simultaneously connecting to wifi (internet) and air-port express (music)

m4lte

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
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hi there,

I'm wondering whether a MacBook Air (2011) can simultaneously connect to a wireless route for internet and an airport express plugged into speakers.

Basically, I want to make my MacBook connect to my speakers wirelessly, so I have no audio cable cluttering up my desk (because I frequently move my laptop around the room). If I understand correctly, I can connect the speakers to an Airport Express and then make a wireless connection from my MacBook Air to the Airport Express? However, at the same time I need to connect to a different wifi network for internet access (and I can not put the internet wifi router in the same room with the speakers). Can the MacBook Air simultaneously connect to one wifi for internet and to the Airport Express to play music on the speakers?

I couldn't find any useful information online.
thanks!
 

SHADO

macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2008
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Beach
My friend has this setup in his apartment so yes it works. As to the exact steps, I'm not sure. Best way to find out is to try it I guess.
 

Dark Dragoon

macrumors 6502a
Jul 28, 2006
843
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UK
You won't be able to connect to the two separate networks at the same time.
Instead you will need to connect the Airport Express (wirelessly) to the same network which you use for internet access.

This is how I have my network setup.
My two Airport Expresses connect to my Airport Extreme to form one network, which my computers connect to. My computers can then play music through the speakers attached to the Airport Expresses.
 

waynep

macrumors 6502
Dec 31, 2009
434
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I have a Time Capsule and it's also my router for wifi/internet access. I also have a Airport Express that I connect to speakers. The Airport Express is on the same network as the Time Capsule. Works great.
 

m4lte

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
2
0
You won't be able to connect to the two separate networks at the same time.
Instead you will need to connect the Airport Express (wirelessly) to the same network which you use for internet access.

This is how I have my network setup.
My two Airport Expresses connect to my Airport Extreme to form one network, which my computers connect to. My computers can then play music through the speakers attached to the Airport Expresses.
thanks, that's good to know!
 
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