New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Airport Express w/ Router


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
yellow19man

 
yellow19man's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 163
yellow19man will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MBP SR 2.2Ghz 15.4" LED

yellow19man is offline
I have a Linksys 4-port router (Not wireless). My friend is selling his AirPort Express for super cheap.

Question.
Instead of going out and buying a wireless router can I just buy the AirPort Express from my friend and plug it into my Linksys router and have wireless access? Is anyone here on this forum doing this or have tried this before?

Thanks.

1st - Performa 5200 75MHz // 2nd - B&W G3 300MHz // 3rd - MBP C2D 2.2 GHz

1st - iPod Touch 8gig
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,927
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
The Airport Express is a wireless router. You won't need the Linksys.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,126
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Well, unless you need the wired access points the Linksys provides.
In which case, yes, you should be able to plug it into your Linksys.

I use a Time Capsule plugged into a D-Link router.

Plus if it's a friend, get him to bring it over and plug it in to check it out.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
yellow19man

 
yellow19man's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 163
yellow19man will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MBP SR 2.2Ghz 15.4" LED

yellow19man is offline
I still want to use the wired ports from the Linksys. I barely ever use wireless internet but would like the option of using it in the kitchen once in a while. Being able to easily disconnect the wireless part by just unplugging the AirPort Express from the Linksys router would be a huge plus.

My friend lives on the other side of the country. Can't just have him come over and try it out. With shipping I would be paying under $25 for it. I was just hoping someone here has tried it or is currently using this set-up.

Guess for $25 I'm not really taking a huge risk, guess I'll have him send it over.

Thanks for the input guys.

1st - Performa 5200 75MHz // 2nd - B&W G3 300MHz // 3rd - MBP C2D 2.2 GHz

1st - iPod Touch 8gig
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,126
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
You would not unplug the Airport Express from the modem/router if you want to access the internet. It will need to remain connected. It provides a wireless network that will allow your computer that has a wireless card in it to access the net without it being wired.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
yellow19man

 
yellow19man's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 06, 2007
Posts: 163
yellow19man will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MBP SR 2.2Ghz 15.4" LED

yellow19man is offline
A little confusion going on here.

I have my cable modem connected to my wired router. Wired router connected to my MBP. I prefer using wired over wireless and I usually don't need to roam around the house with my MBP.

The reason I'm asking about the Airport Express into the wired router is because I've had some guests come over with their notebooks and having wireless internet would be more convenient. Plus, bringing my notebook to the kitchen while streaming something on the internet would be nice as well.

Since I would be using my wireless connection for maybe 1 hour a month I want an easy and cheap way to disconnect my wireless option and only have my wired connection active.

That is why I want to buy my friend's Airport Express because it is cheap (since I won't be using wireless internet for more than an hour a month) and just disconnecting the Airport Express from the wired router is easy as 1,2,3.

Hope that clears things up.

PS. just re-read my post. This was a waste of a post.

1st - Performa 5200 75MHz // 2nd - B&W G3 300MHz // 3rd - MBP C2D 2.2 GHz

1st - iPod Touch 8gig
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Internet from Macbook to Xbox 360 using sprint mobile broadband card | Problem setting up iMac/Samsung printer network! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Airport Express on Existing Wireless Network (HELP!!) singaporescott Internet, Networking, and Wireless 24 03-03-2012 08:48 PM
Airport Express plugged into wired router - NOT WORKING JokerSmilez Internet, Networking, and Wireless 1 12-17-2008 01:05 PM
How do I play music from G5 through Airport Express xyz Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 11-10-2006 09:38 AM
Airport Express willfors Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 07-19-2006 10:55 AM
AirPort Express Base Station and my Router citystar2k Internet, Networking, and Wireless 5 12-05-2004 05:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?