Airport Express as a Wireless Bridge?

Tommy Wasabi

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Sep 10, 2003
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I've got an Airport Express and a Linksys Router/AP and it works great for streaming audio etc..

Question: My Airport Express has an ethernet port on it. Can I connect a computer that has no Wi-Fi to it and access the internet via that ethernet port?

thx.
 

Tommy Wasabi

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Sep 10, 2003
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Chicago
Anyone??

Normally everyone is so helpful. Maybe with all the noise regarding iTV and the new iPods - you guys missed this.

Please help.

Regards,
 

-am

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Jun 26, 2006
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hey, i've used my airport express WDS'd with my extreme as a bridge for my ps2 and it worked great. i have no experience using it with a pc.
 

bendejo

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Jul 27, 2006
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Tommy Wasabi said:
I've got an Airport Express and a Linksys Router/AP and it works great for streaming audio etc..

Question: My Airport Express has an ethernet port on it. Can I connect a computer that has no Wi-Fi to it and access the internet via that ethernet port?

thx.
I don't believe you can. My understanding (and past experience when I tried the same thing) was that the ethernet port is just for the incoming modem line but it could not be used to turn the Express into a "hub" to branch a non-wireless component off of the express. Of course, my attempts were with hooking up my XBOX so I have no idea if there is a work around for a PC.
 

Dreadnought

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Jul 22, 2002
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Yep, I have done that. I have my PM hooked up to a router and that hooked up to the Airport Express, and have a PB. I can take the router out of the setup and still everything works (do need to reconfigure the AE then!). Also I can print wireless through the AE from my PB to my printer which is hooked up on to the router. Also I can play AirTunes from my PM through the ethernetcables/router. So you can do everything with your AE, but you just have to configure it correctly (answer the questions when you set it up!).