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Bridge wireless extremes together

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Stingray Calculating status...
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May 21, 2012 8:13 AM

I am working with someone to bridge their Extreams together. We want to do this to extend the wireless network.

  • Surasit_ Calculating status...
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    May 21, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to Stingray)

    To repeat the signal, you can do it with wire/wireless.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    May 21, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to Stingray)

    So you are creating a roaming network.  But I'm not sure what the question is, if any?

  • Surasit_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 21, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to Stingray)

    For the best performance, it's always recommended to connect the 2*Extreme with wire of CAT5E or CAT6.

     

    Anyway, I guess your question is to repeat the signal wirelessly. Thus, one of your Extreme should be set as a router in "Create a wireless network", and another Extreme should be set as a Repeater t in "Extend Wireless Network"

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,395 points)
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    May 21, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to Stingray)

    My question is... what is the best way to configure both Extremes?

    The Time Capsule is basically an AirPort Extreme with a built-in hard drive.

     

    Using wireless only, Apple's instructions for this are here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4259

     

    If you decide to use an Ethernet cable to connect the two devices together, (highly recommended if possible) then you would use the instructions in this support document:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4260

     

    Both documents assume that you are using AirPort Utility 5.x.x to configure the devices.

     

    If the Mac is using an updated version of the Lion operating system, the instructions will not track with AirPort Utility 6.0, which comes with Lion.

     

    You will need to download and install AirPort Utility 5.6 for Mac OS X Lion to track with the instructions in the support document(s).

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