Airport Express models

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

  1. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    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?

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    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 604

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    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

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