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how to set up extended network

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Essexman Calculating status...
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Jul 2, 2012 6:20 AM

Can anyone help me understand how to set up an extended network? I don't really understand the instructions online or those in the booklet that came with the Airport Express I bought. I find using Airport Utlity confusing as the current version (6.1) seems not to have the same screens as descibed in the booklet or online.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • gopalice Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to Essexman)

    If you plug in your Airport express to the airport extreme via a cable and then run the airport utility function the wizard should recognize the express.  In the upper left it notifies you of an additional base station and you connect to it.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,470 points)
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    Jul 2, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to Essexman)

    If you want to use the instructions that you have, they track with AirPort Utility 5.6 for Mac OS X Lion


    Download and install this version. Then keep both AirPort Utility 5.6 and 6.0 on your Mac.

  • ospannero Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)

    Just tried intalling 5.6 on Mountain Lion... the installe tells me I have an "Unsupported OS" when I got to the target disk selection. So this workaround may or maynot work any more. (Pending other people's experience.)

  • rumpledoll Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to Essexman)

    I setup my new, 2012 Airport Express as a wireless extension of my 4th gen. Airport Extreme using Lion and the 6.0 version of the Airport utility. IIRC, all I did was plugin the express to the power socket and after a short wait it appeared in the airport utility. The dialog asked if I wanted to extend my network, I said yes and possibly with an entry of a password it was up and running. Worked ever since.


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