Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 9:28 PM (in response to caleb87)
10.0.1.43 Airport Express 2 (wanting to set this router up to extend network to plug into desktop)
Is this an older "b/g" AirPort Express, or a newer "n" version of the product?
Check the model number on the side of the device if you are not sure. The "n" version is A 1264. The older "b/g" 'version will be something like A 1088.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 9:53 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Yes, it's a new n series. All of the routers are running n.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 9:57 PM (in response to caleb87)
And did you enter a check mark in the box during the setup of the Express to "Enable Ethernet Clients"?
AirPort Utility - Manual Setup
Click the Wireless tab below the icons to display the wireless settings
How is the Express configured?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2011 5:53 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Does the same not work with the original Airport Express? All I want to do is extend from my gen 1 Time Capsule to my gen 1 Airport Express and plug my PS3 into the express Ethernet port. Can this work?
Many thanks my friend.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2011 6:21 AM (in response to rootdr)
Sorry, the older version of the Express does not have the option to "extend a wireless network", which is the setting on the new Express that provides more wireless coverage and also enables the Ethernet port.
What you want to do can be done with a different setting..."participate in a WDS network" on both the Time Capsule and Express, but I am not recommending that you do this because WDS operates only in "g" wireless mode. Your Time Capsule would lose most of its performance in this setting and the network would slow down tremendously...defintely not what you want for gaming.
You'll have the best performance if you connect the PS3 directly to one of the Ethernet ports on the Time Capsule using an Ethernet cable. If it is not possible to run the cable, the next best performance option would be to use a pair of Ethernet powerline adapters to send the Ethernet signal over the existing AC wiring in your home.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2011 12:24 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Many thanks Sir Bob. I just bought a new AP Extreme to do what I need. Enjoy your weekend.