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  • 15. Re: new airport
    Booberoi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I would not use airport at all and Cisco can do both - is that correct?

  • 16. Re: new airport
    Booberoi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I would not use airport and use Cisco as both modem and rouer

  • 17. Re: new airport
    Booberoi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    what is a bridge?

  • 18. Re: new airport
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,315 points)

    Booberoi wrote:

     

    I thought it was just a matter of connecting computer to Cisco and then I would have a modem and router at same time - not that simple eh?

     

    Sure, you can do that, but you won't have AirPlay or the other advantages of an AirPort Express (5 GHz and simulteneous dual band Wi-Fi).

     

    The Express can also act as a wireless client and not do anything other than act as an AirPlay device. To to that you would configure it to "join" the wireless network created by your Cisco. In that case it does not need to be connected to anything, it would just act as another device on your network (like a computer). As I said it's very versatile. Of course if you do that why not simply use your "older" Express!

     

    To "configure as a bridge" as I wrote disables the router function because your network should have only one router. That can be either the Cisco or the AirPort Express, you decide.

  • 19. Re: new airport
    Booberoi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for your continued help. So what you are saying is this:-

    1. Connect the Cisco direct to computer - input cable and ethernet to computer

    2. Leave the "older" express connected with nothing connected to it so it acts as an air-play device.

     

    Is it that simple or am i missing something?

  • 20. Re: new airport
    Booberoi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I tried to connect the Cisco using nmany different configurations - was not able to connect to internet - any suggestions - should I purchase the new Airport with Lan and Wan so I can have Cisco and Airport together?

  • 21. Re: new airport
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,315 points)

    Booberoi wrote:

     

    I tried to connect the Cisco using nmany different configurations - was not able to connect to internet - any suggestions -

     

    That's probably a question for Cisco.

     

    It looks like a pretty capable unit but one of the reasons I avoid Cisco is that their consumer level support is practically nonexistent.

     

    If you have AirPort base stations, many people here can help.

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