Question about the AirPort Express Base Station with AirTunes

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SandersHokie, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

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    I am thinking of purchasing it so I can use my printer wirelessly. I was just wondering how this thing works. We have verizon internet and they gave us a router/modem. Will this station screw up our internet anyway? also, if I bought two of these, could I run my external harddrive wirelessly??

    also, does it support 802.11n? I just bought the upgrade for my MacBook Pro for 802.11n. I really have no idea how to use it, but I did install it.

    How can I setup our verizon internet to use the 802.11n?

    Sorry I sound dumb :)

    thanks for the help!
     
  2. Gamdoan macrumors newbie

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    The AirPort Express with AirTunes is still an 802.11g base station. If you just want to use it for printing, I would get the new AirPort Extreme base station, which supports 802.11n, and you can use its USB port for either printing or external hard drive access (or both if you connect each device through a USB hub, and then connect the hub to the base station).

    From the needs you described, you need to purchase one AirPort Extreme.
     
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    You need to buy both routers to be able to use 802.11n and airtunes :(
     
  4. SandersHokie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the help! another question, how does that work with the router/modem we already have from Verizon? It wouldn't screw that up or anything would it?
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Nope, Apple is compatible with everything.
     

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