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Topic # 63134 21-Jun-2010 18:06
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Im just wondering if i buy airport express for my house to stream music wirelessly is it possible to connect the airport express to my existing wireless network wirelessly so that the airport express will have internet access if i am connected to that

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  Reply # 343872 21-Jun-2010 18:23
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Yes.

I have the same setup in our house: Time Capsule upstairs, AirPort Express downstairs connected wirelessly to the Time Capsule which then has an old PC connected to it via Ethernet, have speakers connected to the AirPort Express to stream music from the iMac upstairs, also ensures greater Wi-Fi coverage throughout the house.




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  Reply # 343874 21-Jun-2010 18:27
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Thank you that is what i am after for my house!

How do you connect airport to another router wirelessly ? 

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  Reply # 343877 21-Jun-2010 18:32
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What's your current wireless router?

It's dead simple using a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme, you simply set it up to extend the network wirelessly, plug the AP Extreme in and away you go - both devices can be set up from AirPort Utility.




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  Reply # 343880 21-Jun-2010 18:38
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I have a dynalink wireless router that i got from my isp
I was also thinking about purchasing time capsule to back up my pcs if that option will be better 

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  Reply # 343886 21-Jun-2010 18:58
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Not sure about the Dynalink, if it doesn't have the ability to wirelessly extend the network then no it won't work.

Apple products work very well together so extending the network is simple and intuitive, plus like you said you'll be backing up your computers as well.




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  Reply # 343891 21-Jun-2010 19:05
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Is it possible to use a windows based laptop to wirelessly play music through airtunes/itunes when connected to airport.
And also if you have 2 wireless access points can you have them set with the same ssid and connect to either one 

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  Reply # 343893 21-Jun-2010 19:10
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Tiger1970: Is it possible to use a windows based laptop to wirelessly play music through airtunes/itunes when connected to airport.


Yes, works on Windows and Mac.


And also if you have 2 wireless access points can you have them set with the same ssid and connect to either one 


Yes, this should also work.




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