AirPort Express without Ethernet cable?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by emilblicher, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. emilblicher macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm planning to buy an AirPort Express. But I have a question. Can I stream my music wireless from iTunes on my Macbook, without connecting the AirPort Express to an Ethernet cable?

    Emil
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Of course. The ethernet cable is only used for internet access. All you need to stream AirTunes are the cables from the AE to your speakers.
     
  3. emilblicher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, that's what I thought, too. Thanks (for the quick answer).
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you will have to have an existing wireless network, or create a network from your Macbook.

    For the initial setup, it is less problematic to connect an ethernet cable until things are working.

    You can either do this by running the ethernet directly to your Macbook, or into your router. Once configured properly, you can unplug the express and move it if needed


    You can configure it wirelessly, but to do so you have to disconnect from your existing wireless and temporarily connect to the network coming from the express. Airport utility handles this for you, but in case of problems, you'll need to factory reset the express, and start again. It's not a big deal, just a bit annoying.
     

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