Airport Express models

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by radiogoober, May 6, 2012.

  1. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hi all,

    Is there any significant difference in airport express models? I can't see any physical difference in them, but if I get a used on on eBay, is there a chance that it wont support something that a newer one will?


    Let me ask this too:

    Let's say I want to use the airport express as part of a "whole house audio" to send audio to speakers (via an amp) mounted in the ceiling of my patio. Can I plug the airport extreme, via ethernet, directly to my switch and still use it an an airplay device? Ie, so anybody outside, as long as I have wifi signal, can see the airport express and play music through it?

    (Airport Extreme) -> Cisco Switch -> Airport Express
    (arrows = ethernet cable)

    Damn it's so hard describing this stuff.
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Yes. The original model doesn't support 802.11n.

    You can usually pick up refurbished current model units from Apple for $70.

    Also, yes. AirPlay works via wired and wireless networking.
  3. radiogoober thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011

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