Airport Express G with Airport Extreme N

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by marekkurlmann, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. marekkurlmann macrumors regular

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    I'd like to buy an Airport Express to stream music to a set of speakers away from my computer. I already have an Airport Extreme N that I use as a base station. I'd like to buy the old Airport Express a/b/g to use solely for streaming audio--I can get it much cheaper than the new Airport Express a/b/g/n.

    My concern: I don't want the Airport Express G to extend my existing network, which is broadcasting N. In other words, I don't want my network slowed down by the Express G.

    Can I turn off the network-extending capabilities of the Express G to avoid this happening? Are there other ways to avoid this slow down?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    how are you going to get the Aex on your network? If you use a wired connection, there's no problem (and you can use it as a second network access point). If it's connecting wirelessly to your AEBS, well, then you're stuck there because that's the G-speed transmission that's going to slow you dopn.
     
  3. marekkurlmann thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Airport Express G will be connected wirelessly. What I'd like is for the Airport Express to just handle iTunes streaming. I don't want it to extend my network and slow it down to G speeds. Is this possible wirelessly?
     

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