How to Use an Ethernet Switch with AirPort Express

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An Ethernet switch alleviates congestion on a wired network and allows multiple devices to share a network connection. You can use Airport Express with an Ethernet switch if you want to connect multiple computers with a wired connection. You install Airport Express much as if you were hooking it up to a modem; the set-up will take only a minute or two.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Ethernet cable

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  1. 1

    Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into one of the networking ports on the Ethernet switch.

  2. 2

    Insert the other end of the cable into the "Ethernet" port on the rear of the Airport Express Base Station.

  3. 3

    Flip out the power prongs on the Base Station's body and plug it into a nearby power strip. It will immediately begin sending out a wireless network from the Ethernet switch's connection.

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