Saturday, December 4, 2010

[How-To]: Configure Airport Express with Hotel Ethernet

Step by step to configure the AirPort Express in bridge mode is outlined below. Note that you will need to use the AirPort Utility application for this. On your Mac computer, it's located as follows:

Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > AirPort Utility.

Use AirPort Utility - Manual Setup to check some of your settings on the Express.

  • Click the Wireless tab below the row of icons
  • Wireless Mode = Create a wireless network
  • Wireless Network Name = Your choice
  • Radio Mode = 802.11n (802.11b/g comatible)
  • Wireless Security = WPA2 Personal or WPA/WPA2 Personal
  • Wireless Password = Your choice
  • Verify Password
Click the Internet icon
  • Connect Using = Ethernet
  • Connection Sharing = Off (Bridge Mode)
  • Update to save settings
Power down the Express and connect it to the hotel's ethernet jack using an ethernet cable.
Power up the Express
Open your browser to see if the hotel's internet page will appear so you can agree to terms, pay fees, etc.
Once you agree, you should be on the internet and wireless should be working. 



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