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Using an old Airport Express as a 'wireless gaming adapter' with a PC

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Patience please - this is prob v obvious but I'm no tech!

I want to set up a wirelessly connected 'Slingbox' in the UK at my sisters place. I have an old (OLD!) Airport Express 'port' (looks like the current base station but is from a time when base stations looked like spoof-UFO models and the 'ports' were different - around 2003) that I want to use as the bridge between their wireless network and the Slingbox. They have a PC.

Q. Am I gonna be able to get their PC to talk to the Airport Express port thing?.. I see I can download Bonjour for Windows - is that all I need to do?..

Thanks
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  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,560 points)
    I have an old (OLD!) Airport Express 'port' (looks like the current base station but is from a time when base stations looked like spoof-UFO models and the 'ports' were different - around 2003) that I want to use as the bridge between their wireless network and the Slingbox.


    I assume that you would like to use the AirPort Express Base Station (AX) to perform like an Ethernet bridge. This type of device would connect an Ethernet client to a wireless network. Is this what you are looking to do?

    If so, then what is the make/model of the router that is currently providing the wireless network? If it is not another AirPort or Time Capsule, then you will not be able to use the AX this way.

    Q. Am I gonna be able to get their PC to talk to the Airport Express port thing?.. I see I can download Bonjour for Windows - is that all I need to do?..


    Bonjour is good to have, but is not required. However, you will need a copy of the AirPort Utility for Windows to be able to administer the AX from the PC.
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