4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 5:56 AM by edex67
up north guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently puchased apple airport express hopnt to replace my netgear wireless router. After many attempts i gave up trying to use it as a stand alone router.It will extend my netgear to another room but wont work alone  i have a Mediacom modem any help on this .please

  • 1. Re: frustrated with airport express
    Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (4,570 points)

    Hi Up North,

    I have an airport express connected by ethernet cable to a Netgear modem which is connected to a phone socket. Those devices stay at one end of the house. I can use my MacBook Pro to connect to the internet (by Wi-Fi, no cables) anywhere else in the house. I don't think airport is a stand-alone router. I hope this helps.

    Ian.

  • 2. Re: frustrated with airport express
    edex67 Level 4 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    All AirPorts are routers. Not sure what you're referring to here.

    To the OP, set the AirPort up as usual, create a WiFi network. Make sure that the modem is connected to the WAN port not the LAN port.

  • 3. Re: frustrated with airport express
    up north guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok here is my problem  i tried to use airport express as my main router. it wont connect. i connected it to my mediacom modum and used the wan port. then i put my netgear router back on line and used the express as a extened network . i did this by wiring it to my netgear router it works great but it wont work by itself as the main router

  • 4. Re: frustrated with airport express
    edex67 Level 4 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    Well, the Express is probably still in bridge mode. Reset the Express to factory settings and set it up from there as a router.