4 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2013 12:46 PM by Scott Romans
RJMAC1 Level 1 Level 1

I am having what seems like an unusually difficult time accomplishing the following:

 

I have an Airport Express that I wish to connect to my router using an ethernet connection.  My purpose for using the AE is solely to use Airplay (using iphones, ipads) to play powered speakers.

 

I seem to have no problem configuring the AE to act over WIFI to achieve this task - but instead I want to have the AE connection via ethernet, and not over WIFI, because I have experienced cut-outs in playing music when the AE is connected to my existing network over WIFI and I'm hoping that the ethernet connection would eliminate this.

 

Can someone please post the proper settings using Airport Utility?  I have Utility version 6.1.

 

Thanks.


airport express, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by John Galt on Dec 5, 2012 8:30 PM Solved

Sure, here you go.

 

Make the Express look like this:

 

Screen+Shot+2012-05-06+at+7.19.06+PM.png

 

If you also want the Express to serve as an additional access point (optional) set its Wireless Mode to "Create a wireless network" and provide the exact same Wireless Network Name and security settings as your existing router's wireless network.

 

Something like the following:

 

Screen+Shot+2012-05-06+at+7.18.01+PM.png

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    What you propose should solve your dropout problems. The important setting in the Express is to have it connect "via Ethernet" and to configure its "Connection Sharing" to "Off (bridge mode)".

     

    See if you can find these settings in AirPort Utility 6.1 - I prefer the more useful AirPort Utility 5.6, so I don't have a screenshot for you.

  • RJMAC1 Level 1 Level 1

    I have 5.6 on a different Mac.  If you would be so kind as to post a relevant screenshot illustrating the steps to which you refer, I would be extremely grateful.  Thanks!

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    Sure, here you go.

     

    Make the Express look like this:

     

    Screen+Shot+2012-05-06+at+7.19.06+PM.png

     

    If you also want the Express to serve as an additional access point (optional) set its Wireless Mode to "Create a wireless network" and provide the exact same Wireless Network Name and security settings as your existing router's wireless network.

     

    Something like the following:

     

    Screen+Shot+2012-05-06+at+7.18.01+PM.png

  • Scott Romans Level 1 Level 1

    Any thoughts on how this should work with the AirPort Utility 6.2? I don't believe it has a "Connect Using" option. Thanks.