I recently purchased a Netcomm 500mbps powerline adapter as running ethernet to the basement was going to be too difficult.
I assume that you have 2 powerline adapters.....one near the "main" router and the other near the AirPort Express.
The Express needs to be setup to
"Create a wireless network"
Use the exact same wireless network name as your main router
Use the exact same wireless security setting as your main router
Same wireless password as the main router
Be configured in Bridge Mode
See this Apple support article to confirm.
Thank you in advance for your help. I also have a powerline/airport express connectivity question.
I have a cable modem connecting to a netgear router (R6300 model) connecting to a powrline (WD Livewire) which is plugged into the wall downstairs. The netgear router has security WPA2-PSK [AES]. Upstairs I have a second WD Livewire which I hope to connect to an Airport Express. Unfortunately I haven't managed to get my Airport Express to work (it is flashing amber). The upstairs WD LIvewire is working properly.
I have tried to match the wireless network name, security settings, and wireless password as the main netgear router but it still isn't working.
The AirPort Utility gives WPA2 Personal as an option for wireless security. Is this the same as WPA-PSK [AES]? Would you mind taking me through the steps in the Airport Utility what I need to do.
thanks very much!
WPA2-PSK-AES = WPA2 Personal
Setup instructions are shown a post or two above.
If you need more specific help, we need to know what version of AirPort Utility you are using. Open AirPort Utility on your computer, click the AirPort Utility menu in the upper left corner of the screen, click About AirPort Utility and post back with the version number that you see there.
I have a question concerning using a powerline and Airport Express.... I think it fits in with this discussion. If not, well, I have a new post already posted about boosting my wifi upstairs. But in reading this my question is: if I purchase a powerline and plug it into my ASUS router, then 'all' I would need to do is to plug in a second powerline upstairs and then can I plug in an Airport Express to boost my wifi upstairs? Can I 'get crazy' and purchase yet another powerline and an Airport Express and use it to boost the wifi so that my iTunes movies stream better to the Apple TV??? Thanks for any help with this, Judy