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Time capsule to Express Via Ethernet

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Sep 4, 2013 7:05 PM

Hi all,

 

I have a Time Capsule plus two Airport Express units situated throughout my house.  The Express units are extending the Time Capsule WiFi network.  I want to connect all three via Ethernet, so as to eliminate latency.  I've never had luck doing this though.  Plugging the Ethernet into the Express units causes the whole Wifi network to die!

 

What are the appropriate settings for all of these units to make this work?  Thanks in advance!

 

Paul

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,845 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to GeekNeck)

    Which versions of the AirPort Express do you have?

     

    What version of AirPort Utility are you using?

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,620 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 7:11 PM (in response to GeekNeck)

    I would recommend that you start by taking a look at the following Apple Support article on roaming networks.

     

    The key to success of any "advanced" network is to start from scratch. I would recommend that you perform a "factory default" reset on each of your base stations, and then, use the AirPort Utility to configure them.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,845 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 5:02 AM (in response to GeekNeck)

    Power off the Porch Express for now.

     

    With the Living Room AirPort Express powered on for a few minutes, hold in the reset button on the back of the device for 9-10 seconds and release. Allow a full minute for the AirPort Express to restart to a slow, blinking amber light.

     

    Connect the Ethernet cable from a LAN <-> port on the Time Capsule to the WAN "O" port on the LR Express.

     

    Click the AirPort icon at the top of the Mac's screen and wait a few seconds for a listing of New AirPort Base Station to appear. Just below that,  click directly on AirPort Express.

     

     

    New AirPort Base Station.png

     

     

    AirPort Setup will open up automatically and take a minute to analyze the network, then announce that the Express will be configured to extend the Time Capsule network.

     

    Enter a device name that you want to use.......LRExpress.....for example, and click Next

     

    Now the screen will indicate that the Express is being configured to extend using Ethernet.  When you see the message of Setup Complete, click Done.   That''s it.

     

    Use the same procedure for the Porch Express.

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