Will my new Airport Extreme see my older Airport express at my stereo? Do I need to upgrade to express 802.11n?

  • Asked by Jeffrey L N from Carson City
  • Mar 30, 2010
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    That should work fine, my Time Capsule (basically and Airport Extreme with an internal hard drive) can see my older AirPort Express (802.11g). However, that older device will only work at the slower speed. If all you are doing is AirTunes you should be good to go.

    • Answered by Greg F from San Jose
    • Mar 31, 2010
  • You must reset and reconfigure the older Express. The new Extreme will see the older Express so you don't need to replace it.

    However, if the Extreme's "Radio Mode" is set to "802.11n only (5GHz)" the Express will not be able to see or connect to that wireless signal.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Mar 31, 2010