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.
Sure, here you go.
Make the Express look like this:
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: