3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2010 5:10 PM by Tesserax
Robert Tassaro1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there any way I can send media from my computer in my office to my TV in the living via Airport Extreme and/or Express?

I have my Extreme set up in my office that creates a wireless network. The Express is in the living room connected to the stereo where I can send audio from iTunes via Airtunes.

So, is there anyway I can connect my TV that is in the living room to the Express and view stuff on the TV that is sent from my computer in my office or even a laptop connected to the wireless network?

(I'm pretty sure my TV has an ethernet input as well. Will that work?)

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,125 points)
    If your TV has an Ethernet interface, you would have a few options depending on the version (802.11g or 802.11n) both AirPorts are.
  • Robert Tassaro1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    both the Extreme and Express are 'N'
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,125 points)
    Ok, since both are "n"s then you have two basic choices to enable the 802.11n AirPort Express Base Station's (AXn) Ethernet port to connect to the TV: 1) Configure the AXn as a Wireless-to-Ethernet bridge (ProxySTA), or 2) Configure the AXn to extend the wireless range of the 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBSn).

    If you don't really have a requirement to extend the wireless range of the AEBSn, I would suggest that you go with the first option: ProxySTA.

    To activate ProxySTA, you must set up the Express to join a wireless network and then enable the Allow Ethernet Clients setting; both settings are located in the Wireless tab of AirPort Utility. The feature should work with any wireless network: a, b, g, or n; and 5GHz or 2.4GHz. (Note that the Express, which ships with firmware 7.3, must also be updated to firmware 7.3.1 for this feature to appear.) Configured as a ProxySTA, the AXn connects wirelessly to the AEBSn's wireless network and its Ethernet port is enabled. You can then connect a single or multiple Ethernet clients (using an Ethernet switch) to this port for network/Internet access.