2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2012 3:19 AM by Thomas Camilleri
Thomas Camilleri Level 2 (310 points)

I have an old airport express which I want to use to put a usb printer on my home network and also to extend the wireless reach. I have verizon fios network set up with the router they gave me. I'd like to use the airportexpress unit for music and a usb printer, have it connect a computer to the network via ethernet and also extend the wireless network. Is this possible? I'm using Airport Utility 5.6 in Lion and this is the latest APutility that will work with my APexpress. Thanks for any insights.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Intel dual 2Ghz, 8MB ram
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,514 points)

    I have an old airport express which I want to use to put a usb printer on my home network and also to extend the wireless reach. I have verizon fios network set up with the router they gave me.

    You can use the AirPort Express for sharing a USB printer ... but not to extend the wireless range of yor Verizon-provided router. At least, not by having a wireless connection between them. To share a printer, the Express just needs to be configured to "join" the wireless network provided by the other router. Please check out the following Apple Support article for details.

  • Thomas Camilleri Level 2 (310 points)

    Thanks. Looks like my old airport express can't be used to connect a device to the network through its ethernet as it's an 802.11g.