Connect an AirPort Express to an ethernet port to share internet... possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by vodkaPT, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. vodkaPT macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Lisbon, Portugal

    I will move soon to a new place where the avaliable internet is only an ethernet port provide by a devolo adapter, such as this:


    Can the AirPort express connect to this ethernet port and share it trough WiFI ?

    This may be a dump question, but I don't wanna spend 100€ without having 100% sure that will work.

    And I was unable to find an example of this online, normally AirPort is only used to increase a WiFi connection range.

    Thank you in advance

    (and btw, don't know if is relevant, but I don't have any control on the network, so I cannot change configuration on the modem or other components)
  2. James Craner, Mar 6, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013

    James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Yes you can - Many people use Airports in hotels to provide a WiFi connection from a Ethernet network connection.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Lots of dudes use the AE at hotels that only have ethernet wired cable. You basically need to have it setup as just an access point.
  4. vodkaPT thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Lisbon, Portugal
    thanks you both for the quicker reply. Will try to buy it already tomorrow.
  5. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I often use my Airport Express in a hotel if it has cable ethernet but no (free) WiFi.

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