Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to mjconn75)
Here's what I might do if it works.
- Put the new dual band Extreme(B) downstairs attached to the modem. Set that to broadcast both the 2.4 and 5ghz signals and activate the Guest acct.
- leave the Express upstairs attached to the radio
- move the old, single-band Extreme (A) upstairs and extend the network, but have this router set to only the 5 ghz channel.
This, in theory, would work. The only issue that I see is using the Extreme (A) to extend only the 5 GHz radio of Extreme (B). The 5 GHz band has a very limited range; typically only useful in a single room. The chances of successfully extending, meaning have an extended 5 GHz network with useful bandwidth will be iffy at best. I would recommend that you configure Extreme (A) to extend the 2.4 GHz band instead.
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to Tesserax)
Thanks for the advice. I'll give the extended 5ghz setup a try and I fits poor I'll switch it over to the 2.4. I'd really hate to not have any 5ghz signal to the iMac and MPB upstairs. We'll see I suppose.