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Using Two Airport Expresses (Portability)

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Gordon McGilvray Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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Dec 5, 2012 12:02 PM

I set my new Airport Express using an ehernet cable to my cable modem. My dauaghter can now Wi-Fi into mt computer to access the internet.  Great.

However, I now have no portability of the new AE to another room so I can listen to online radio through connected connected speakers.


I thought I could simply use my old AE for accomplish this as I had before.  But, if I set the old AE in another room and check off my Old AE on the pull down menu, I cannot get the internet.


Please tell me how to set up my new AE so I can use both AEs, although I assume not at the same time.

24, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,575 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to Gordon McGilvray)

    Is the "Old" AirPort Express a 1st generation 802.11n or an even older 802.11g model? Would your goal be to use the "Old" Express for just iTunes streaming or to extend the wireless range of the new base station? ... or both?

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,575 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to Gordon McGilvray)

    Ok, thanks for the update. The A1264 is the 1st generation 802.11n AirPort Express Base Station (AXn). You can configure it for iTunes streaming per the following Apple Support article. In this configuration, it will join the wireless network provided by the other AirPort via wireless connection. You can then stream from any Mac or PC.


    You can place this base station in any room, but it will need to relatively close to the audio receiver or powered speakers as it will need an audio cable connection between the base station and any one of these devices.

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,575 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 7:52 PM (in response to Gordon McGilvray)

    If the talk radio is one one the radio stations available through iTunes then yes. If it is an Internet radio station that you get via a web browser or a dedicated application then you would need a third-party application like Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil to stream this audio source.


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