Hardware :: Connecting Airport Express To Motorola Cable Modem?

Mar 22, 2010

I have a cable modem from Motorola for my internet connection.

I'm planning to buy Airport Express so I can have a wireless connection for my MBP and iPod Touch.

Is it OK to connect Airport Express to my motorola modem ?

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Hardware :: Static IP With Airport/cable Modem?

Jun 2, 2009

I've scanned Google for my problem but when I tried setting an IP address, I got no connection, I don't know if it because I dont have a LAN or what... I need to set a static IP address so I can port map on my airport to open port 6112 for hosting wc3 games. I have a motorola surfboard cable modem and an airport extreme base station. I connect using DHCP via ethernet. Any feedback would be wonderful!

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OS X :: Airport Extreme Or Cable Modem - Signal Drop?

Aug 16, 2010

I'm using an airport extreme (latest firmware) with 10.6.3 on a mac pro and a macbook pro. The mac pro is wired the macbook pro is connected via wireless.

I constantly have signal drops. While the airport extreme seems to stay online (green light is sold) the cable modem always resets itself.

I can't figure out if this is because of my Optonline service or due to my router (airport extreme). Cablevision states nothing is wrong with my cable internet connection and the issue may be with the router. I've tried three different modems from them and they've supposedly checked everything (wires, signal, etc). I still think it has something to do with them. I'm hesitant to try DSL as it is slower (no fios here yet).

I don't get how it can be the router if both my desktop and laptop lose connection to the internet at the same time if they happen to be connected online at the same time.

Is there anything I'm overlooking in regards to the airport extreme? Should I trash a particular preference or try a different setting?

I'm kind of desperate at this point since it is highly annoying to constantly get knocked offline more than 5 times a day.

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Hardware :: Does Airport Express Require A Modem

Dec 3, 2010

I have an airport extreme but I'd like to extend the network upstairs.Will an airport express require a modem of its own? Also, will the Ethernet be just as fast as my airport extreme Ethernet?

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Hardware :: Converting Existing DSL-based Airport Wireless Network To Cable Modem?

Feb 17, 2009

I currently have a DSL internet connection (static IP if that matters), and my iMac is connected to the network via an Airport Extreme, but am switching to Comcast Cable for better speed/price.

I picked up the self-install kit from Comcast yesterday and find the included instructions pretty much worthless.

Due to where cable outlets are located, I hope to install the new cable modem in a different room than my computer. However, will I first need to have the computer hard-wired to the Airport to configure the connection? Or should I be able to configure it wirelessly?

If wirelessly, should it be as easy as turning off the computer and Airport, connecting coax from the wall to cable modem, ethernet cable to the Airport, and then powering everything on? Will the iMac instantly recognize the new connection and walk me through configuration?

I am going from a static IP w/ the DSL to, I assume, a dynamic IP with the Cable. Does this further complicate the install?

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Hardware :: Airport Express Wireless Networking - Connected To DSL Modem?

Jan 1, 2009

A friend of mine has the following situation: In the living room he has a stereo hooked up to a single Airport Express (the only wireless router in the house.) In the sunroom he has an iMac Core 2 Duo running the latest version of Tiger hooked up directly to a DSL modem. Itunes recognizes this Airport express and successfully streams music to it. WiFi devices connect to this network but won't connect to the internet even though internet sharing is activated under the iMac's system preferences. Are there some tweaks in the settings that will make this work or does he absolutely need another Airport Express connected to the DSL modem?

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Hardware :: Adding AirPort Extreme / Express With Broadband Modem?

Feb 10, 2009

I am finally jumping on the WiFi bandwagon at home - I know my macs pretty well but need advice at this wireless stuff...

1) I currently have a broadband modem that came with my BT broadband account - am I right I do not need to change this - just add an airport extreme/express to it?

2) What should I be considering when I am choosing between express/extreme? is extreme just longer range? I live in a 2 bed flat on 1 floor..

3) I would like to add some storage to this airport so I can store my itunes music on it and have it accessible to my laptop when I come in the house with it - I see airport extreme has a usb port - but is this USB2? if only usb1 then that would be very slow - what's the best way of adding wireless network storage (something like a firewire/usb2 drive like the drobo) to my wireless network?

4) - I am thinking about getting an apple tv - does extreme/express decision make any difference in this regard?

5) - If I want to run itunes through my main stereo - do I need to get a separate airport express for that? (Stereo and broadband modem are in different rooms in the flat) and does my laptop then work as itunes server, sending music from the storage attached to the airport extreme, to the express attached to the stereo?

6) - I see many people use a mac mini in systems like this - what are the advantages of having a separate mac mini added to the system to act as a media server as opposed to just using my laptop?

7) - If am am attaching media storage to a WiFi network - how do I make sure it is secure?

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MacBook Pro :: Connect With A Windows Base Laptops Using A Motorola Wireless Modem?

Mar 13, 2012

How can I connect my macbook pro with a windows base laptops using a motorola wireless modem in my home? 

I have a MacBook Pro and my son and my wife have a Windows Laptop. We have a Motorola wireless Modem that is modem and wireless router at the same time. See below

All of the computers are able to surf in the internet, but My MacBook Pro does not be abel to communicate with them.   Motorola - SURFboard eXtreme DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless-N Cable Modem and Gigabit Router    

Because I believe that at the same time,  It will allow me to use my QB for Mac using the QB for windows 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X :: Connecting 2Wire 2700HG Modem With Airport Extreme Base Station

Feb 15, 2009

I currently have Qwest DSL and have the 2wire 2700 hg modem. I have attached the picture of it. I currently have a Windows XP computer that is now a 2 1/2 year old computer (blah it was a hand me down). The Windows XP PC is currently hard-wired to the modem. I now have the 802.11n version of the AEBS. This is going to be used for my current Macbook. I have an office downstairs so I will be doing wirelessly. I want to use the 802.11n only option with my Macbook. Also another reason I want to disable the 2wire built in wireless feature and have it replaced by the AEBS is because Qwest is not doing anymore firmware upgrades for the 2wire 2700HG modem. By the way, my family sometimes visit and use 802.11g only on the devices they use. I know AEBS supports that. I just hope 2wire wireless feature can be disabled without no issues. These are the things I am wondering:

1. Has anybody run a similar setup to mine? Any things I should consider? Any pros or cons?
2. Should I turn off the 2wire modem firewall and turn on the firewall option on the Airport Extreme base station or vice versa?
3. Should I leave alone the NAT feature on the modem be left alone?
4. Does this kind of setup have to be run in "bridged" mode?

That's all the questions I have for now. I hope someone can help with this. I looked and looked for a similar question to these questions but could not find a recent forum post to mine.

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Hardware :: Use AirPort Express Without Ethernet Cable?

Aug 26, 2009

I live in a district where phone lines don't reach, therefore I don't have wire internet: only a 3G modem. Can I use AirPort without a cable? Or could I plug in the USB 3G modem into it instead?

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Hardware :: AirPort Express Without Ethernet Cable?

Mar 26, 2010

I'm planning to buy an AirPort Express. But I have a question. Can I stream my music wireless from iTunes on my Macbook, without connecting the AirPort Express to an Ethernet cable?

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Hardware :: Running Ethernet Cable From XBOX 360 To Airport Express

Aug 25, 2008

I have been searching around the forum for this answer and I haven't found anything specific. Here is my network setup.

Modem --ethernet-- Airport Extreme --ethernet-- iMac
Living Room:
Airport Express (Wirelessly Connected to Airport Extreme) currently setup for AirTunes using a bridged connection.

What I want to know are the specifics of running an ethernet cable from my XBOX 360 to the Airport EXPRESS and using that as my internet hook up to get on Xbox Live.

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Hardware :: Can Plug In A CAT5e Cable From Router Into The Airport Express

Feb 24, 2009

I know this seems like a silly question, but it's just something I want to ensure before I go out and buy an Airport Express.

I can plug in a CAT5e cable from my router into the Airport Express and it should work fine, correct?

Network diagram:

Modem -> Wired Router -> Airport Express

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Hardware :: Get Airport Express - Connect Directly To 360 With Ethernet Cable?

Mar 13, 2010

I have an Xbox 360 set up in my bedroom which is at the opposite end of the house. I have an airport extreme base station (new model) connected to my modem and PC (PC is not wireless, thus why i have it connected).... I have the wireless adapter connected to my xbox 360. I can play online with no lag (game: modern warfare 2) when nobody is on the pc but when someone is on the pc I get very noticeable lag. I guess I am fighting to split the connection with the pc. What is my best solution? 1) Have my ISP boost the speed of my modem. I didn't know if this would help by giving us more speed to fight over. 2) Get an Airport express and set it up closer to my bedroom/xbox 360. Will the express still fight for the connection with my pc like my wireless adapter on the 360? 3) Get the airport express and connect it directly to my 360 with an ethernet cable. Will i still be fighting for connection with the pc?

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Hardware :: Connecting Airport Extreme To Comcast Cable?

May 9, 2009

Trying to connect a new Airport Extreme Base Station to my iMac. Was hoping I could do so without connecting the AEBS to the imac via ethernet--is that possible? Why i try to do so, AEBS setup asks for my DHCP settings,etc.. If I connect AEBS to the computer via ethernet, will that work and will I be able to establish a network? Sure isn't going the way the "easy instructions" claim.

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Software :: Connecting PC To Airport Express?

Jan 23, 2010

I cannot get my PC to access the web through my wireless connection to AirPort Express. It worked fine with our older Belkin wireless router but when we upgraded to AirPort Express it detects the wireless network but when I go to connect to the web and type in the network password it scrolls forever. If I go into the AirPort Utility settings and turn off the security ("WPS/WPS2 personal" changed to "none") then the PC can access the web via the wireless network but I don't want an unsecured connection.

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IMac :: Motorola Cable Box Won't Play Nice With 27" Mini DP IN Port!?

Aug 28, 2010

I gave my HDTV away to a friend in need so for now, I'd like to use my new iMac as a pseudo-TV. The mini DisplayPort on the 27 inchers allows for both audio and video to flow both IN and out of the iMac, so what do I need in order to get this working? What kind of software will I need to use?

I'm connecting the cable box through its HDMI port and on the other end I have attached the (quite pricey) HDMI-to-miniDP adapter. Do I still need some kind of tuner? My cable box is brand new and also has FireWire, USB, and Ethernet ports.

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Hardware :: Connecting AirPort Express Via Cables Possible?

Mar 22, 2010

I have my music with iTunes installed on a PC desktop that is cabled (cat5) to a router. Can I cable the AirPort via Cat5 to the same router and use that configuration to push music from iTunes to the Stereo receiver? All the configurations I see in the AirPort documentation show the input to it being wireless.

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Hardware :: Connecting AirPort Express With Router

Nov 18, 2010

I have a D-Link Extreme router, and the WiFi has issues with my MacBook and such every so often and it drives me absolutely crazy. But I have 2 wired computers and a Xbox 360 that never have a problem plugged into the router via ethernet. I was wondering if I bought a Airport Express and plugged it into the 4th port of my router rather then into modem would it have enough juice to transfer the WiFi? I don't want to spend the extra money on a more expensive router for some plugs and WiFi if I can still use my router for wired and send a wire to the Airport for wireless. Yet I don't want to spend the money on the Airport Express if it can't be used like that like some other routers can.

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Hardware :: Connecting HD To Airport Express Using Ethernet?

Nov 28, 2009

i know that it is possible to connect a HD to the AE by the usb port but now that manufacturers are offering more and more external HD with ethernet is it possible to connect them to the Airport Express or do i really have to spend more to get the Extreme?

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Hardware :: Connecting Xbox 360 To Airport Express

Dec 8, 2009

I have an Airport Extreme connected to cable modem. I also have an Airport Express for some reason. My 360 is in another room.. and while I have a long enough ethernet cable to hardwire it to the router, that's pretty inconvenient and doesn't really look that good. So my question is... how would the connection quality be if I connect it to the airport express? Is it like hardwiring it?

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OS X :: Connecting And Pairing Airport Express To D Link Router?

Nov 11, 2010

Not sure if this is possible, I'm sure there's someone out there who would be able to tell me either way. I've got a D Link router thats plugged into my 50mb in my lounge. I'd like to put my airport express in my kitchen and pair them so its the same network. The reason for this is that I have my HIFI in the kitchen which will be plugged into my airport so I can use it as remote speakers for my itunes while I'm still connected to the 50mb and D Link. Is this possible?

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Hardware :: Airport Express (802.11n) - Connecting A Hard Disk

Apr 19, 2008

I have recently purchased an Apple Airport Express and have successfully set up a wireless network, connecting AirTunes and my printer. However when reading through the manual (I know who reads the manual nowadays) i discovered something interesting. Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Airport Express, page 25, states the following, "If you connect a USB printer or hard disk to your Airport Express, all of the computers on the network can print to the printer or share files on the hard disk." The Apple website clearly indicates that sharing a Hard Disk through an Airport Express is not possible. Is my discovery a one of dodgy print of the manual or are other people seeing this as well? A possibility that Apple could be enabling AirDisk use on the Airport Express in the near future?

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Hardware :: Connecting Airport Express To Already Existing Network

Feb 19, 2009

My family use Dell computers and we all feed off the same router which is Linksys. Although, what happens is because of the location of the linksys router, my signal comes and goes weekly. I was wondering if I were to purchase an Airport Express, would I be able to use is as an extender/booster with the existing network that I already have? If I cannot do that, would i still be able to use the Airport Express and have it dedicated to just my computer? and if so, how do i go about doing that?

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Hardware :: Possible To Access External HD By Connecting To Airport Express?

Aug 24, 2009

I already have an Airport Extreme Base Station which has a shared printer connected by USB. I have an external hardrive which I also wanted to access wirelessly. Since my Airport's USB is already taken by the Printer, can I buy an Airport Express and use that to access an External Hard Drive?

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Hardware :: Connecting AirPort Express To Stream Music

Jan 22, 2010

I have an existing Airport Extreme wireless network. I would like to connect an Airport Express to stream music through the house. Based, on the information that I have read in this forum, I just have to plug the Airport Express into an outlet near my receiver and then I have to run an audio in cable from the airport express to the receiver. That seems simple enough, but I am so confused when I look at the back of my receiver that I don't know where to plug the audio cable into.

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Hardware :: Connecting HD / Flash Drive To AirPort Express

Feb 18, 2010

I noticed my 1st edition airport express has a USB port on for printing. If I plug in a HDD / Flash drive, is there anyway to turn it into a wireless hard drive, like the other airport extremes?

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Hardware :: Connecting USB Hard Drive To Airport Express?

Mar 24, 2010

I'm considering buying an Airport Extreme to extend my home network and to connect to my Home Theater System - Has anyone tried connecting a hard drive to their Airport Express (its seems that the USB connection is designed for Printing, but will it run a Hard Drive?)... Or should I rather look at getting a multimedia player that has WiFi connectivity to connect to my home network?

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Hardware :: Connecting Printer To AirPort Express Base Station

Aug 4, 2009

I already have a wireless network in my house. I'm about to buy a printer, but would prefer to keep the printer in a different room. Can I connect the printer to one of those AirPort Express Base Station, then print wirelessly from my laptop?

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Hardware :: Airport Express Wifi + Hard Wired Ethernet Not Connecting

Mar 29, 2010

Airport Express wifi MacBooks and the hard wired ethernet MacMini no simultaneous connection via hub Network consists of Cable Modem; Airport Express (1 ethernet port) 2 x wifi Macbooks; Mac Mini (ethernet )
4 Port ethernet hub connects the network OS X 10.5.8

Port 1 on hub cable modem
Port 2 on hub Airport Express (not Airport Base Station)
Port 3 on hub MacMini

Both connect without the other plugged into the hub but not simultaneously The first to connect seems to gain control of the connection

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