AirPort Express in Access Point mode only

Author Johnny Josefsson on August 12, 2012 | Print | Bookmark
You can configure the AirPort Express 3nd generation for Access Point mode only
- referenced as Bridge mode

When doing this make sure you Connect the LAN cable to the Ethernet LAN Cable
 - (unless you choose wireless mode Join a wireless network which activates
"Client Mode" and a LAN cable is not needed)
Have a device with Wireless enabled and depending on the configuration device
either the AirPort Utility (OS X / Windows)  / App (iOS) over a wireless connection


Functions enabled in Bridge Mode:
 * Base Station
    - Naming with password for configuration
        * Password can be same as Wireless or a separate password
    - Back to My Mac
       * Apple Id assignment for file sharing
 * Internet (actually Ethernet LAN cable)
    - Modes
       * DHCP
       * Static
       * PPPoE
   - IPv6
       * Yes, three operations mode
          - Link-local Only
          - Automatically (allowing for Connection Sharing)
          - Manually (allowing for Connection Sharing)
 * Wireless
    - Modes
       * Create a wireless network
       * Join a wireless network
       * Extend a wireless network
       * Off
    - Name
    - Security
       * WPA/WPA2 Personal
       * WPA2 Personal
    - Options
       * Also allow for 5Ghz network
       * Hide/Not Hide
       * Radio
          - 802.11a/n - 802.11b/g/n (Automatic)
          - 802.11a/n - 802.11b/g
          - 802.11a - 802.11b/g
       * 2.4Ghz Channel
          - Automatic
          - 1-13
       * 5Ghz Channel
          - Automatic
          - 36, 40, 44, 48
 * AirPlay
    - Yes
 

Functions not enabled in Bridge Mode:
 * You can not have a Guest SSID
 * Router Mode with DHCP/DHCP off


Second generation AirPort Express has the same format as the 3rd generation Apple TV
and can therefore use the same wall

AirPort Utility (Mac OS X):   http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1537
AirPort Utility (Windows):    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL795
AirPort App (Apple iOS):     App Store

Product Link:   http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC414LL/A?fnode=4d

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