Airport Express question...

coleg

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Nov 8, 2004
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Does the little Airport Express brick(http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/) work just like a base station?

I want to setup wireless internet in my dorm room and don't know to get a base station or an airport express. What's the range?
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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well the express has some limits than the regular base station

it can only have ten users, regular is 50
and it doesnt have the extra lan port

if you dont need either of those the express should be fine for you, but you might want to check to make sure its allowed in your dorm, not all colleges will let you set up a wireless access point
 

coleg

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it'll be okay to setup in my room. i have no need for 50 users. just myself and my roommate.

but it works pretty much the same? i won't need the extra lan port.

what is the range?
 

PlaceofDis

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coleg said:
it'll be okay to setup in my room. i have no need for 50 users. just myself and my roommate.

but it works pretty much the same? i won't need the extra lan port.

what is the range?
the range is the same as the regular airport extreme basestation, which is up to 150 ft. i believe, and its configured the same, but also has airtunes built in

when you do set it up make sure to password protect it and you might want to make it a closed network just for security's sake
 

coleg

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yeah, i planned on passwording it.

do i password it by hooking it to my computer.

i don't want it hooked up to a computer at all. is that possible?
 

PlaceofDis

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coleg said:
yeah, i planned on passwording it.

do i password it by hooking it to my computer.

i don't want it hooked up to a computer at all. is that possible?
when you first get it, run the airport setup assistant, select basestation and that is how you configure it, you can also configure it through the airport admin unitity as well if you need to change anything, no need to directly hook it up to your computer at all
 
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