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Connect Apple Airport Express to Xfinity wifi network

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Connect Apple Airport Express to Xfinity wifi network

My old network was Xfiniti modem (router off) connected to Airport Extreme router (and 2 associated Airport Expresses).  Airport Extreme stopped working.  New network is new Xfiniti modem (router on - both 5 g and 2.4g).  I need one Airport Express to send music to home speakers.  Is there a way to connect the Airport Express to the new Xfiniti wifi?  I am told to keep the new Xfiniti wifi set up (it's working) rather then turning its wifi off (bridge mode) because Apple no longer makes Airport Extreme.  

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Re: Connect Apple Airport Express to Xfinity wifi network


@pguz wrote:

My old network was Xfiniti modem (router off) connected to Airport Extreme router (and 2 associated Airport Expresses).  Airport Extreme stopped working.  New network is new Xfiniti modem (router on - both 5 g and 2.4g).  I need one Airport Express to send music to home speakers.  Is there a way to connect the Airport Express to the new Xfiniti wifi?  I am told to keep the new Xfiniti wifi set up (it's working) rather then turning its wifi off (bridge mode) because Apple no longer makes Airport Extreme.  


Use the Airport Utility app on your Mac or iOS device to set up the Airport Express - preferably you'd want to connect the WAN port to the Xfinity Gateway and AIrport Utility will automatically set up the AE in Bridge Mode instead of the Gateway. 


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Re: Connect Apple Airport Express to Xfinity wifi network

Thank you

I will try your idea

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Re: Connect Apple Airport Express to Xfinity wifi network

It took several tries but eventually, using your approach, I got it to extend the xfi network wirelessly

 

thanks for the good advice!!