AirPort Express question

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

  1. pikadausen macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2006

    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

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    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

    Nov 19, 2006
    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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