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no internet access from my airport

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Nov 17, 2012 2:40 PM

     Hi there,


I have a problem with my two airport express. I'll explain first my config

I have one Router  (from the internet provider so not apple) connected to an ADSL line with ethernet hardwired Conections to both Airport express.

the to AE have the same name (SSID) and password and are configured as Create a new Network. this allow me not only to extend my Network reach but also to use the jack conections in 2 different rooms for 2 difrerent Hifi systems for the airplay feature. they are in bridge mode.

the Router from my Internet provider as a different SSID on purpose because I don't want my computer to connect to that one when I'm closer to it since I always had more transmission problems with the airplay when connected to a non apple Router. the sound is often cut while with the AE it always flows better.

the problem is that the airplay works but the internet connection is very bad, I mean it last minutes to open a page,  and if I want to surf from my computer I have to choose the other SSID and then no problem.

when I open the airport utility I can see that sometimes it's all green but the internet switch constantly from green to yelow.


I'm just in the process of changing my internet provider which means that I actually have in this moment 2 internet connections and 2 routers from 2 diff providers and therefore have made the test with boths of them with the same result.


that's it. Any idea?


thanks in advance

MACBOOK PRO 13" 2,4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.5), HD Momentus XT 500GB
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,620 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 7:13 PM (in response to CESNET)

    When you have the AirPort Express connected back to the ISP's modem/router to extend its wireless range, the SSID must be the same for both this router and the Express to work. Also, you would need to use the same wireless security type and password on each router. This is the basis for a roaming network.

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,620 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to CESNET)

    could it be the fact that I have the wifi switch on, on that router, which gives me problems? should I try to ask my internet provider to switch it off.

    Having the Wi-Fi operational on the ISP's router can interfere with the signal quality of the wireless network provided by the AirPort ... but only if they are on the same radio band (2.4 or 5 GHz) and on or near the same radio channel.


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