5243 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2010 3:37 PM by mikelouisaaron
Thanks for the quick reply.
Since there's a big possibility that my brother's colleagues don't own Macs, or will probably have Windows notebooks without any access to Airport Utility, I suppose he'll have to set the AE up the way you said and password-protect the network before leaving for his trip.
I'll tell him to buy an AE and we'll test it out later this week then.
You could set the Airport Express up ahead of time, or if might need to administrate it with a Windows machine, it might be a good idea to download AirPort Utility 5.5.1 for Windows.
While you can configure the AX using wireless (it broadcasts a default network for setup purposes), you can also connect directly from a computer to the AX using an ethernet cable. Once you have it configured, disconnect the ethernet cable as it is no longer needed.
I am replying to this topic because i have a somewhat similar question/problem.
I have a Windows 7 desktop- full of music in itunes.
the thing i'd like to do is use this pc, without monitor/keyboard/mouse, as a music server and output the audio to my stereo.
Works flawlessly directly to my stereo (using monitor, keyboard and mouse). Works flawlessly if the desktop PC is connected to my current wired/wired network (i'm using the Apple program "Remote" on my ipad/iphone.
Thing is, out where my stereo system is, i don't get a good internet signal (wireless) and don't want to run a cable along the floor to the other end of the house.
So, I purchased an Airport Express-
I hooked up my Desktop to it via an ethernet cable, setup the airport express to create it's own wireless network (ignoring the notifications about not being connected to the internet), and used my iphone/ipad and the Apple Remote program.
ipad/iphone can see the wireless network created, but itunes on the computer does not see my ipad or iphone.
if i unplug the desktop from the airport express, and plug it into my existing wired/wireless network (using the LONG ethernet cable), instantly itunes sees my ipad/iphone as a remote.
What's the difference? What am i missing?
i've turned off the windows firewall, etc.
something about the change in network (from one with internet access to one without) is causing the issue.