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Apple® - AirPort Express Wireless-N Base Station

In order to use this device do I have to have a regular base station also?

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  • retlaw2003 Jun 16, 2008

    I should have added that all I am getting is the blinking yellow light. Like it is searching for the network.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    ditto running mine through,a netgear n wireless router,and all the more frustrating as it had been working perfectly for months and then just suddenly wasn't!!

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No. The airport express just has a shorter range. You can use both a regular base and express to extend the range further. Also, the express can be used at your home stereo. You can play your Itunes library directly to your stereo with an adapter to the express. Anyway, the express is just a less powerful wireless, with some special features. We print through it and use it exclusively. May add base station later. Good luck. 

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