Dial-up modem and Airport Express

jj44

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 9, 2006
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Is there any way to connect an external USB modem to my Airport Express and have it broadcast the 56k signal? I have everything set up properly (I think) but in the Airport Admin Assistant Utility the "Connect using: Modem" is greyed out.

Thanks!
 

slu

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Sep 15, 2004
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Buffalo
I think only the Airport Extreme Base Station supports this via the built in modem.
 

Chundles

macrumors G4
Jul 4, 2005
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slu said:
I think only the Airport Extreme Base Station supports this via the built in modem.
I think even that's just as a back-up in case the broadband goes down, just outputs the 56k over an ethernet cable, not even wireless.

I have seen a router that supports wireless broadcasting of 56k internet but that was in a Canadian electronics catalogue and it looked dodgy and was definitely expensive.

It certainly won't work using the AirPort Express.
 

fistful

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Mar 29, 2004
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Chundles said:
I think even that's just as a back-up in case the broadband goes down, just outputs the 56k over an ethernet cable, not even wireless.
Dial-up does in fact work wirelessly with the Airport Extreme. This has been my method of connecting to the internet at home over the past 2 years.

I also have an Express that I currently use for Airtunes but I would be interested in hearing if jj44 can get this working via USB modem. If I knew it worked I'd probably buy an Apple USB modem and sell off my Extreme.
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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fistful said:
Dial-up does in fact work wirelessly with the Airport Extreme. This has been my method of connecting to the internet at home over the past 2 years.

I also have an Express that I currently use for Airtunes but I would be interested in hearing if jj44 can get this working via USB modem. If I knew it worked I'd probably buy an Apple USB modem and sell off my Extreme.
Well I stand corrected, that's cool.
 

dgl

macrumors newbie
Oct 30, 2006
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has anyone got the solution yet?

I have the same problem: just got a macbook with airport express and a usb modem, and until now i haven't been able to configure the airport for wireless access to the usb dial up modem... can anybody help?