airport express limitations

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  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

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    if i was to buy and airport express and connect it to a free wired signal could i put a password on the airport express so only i could connect to the wireless signal.

    ex. i stay in a hotel that only has a wired network, i pay for 1GB of usage, i hook up my airport express but i don't want the people in the room next to me connecting to it and using the signal i paid for. how do i stop them from connecting to my signal
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes this can be done. There is a couple ways to do it. You could encrypt it then use a password to connect. Or use MAC address filtering to only allow your system to connect.
     
  3. Tom Foolery thread starter macrumors regular

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    encrypt it via airport express? because i can't encrypt then entire network only the wireless signal that comes from my airport express. and how do i do that
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    The setup assistant will guide you through it.
     
  5. Tom Foolery thread starter macrumors regular

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    sweet.

    o i got one more question. i have 2.2 C2D MBP all i need to do to get 802.11n is enable it with the cd or whatever comes with the airport express right?
     
  6. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    if you have 10.5 then this "n" is already enabled
     
  7. Tom Foolery thread starter macrumors regular

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