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  • Sidney1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Bob!

    I´m quite new in the Apple world - so I´m hopefully allowed to ask this:

    Once the AE setup is made at home ( using your settings from last post ) with Macbook .... I can install/use the AE only by Ipad in the hotel ... no need of carrying the Macbook with me ... am I correct ??

    Thank you for an answer .... what a pitty my english is limited, too .... maybe my question is already answered somewhere above.


    Best regards
    Gregor
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (92,240 points)
    +Once the AE setup is made at home ( using your settings from last post ) with Macbook .... I can install/use the AE only by Ipad in the hotel ... no need of carrying the Macbook with me ... am I correct ??+

    Yes. That is correct.

    All you need to do is plug the Express into the ethernet port and wait for the green light. As soon as you see this, open your browser and the log on page for the hotel will appear.
  • Sidney1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Bob!

    That answer was incredible fast ... thank you ... great !


    Best regards
    Gregor
  • Sidney1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello Bob!

    Tomorrow I will receive my Airport Express from Amazon.

    I already have an existing WLAN network ( called e.g. "A" ) between Macbook and a TimeCapsule.
    The LAN cable is plugged into TimeCapsule.

    My last questions please:

    1- All I have to do now is plug in the AE into the socket and install the Airport-Utility on my Macbook for making the initial setup ( your described setup for hotel use ) - without any cable using ?

    2- Or must I unplug the LAN cable from TimeCapsule and plug it into AE for initial setup ( your setup for hotel use ) ?

    3- Disturbs the existing WLAN network called "A" the initial process ?

    4- I believe Airport-Utility is already installed on my Macbook because of TimeCaspule - isn´t it ? No need of installing it once again ?

    Sorry for being in the dark.

    Best regards
    Gregor
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (92,240 points)
    +1- All I have to do now is plug in the AE into the socket and install the Airport-Utility on my Macbook for making the initial setup ( your described setup for hotel use ) - without any cable using ?+

    Connect the AirPort Express directly to your computer using an ethernet cable for the setup. Once you have the Express configured and updated, you can disconnect the ethernet cable and reconnect your computer to the Time Capsule if you were using an ethernet cable to do this.

    +2- Or must I unplug the LAN cable from TimeCapsule and plug it into AE for initial setup ( your setup for hotel use ) ?+

    If you do not have a spare ethernet cable to configure the AirPort Express, then temporarily disconnect another cable to use it with the AirPort Express. After you have the Express updated, you can reconnect the ethernet cable back to its original position. You may need to restart your network.

    +3- Disturbs the existing WLAN network called "A" the initial process ?+

    The setup of the AirPort Express will have no effect on your network.

    +4- I believe Airport-Utility is already installed on my Macbook because of TimeCaspule - isn´t it ? No need of installing it once again ?+

    AirPort Utility is already on your computer. Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > AirPort Utility
  • Sidney1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Bob!

    Wow ... LAN cable direct from AE to MacBook .... I never thought I have to do it in that way ...

    Because the TimeCapsule setup was made with LAN cable plugged into TimeCapsule but other end of LAN cable not into Macbook but into Modem/DSL. Setup was made over air.


    Thank you for this advice !

    Best regards
    Gregor
  • Sidney1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello Bob!

    Today my AE arrived ... I connected the AE with LAN cable directly to Macbook .... made the "hotel-use-setup" as you described .... and saved it ....

    ... but there was an error pops up : "The Airport-Utility could not find the AE after restart. The setup was made succesfully. But there is a problem with the connection and so it could not find each other. Choose your network and try again." ( translated from German )

    Now my question: Is the AE ready for hotel use now or is something wrong ?

    Best regards
    Gregor
  • Al Doland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Bob,

    Hope you are still watching this thread. Merry Xmas from Jamaica, here on vac with my wife and son. Our take off point was the Westin Collanade, Coral Gables where we had a disappointing wifi experience. The Westin there only has wifi and we are traveling with 3 iPhones, 2 iPads and a PC laptop. What I didn't know was that each device that logged in was charged $12. I complained forcefully and got the charges lifted. Long story, but the question is on the way home we will spend 5 days in the Westin Key West and I don't know the net situation there, but I do have the AE with me. Will the bridge setup defeat the multiple wifi charges?
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