Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 6:02 PM (in response to dmule)
I have followed the instruction at the Apple support site for setting up a active roamin network. They say to have the "connection sharing" set to "off (bridge mode)" and then to Have the "wireless mode set to create a wireless network" and to have the wireless network name and password set to the same as the airport extreme. This did not work
Unfortunately, this will not work if you configure the Airport it in the order shown above. You must configure the AirPort in this order:
Create a wireless network using the same wireless network name, security and password as the main Extreme.
Connection Sharing = Off (Bridge Mode)
Update to save settings.
If you do not use this order, the AirPort will not be in Bridge Mode...it will revert to another setting, which is incorrect and network will not operate correctly.
As far as troubleshooting the Ethernet switches.....it is a tedious, trial and error process, with no shortcuts. If you are not clear on how to do this, post back for some tips.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 6:06 PM (in response to dmule)
Correction....there may be one shortcut regarding troubleshooting the Ethernet switches on the network.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Thank you Bob, this solved my promlem.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to dmule)
Great, glad that you did not have to troubleshoot all the cables and Ethernet switches.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 10:04 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Bob - this subtle order of setup has solved an aching problem with my roaming netowrk. apparently, if you setup a device via the airport utility it does not do it correctly. going in and assuring it's set correctly and updating seems to do the trick. THANK YOU!