Linking Airport Express to existing router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Feltzem, May 5, 2012.

  1. Feltzem macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2009
    We recently purchased a new router, which has much more coverage than our previous setup. We have been using an Airport Express connected to our stereo to stream music from our computers. Right now it only works within the range of the Airport.

    I was wondering if there was a way to connect the Airport Express to our router, so that whenever we're connected to the internet via the new router, we can stream music to the Airport. As in we the computer has a wireless connection to the router, and so does the Airport, enabling us to stream music to the Airport.

    Step by step instructions would be helpful, and screenshots if possible.
  2. Feltzem thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2009
    Does anyone know how I'd do this? I've posted this on a few other sites, without a response.
  3. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    The best link would be a Cat6 wire, but otherwise I suggest you try a HomePlug link.
    The sequence of items would be : Airport Express > HomePlug > HomePlug > Airport & Stereo.

    This should give you 15% of the HomePlug rated data rate between the two Airport units ( so 15% of 500 Mbps = 75 Mbps )

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