure an Airport base station to connect with a BT Infinity VDSL modem using PPPoE. However you will need to configure it with your BT-supplied username and password when configuring the PPPoE settings on the Airport. More help on this on BT's community forums.
- Answered by Daniel A
- Oct 4, 2013
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can I create its own LAN when I bring with me to another place
I want to create a mini-LAN for my classroom so that my participants can connect (wirelessly) to obtain an IP address. On this mini-LAN, a Mac mini is also connected which act as a host, e.g. a web-server. iOS devices can connect to this Airport Express as well. I do not have access to the Internet nor any network in that building as my class does not have a fix location. Sometime, it can be in a hotel and another time I can be in cafe.
- Asked by James H from Singapore
- Apr 27, 2014
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Can I use this to extend the range a WiFi network from a non apple router?
- Asked by Anthony C from Fitzroy North
- Jun 11, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use this to extend the range a WiFi network from a non apple router?)
Only if it is hardwired via an ethernet cable from the non-Apple router. It will not take in a wi-fi signal and then repeat it from a non-Apple device. You must hardwire it unless you use an Apple router as your base router.
I have setup several of these configurations for clients.
- Answered by Robert G from Buford
- Aug 19, 2013
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Will this replace my existing bt homehub
Looks great! I have an existing airport and airport express linked to a BT homehub.
I'm looking to replace my old home hub and I see the new base station has a WLAN port. Will this directly connect to an existing ADSL line with microfilter or do I still need an ADSL filter and BT Homehub (i.e. retain my home hub connected to ADSL and link to airport via LAN cable). Thanks
- Asked by Carl G
- Jun 19, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this replace my existing bt homehub)
If your BT homehub makes use of an external modem (such as the openreach 'infinity' FTTC/FTTP modem) then yes as you would connect the modem to the Express. Otherwise no, the express is not a modem and the telephone line will not plug directly into the Express.
You could turn off wifi on the BT HH and then connect the Express to it via ethernet cable and use the Express as the wifi access point for your network.
- Answered by Oliver J
- Aug 31, 2012
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No, you can only extend a wifi network that originates from Apple equipment - Time capsule, Airport Extreme/Express. You can use it to join a BT Home Hub wifi network in order to provide AirPlay in a remote location or for ethernet internet access for a device that does not have wifi. Ive tested this with a BT Home Hub 3.
- Answered by Oliver J
- Aug 31, 2012
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how many watt does the airport express has
- Asked by Kim N from Honolulu
- Mar 22, 2014
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Can I receive an Internet connection from the Ethernet ports of an AirPort Express if the Express is extending an Extreme's WiFi signal wirelessly?
AirPort Extreme (WiFi) --> AirPort Express (repeater mode) --> ethernet cable (WAN/LAN)--> iMac
- Asked by Gladstone P from Phoenixville
- Mar 13, 2014
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Does the Airport Express steam your pictures as well as music?
- Asked by Thomas T from Bartlett
- Apr 2, 2014
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All Apple hardware products support gigabit ethernet for wired network connections.
- Answered by Bryan B from Denver
- Nov 23, 2012
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I want to stream music to different areas of my house, simultaneously from 1 apple device. (macbook or iphone)
I have been able to stream music from itunes and spotify through a hifi connected to my TV through apple TV.
I've also been able to send sound to 2 outputs from my mac. The 3.5mm output on it and apple TV however the sound is out of sync by half a second or so.
If I bought an apple airport express, could I use this and apple TV to play music (from spotify OR itunes) at the same time and remain in sync?
Or is there a way to correct the output time lapse between my mac's 3.5mm out and apple tv?
Can I connect the A-Express to my panasonic freeview decoder / hard drive using an ethernet cable and then use it wirelessly to connect my computer?
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Can a USB Hub be used to hook up multiple printers to the AE?
- Asked by Richard H from Roanoke
- Mar 11, 2014
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What are the audio specifications for the AirPort Express? Frequency Response, max output level, distortion, signal to noise, etc.
- Asked by Ian W from Prairie Village
- Sep 20, 2013
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Can music be streamed from sources other than iTunes like Pandora?
My current set up is using a stereo Fm transmitter. I am able to listen to music all over my property wherever i have a sound system equiped with a tuner. With my IPhone plugged in, I can listen to Pandora, Internet radio stations or iTunes. I can also listen to XM radio when plugged in.
The only thing I do not like is the sound quality; there is a constant low frequency hum in the background.
I am willing to purchase an Extreme for each sound system but if i am limited to itunes and cannot steam Pandora, XM or Internet radio, it is not worth it.
- Asked by Joey G from Beebe Plain
- Aug 2, 2013
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can multiple printers be used over wifi with the airport express
I have a Brother Laser printer that is wireless 2270DW and an epson wireless printer that students are using in an dorm. I have set secure wireless network but need to know if these two printers can print wirelessly or do they need to be connected via printer cable to Airport Express to perform wireless printing? Last but not least you us a spliter on the USB outlet on the Airport express and hardwire the two printers via printer cables?
- Asked by Chris P from Sandy Springs
- Aug 6, 2012
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Play Videos, Play YouTube, Use Quick Time, Or Use VLC?
I understand that this can wirelessly stream audio using the iTunes airplay feature...
BUT can it also stream other forms of audio (when watching a movie in VLC, when watching a movie in quicktime, or when surfing the internet).
Can't wait for your response!
- Asked by Tyler P
- Jun 14, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Play Videos, Play YouTube, Use Quick Time, Or Use VLC?)
Yes. Some Apps have the Airplay audio selection of iPad, Airport Express or Apple TV etc whichever you have available, integrated into the app, for others, you can change the output in iTunes, and the audio from whatever app you are using is redirected from the iPad speakers to the selected output.
For example, I watch some TV shows in bed using the iPad and a TV Network's own App, and direct the surround sound to my receiver for terrific audio.
- Answered by Rod N from Surrey
- Jun 30, 2012
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Can I use AirPort Express in my car and on the plane?
- Asked by Alla F from Berwyn
- Jul 10, 2013
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No...What you're looking for is a personal "MiFi" device, but in order to use a MiFi device you'll need a data account with a wireless sevice provider.
- Answered by R. L from Fountain Valley
- Jul 12, 2013
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using Xbox 360 and iMac
is this the proper device for the following network:
>one Mac (late-model 27" iMac) in the room with the AirPort Express
>one Xbox 360 in a different room
>connection to cable internet via a standard router (furnished by cable provider, working as a wired setup for the iMac now )
and a follow-up question:
Is there any chance this wireless net will interfere with any wireless connections in the house, such as the Mac keyboard or mouse, the Xbox controller or a wireless home phone? I assume the frequencies are very different.
- Asked by Wayne S from Sun City
- Feb 13, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (using Xbox 360 and iMac)
Sure, plug the router into your Airport Express and you should be able to enjoy WiFi to all of the devices (assuming they support it and they are in range). Best bet is to connect the Airport Express to the router (where your iMac is currently plugged in) and power cycle the router, then the Airport Express to 'reset' all of the connections. One thing to note is that sometimes ISP's limit the number of devices connected to your router based on MAC (physical network device) address, so if your iMac was registered as the 'one device' you may have to contact the ISP to reset it so that you can switch to the Airport Express as your primary device. Then, the Airport Express can share that connection out with multiple devices as you describe.
- Answered by Garth H from Sacramento
- Mar 3, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (using Xbox 360 and iMac)