Use Airport Express to create WiFi

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tacticalvi, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. tacticalvi macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013

    I'm currently living in a college that does not offer wireless but allows the use of routers. I purchased an airport express to create a wireless network; I've connected it to the ethernet wall port using an ethernet cable.

    Initially internet did not work. After I set it to bridge mode, internet worked but I still not two status errors: no dns server and internet connection. Also, my iPhone (5S) could not connect.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    they may need to provision the MAC Address (Ethernet ID). how about extending the network instead?
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Do you know if you have to register the Express with the college's IT department? The IT department may have to put the Express's MAC address into their system to allow it to be recognized and be given an IP address and DNS address.

    EDIT: What AppleNewton just said.. :)
  4. tacticalvi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    I don't think so because others have been able to setup their router by just simply plugging it in (didn't need to contract IT department). Not sure if it makes a difference but the other routers were all non Apple.

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