Help with setup for Airport Express with NAS + Airplay

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Simplesimon101, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Simplesimon101 macrumors regular

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    What I want to do is set up my Airport Express for Airplay, my NAS (MyBook Live for Time Machine) and a printer.

    However, this seems to be more complex than I assumed.

    What may be causing problems is that none of this can live next to the phone line so I have too keep my original router there and effectively 'attach' the airport express via wifi to the internet connected router.

    I can get airplay to work, and sometimes I can get the NAS too work too (very slowly) but in Airport Utility it keeps saying 'Device not Found' (see below).

    I wonder if anyone could help me out? I'd greatly appreciate it.

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  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    You're plugging the NAS into the Express via Ethernet cable, is that right? So basically using the steps in this article?

    Is it connecting to a 802.11n router? What make/model?

    Is your computer also communicating via Wi-Fi or is it connected to your main router via Ethernet?
     
  3. Simplesimon101, Jun 13, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013

    Simplesimon101 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep

    Unfortunately not, it's wireless 'g' I think. It's just the crappy free router that came with the broadband.

    It's just connected over Wifi.

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    Could I effectively just set it up as it's own little network, is it linking it to the other router that's the problem? Like this guy?
     

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