AirPort Express question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pikadausen, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. pikadausen macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to connect the AirPort Express using the RJ45 directly to a computer? I have a computer without wifi card that I would like to connect to the Internet, but it is located too far away from the modem. I already have a wifi router (LinkSys) connected to the modem, so my question is if it would be possible to do this:

    Computer -> RJ45 -> AirPort Express -> wireless -> LinkSys
     
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Yeah, I use an Airport Express exactly like this so my Tivo can access our wireless network - Tivo can't do WPA encryption, and I didn't want to dumb the network down to WEP (might as well not use anything then). So the Tivo is connected to the Airport Express using a standard cat-5 cable. Then the Airport Express connects wirelessly to an Airport Extreme base station, which is connected to our cable modem.
     
  3. pikadausen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great news, thank you very much. And I reckon me having a LinkSys wifi router and not a Airport Base Station will not pose any problems?
     

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