Knowledgebase: iLive Digital Series
Configuring Apple Airport Express 802.11G with iLive / GLD
Posted by Mike Davey, Last modified by Mike Davey on 21 July 2015 12:55 PM

NB: This article is based on the Airport Express 802.11G, not the later 802.11N or subsequent Airport revisions.

How to configure an Apple Airport Express unit for use with an iLive or GLD system:

Please follow the instructions below to configure an Airport Express unit
for use with with  an iLive system to use apps such as Mixpad, GLD Remote or Tweak;

1) You will need to configure your Airport Express manually,
    from the setup home screen select 'Manual Setup'.
 

 

2) From the 'Internet' tab, navigate to the 'Internet Connection' panel,
    change the connection sharing dropdown option to 'Distribute a range of IP addresses'.

 

 

3) In the TCP/IP tab switch 'Configure IPv4' to 'Manually'.

From here you will need to assign the airport a static IP address that won't conflict with your iLive IP addresses.
As the default IP addresses for iLive are 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.3,
so assigning the airport to 192.168.1.10 is suitable.

Configure subnet mask and router address as seen below -
if you have custom configured your iLive network away from the default settings fill in the fields accordingly.

 


4) As the Airport Express is essentially it's own independent network,
   we need configure it to allocate IP addresses on the same subnet as the rest of the iLive/GLD network,
   therefore we must specify a range.

   A range like the one pictured below will ensure the IP addresses allocated by the Airport Express
   will not overlap with the default iLive/GLD or static airport IP.
   If you have custom configured your iLive network away from the default settings, fill in the fields accordingly.

 


Once you have configured your Airport Express, when you connect your iPad/iPhone/wireless
device to the Airport network you should be allocated an IP address between 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.200,
you can confirm this in the network settings of your device.

It may be necessary to renew the DHCP lease or restart the device to reflect the new configuration.

We strongly recommend that you password protect your wireless network using a protocol such as WPA2.