Wired access point/Range extending Airport express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cappers, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. cappers macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
    I have a Time capsule and think of getting an Airport express to extend its range. Also I want to put the AE near my TV/DVD player as they can only connect to the internet via ethernet.
    Is is possible ot use the AE as a wired acess point, as well as a wirlessrange extender, or can you only do one or the other at one time? can it be done anyway with a combination of the 2 at all?

    Many thanks for any help / advice
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    The manual makes no mention of it, but in this thread there's some info about enabling the ethernet port.

    You can probably find another brand of "Wireless Ethernet Bridge" for about half the price of the AE (no Airplay capability, though).
  3. cappers thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Thanks for that very useful. not clear though if you can use them both at the same time time?
    Seems soneone posted that you have to have it on one mode or the other, or can anyone confirm if it can be used as a repeater and a wireless ethernet bridge at the same time.

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