Can the Airport Express Do This?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RJones, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. RJones macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    We have an Airport Extreme in one end of our house with our internet connection. At the other end of the house we have a desktop without a wireless network card. We also have a USB printer there. I am wondering if we can hook an airport express to the computer with only the Ethernet port and have it link with the airport express to share the internet connection.

    Is this possible.

    Airport Extreme --------> Wireless (with internet connection) ------> Airport Express -----> Ethernet ----> Computer
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Sure can. You would set up the Express to extend your network and plug the non-wireless computer into its Ethernet port. The printer would go into its USB port and be available to all computers on the network.
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    just make sure you get a new "N" version (came out Feb 08), instead of an older "B/G" version off ebay or somwhere.

    the B/G's won't do that. although the did make some good music for their time.:D
  4. RJones thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    Just picked one up, $69.99 CDN :) . Will set it up when I get home tonight. Thanks guys.

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