Taking the Aiport Express on the Road Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rdowns, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    I'm heading out to Denver for business and have a 2 story suite at a Marriott (need place to interview and meet real estate people). Ethernet jacks are not in the "living area" where I will meet with people and need my computer. I am going to bring my Airport Express. How will I set up a wireless network in the room?

    Damn, now I have to fire up little used iBook and apply a ton of updates.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Thought you were taking your new PC laptop? Taking two computers with you? Can't be Mac les for a while can you? ;)

    I thought about taking my Airport Express on a recent vacation, but my wife nixed it. My plan was to set save the current configuration, turn off my "regular" wireless at home and set up a new network using the wizard. Then set up my iBook to connect to the new network as one of the preferred networks. Pack the Airport Express, and turn the regular wireless back on. That's it.

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  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    When I went to Dallas, I brought my Airport Express. It was plug-n-play.

    I'm assuming it'll be the same at your hotel..
     
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    rdowns

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    Thanks.

    I don't have a new laptop yet. I do have a 86 lb. Toshiba POS that I refuse to carry with me.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    KTA doesn't that depend on what you regularly use your Airport Express for?

    If you already use it to create a WiFi network at home, you're probably fine.

    I personally use mine just as a client of my "regular" wireless network for AirTunes. In that configuration, or if used as a range extender with an Airport Extreme, it would definitely not work plug and play on the road since the host WiFi network would be missing in action.

    Or is the Airport Express smarter than I give it credit for?

    I have one of those too, vintage 1999. Used it as the kids' game computer until it really started wigging out on me. Replaced it with the iBook. :)

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