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Can I connect Airport Express to Orbi network for music only?

jp4270
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Can I connect Airport Express to Orbi network for music only?

I currently have an Airport Extreme as my main router, and am considering a pair of Orbi routers. I want to connect my Airport Express for Airplay music only, like I do now, when I set up the new network. Is it possible?

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djc6
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Re: Can I connect Airport Express to Orbi network for music only?

I've used my 802.11a/b/g/Draft N AirPort Express model MB321LL/A in this manner by putting it in client mode as the reply above indicates.

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GamerHonu
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Re: Can I connect Airport Express to Orbi network for music only?

I haven't used an Airport Express in awhile but it offers a client only function that may do what you're looking to do.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204371

 

"AirPort Express can function as a full-fledged wireless access point, or it can join an existing network just to offer its wireless print server and audio features. When AirPort Express does that, it is in "client mode."

In client mode, AirPort Express does not offer itself as a wireless access point or use its Ethernet port. As a wireless client, AirPort Express is simply a destination for AirTunes and print jobs. It can join both 802.11b and 802.11g networks, including those using security features such as WEP and WPA-PSK."

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djc6
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Re: Can I connect Airport Express to Orbi network for music only?

I've used my 802.11a/b/g/Draft N AirPort Express model MB321LL/A in this manner by putting it in client mode as the reply above indicates.

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