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AIRPORT EXTREME NETWORK CONFIGURATION

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Post time: 2013-06-28 12:09:09 |Show all posts
Airport Extreme
I have an older Airport Extreme connected directly to my Comcast modem and all is working fine. I have the output of the AE connected to another wired router to distribute the Internet connection to my wired computers. It is conected to a second router basically because the AE is not located in a convenient place to cable to the wired computers. This set-up is working fine. What I would like to know is, can I connect the Comcast modem to the wired router first, then to the AE? And secondly, if that configuration works, can I add a second wi-fi router or Access Point by connecting it to the wired router which is fed by the modem?
   
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Post time: 2013-06-28 18:49:01 |Show all posts
OK - is there a reason that you need a wireless network with a different name because to do so, you would have to hardwire the Express close to where you want the signal to start like just inside your house and create a new wireless network - it would then broadcast wirelessly to the cottage you can also do this for the same network as the Extreme - if you wanted to wirelessly extend the same network as the Extreme, then you could put the Express anywhere within range of the Extreme.
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Post time: 2013-06-28 17:44:21 |Show all posts
I want create a different wireless network with a different name in order to get wifi in the back yard and in a cottage on the property.
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Post time: 2013-06-28 15:47:33 |Show all posts
Thanks for the info - the Asante hub can be used anywhere on your network to distribute the signal to wired devices - but for many reaasons, I would not use the Linksys router at all in your network - this is because you have so many Apple products that you will want to add another Apple device as your access point to have the best compatibility for your entire network - I would use an Apple Express or another Extreme as your access point - please clarify exactly what you want to do with the access point - do you want to create a separate network with a different name or do you want to extend your existing network? - and do you want to do this via ethernet or wirelessly? - let me know and I can suggest some configurations.
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Post time: 2013-06-28 14:21:04 |Show all posts
The current "other router" is an older Asante basic ethernet hub, but the one which I want to connect the modem to is is a Linksys Cable/DSL router Model #BEFSR41 which has an internet in port and four ethernet out ports. It is not a wireless device, but it seems to be designed to do exactly what I am asking. One of the ethernet outs of the Airport Extreme is connected to this router and so are two other wired computers. I currently have no problem accessing the internet on the wired computers and from wireless devices (laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod). My isue is to be able to add another Access Point which is it's own network. This is basically to extend the wi-fi range to the back yard and a cottage on the property.
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Post time: 2013-06-28 13:09:37 |Show all posts
Your question is a little confusing so bear with me - first of all, I would start by leaving the Extreme where it is in your network chain - now I have some questions - you say that you have another router connected via ethernet to the Extreme acting as a switch to provide ethernet to your wired computers - is this correct and other then being a switch, is it also providing any wireless functions? - and what brand and model is it?
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