3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 10:20 AM by Tesserax
steveberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I need to extend my signal to a new receiver that requires wired ethernet connection.  Some vendors has a Bridge which would allow me to broadcast the signal from the router on my second floor to a first floor location and then wire the Bridge directly to the reciver.  How can I do that if I buy a new Apple router?  Thanks


Mac OS X (10.4)
  • 1. Re: Airport Express to a bridge
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    The 802.11n AirPort Express Base Stations (AXn), both 1st and 2nd generation models support what Apple calls a ProxySTA mode. This is the same thing as a wireless Ethernet Bridge.

     

    To activate ProxySTA, you must set up the Express to join a wireless network and then enable the Allow Ethernet Clients setting; both settings are located in the Wireless tab of AirPort Utility. The feature should work with any wireless network: a, b, g, or n; and 5GHz or 2.4GHz.

  • 2. Re: Airport Express to a bridge
    steveberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.  When you say it will work with any wireless network, does that include other vendors like Linksys, etc?  Thanks, again.

  • 3. Re: Airport Express to a bridge
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    Yes. That is because the Express will not be "extending" a wireless network provided by another vendor, just "joining" it, like any other wireless client.