2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2012 3:41 PM by Bob Timmons
JWMS1985 Level 1 (5 points)

I am thinking about purchasing a Airport Exprss but I have a question. I have a D-link dsl 2730b in the kitchen and the signal in the a office is a little week. I am wanting to use a Airport Express in the office so I can print from any room, have my music connected to my speakers and boost the signal a little bit.


Can a Airport Express be used if it is in a different room from the main wireless router?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,586 points)

    It sounds like your primary goal is extend the wireless network provided by your existing D-Link router. Unfortunately, you will not be able to do this with the Express ... at least not by having a wireless connection between them.


    However, you can use the Express for both sharing a USB printer and for streaming iTunes. Please check out the following Apple Support article for details.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 (98,349 points)

    The AirPort Express can do 2 out of 3.


    Join the network to provide a print function


    Join the network to provide AirTunes to your powered speakers


    But, it cannot "boost" or "extend" the wireless signal. That feature only works if you have another Apple router.