5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2012 3:49 PM by emidge
Perro Chaman Level 1 (0 points)

Can i use my airport express to connect a desktop via ethernet to the express and have the express connect it wirelessly to my exsisting wireless network, ho is another express.

Thank, Perro

Airport express, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,521 points)

    Yes. However, it will only work with either generation of the 802.11n AirPort Express Base Stations (AXn). This feature is not available with the older 802.11g Express base station.

  • Perro Chaman Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Tesserax. My 2 airport express are 802.11n. So, how can I do it?




  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,521 points)

    You will want to configure the AXn that will be performing as a wireless Ethernet bridge to join the wireless network provided by the other AXn. Apple calls this configuration a ProxySTA.


    The following is a graphic that shows the basic configuration. Note: Just substitute the first AXn for the AirPort Extreme shown.




    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 (v5.x).

  • Perro Chaman Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Tesserax, I tried and is working perfect.




  • emidge Level 1 (0 points)

    Will the same work if the main wireless router is a third party one? I have a D-Link DIR-825 router as my main router, which is connected to my DSL modem. I plan to connect an AXn to the D-Link wireless network and have the AXn provide internet via ethernet to a Sony Bravia TV.