Hi guys. I have a few devices that I want to hook up somehow but am not quite sure how to go about it. I have some knowledge but when people provide highly technical responses, I sometimes get lost in it all so please go easy on me. I've already read several threads and I think I've gotten myself completely turned around so I thought I would ask you fine people.
For what it's worth, I have the old style of Airport Express that does NOT have the ethernet output port though that woud help to simplify things a bit if I did.
I currently have an Airport Express, a USB hard drive, a PS3, a macbook and a printer (non-wireless). I'd like to somehow get everything hooked up and playing well with each other. Currently the Macbook and AE work together just fine as does the iPhone. That's great.
The PS3 connects to the AE wirelessly as well but I'd like to find a way to get the PS3 connected to the internet via ethernet cable instead to speed it up a bit though this isn't a life or death sort of situation at all. I'm also not sure if doing so would make it so that my macbook couldn't stream to it wirelessly for movies and such.... ok... I've just answered my own question on that one. Nevermind the PS3 part. Wireless it is.
Now, the trouble that I'm having is logistics about where things have to be in my apartment. I have one cable outlet so the cable modem and airport express have to be in one particular corner. There is not room to put the printer over there too so I can't connect the printer directly to the airport express. I also know that I can't connect the hard drive to the AE directly (as much as I wish that were possible). What is the simplest and most affordable way that I can somehow get the printer AND the hard drive to be available wirelessly on my network while not at all being in the same physical location of my apartment? They'd need to be on the other side of the apartment.
I am ok with the idea of needing to add another device to handle the hard drive and printer (ie another wireless modem) though I don't know what would necessarily work with the existing AE well or what I should be looking for.
Thanks in advance for your help.