airport express and wired router help

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  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    #1
    I am trying to set up a network that is part wired part wireless
    essentially the airport express would be plugged into the router to provide the wireless for two computers, and a third computer ( a PC) would be plugged directly into the router...
    would this work? any comment/suggestions?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah that should work for getting the internet to all the computers but I dunno how it'll go as far as filesharing between them goes.
     
  3. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I really don't need file sharing...
    just get the PC and the iBooks online...
    and to create a hotspot for anyone else with wireless...
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

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  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    I run a similar setup. i have two routers, 1 switch, and a airport express. everything is ok.
     
  6. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    is there a reason you jsut don't get a wireless router. If you're just going to be using airport express to provide the wireless connection, it would be FAR cheaper to get a third aprty wireless router. Someone found a linksys one for 5 bucks after rebates the other day.
     
  7. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    what if he wants to play music using airtunes through his airport express.
     
  8. strider42 macrumors 65816

    strider42

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    then there would be a good reason for it. But if not, he's just throwing away a hundred bucks.
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed.

    The AirPort Express is most useful when fully wireless as a tiny relay or bridge, or wired/wireless as an iTunes port. For example, one of mine is plugged into an almost inaccessible outlet and does a great job there in a spot a LinkSys wouldn't fit.

    However, in almost any other case, a $60 LinkSys WRT54G (or similar item) works better and costs half as much.
     

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