Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to arnautovic)
Somehow it works brilliant but, once I add the second AE my MacBook won't sign into the second AE but will stay in the first. Resulting in just not extending my network.
That's because you can only wirelessly "extend" the network one time, not two.
Apple's "extend" setup works like the hub and spokes of a wheel. The Time Capsule would be your hub. There can be multiple AirPort Express devices, but each Express resides at the end of a separate spoke...and it communicates directly to the hub....not to another device at the end of another spoke.
The second extender is "joining" the network, but it provides no additional wireless signal coverage when it "joins".
You will need to move the second AirPort Express closer to the Time Capsule.....to the point where the display indicates that both Express devices are connected to the Time Capsule.
Another approach might be to move the Time Capsule to the central area on the 1st floor, then locate an AirPort Express above and below that area. That would work.
If that is not possible, then you will need to think about a wired Ethernet connection from the AirPort Extreme to the location of the second AirPort Express.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Hey thanks for the quick reply. Ok i have Managed to get both AEs to be directly linked to the TC, but my MacBook still links as a client to the wrong AE which is farer away. Therefore I have only poor connectivity although Im staying next to the AE.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2013 9:13 PM (in response to arnautovic)
Unfortunately, there is no way to force the MacBook to connect to a designated AirPort router.
Try moving the MacBook close the AirPort that you want to use, and shut down the Mac, wait a minute, then restart to see if it will associate with the AirPort that you want.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 12:01 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
ok it didnt really solve it but helps a lot and thx for the quick replies. is it possible to give static ips which will make devices connect to the AE I want to.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 5:52 AM (in response to arnautovic)
is it possible to give static ips which will make devices connect to the AE I want to.
As we already said, there is no way to force the MacBook to connect to a designated AirPort.