Airport Express and 3 dongle?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by smellyjw, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. smellyjw macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2008
    Hi guys,
    I have a MacBook running 10.5.5 and also a 3 usb internet dongle.

    Because of coverage I have a lot of trouble moving freely about my home without going out of range or getting disconnected. As there are two rather good connection points near the windows I end up sitting there most of the night.

    Is it possible to get an Airport Express and plug the 3 usb dongle into it and leave it near the window? Would it work? - As I know the dongle needs power, but I'm presuming that the plugging it into a power socket would do that??

    Just wondering whether anyone could let me know. I have looked into wireless usb hubs (belkins F5U303 and Iogears GUWH104Kit - but apparently the Iogear one doesnt work on a mac).

    Thanks to anyone who can help.
  2. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008
    the usb port on the express is only for a printer or a remote for itunes. (or charging an iphone/ipod in a pinch)

    and on the extreme, you add hard drive functionality and loose the remote for itunes.
  3. smellyjw thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2008
    Thanks for letting me know. I had a feeling this was the case, but hoped that it might have worked

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