3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2008 11:04 PM by Tesserax
David Gershon1 Level 1 Level 1
hi all.
I have an Apple AirPort Extreme (802.11n). On the back I have 3 Ethernet ports. All the 3 ports are used (one for an Ethernet Printer, One is connected to my computer and one is connected to my wife's computer. I need an additional Ethernet port for a music server. I have no idea of how to extend the Ethernet ports number.

Thanks for any Help

David - Canada

Apple AirPort Extreme (802.11n), Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Tesserax Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.wireless
    Wireless
    Hello David Gershon1. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    You could simply add a multi-port Ethernet switch to any of the 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station's (AEBSn) LAN ports to increase the number of available ports. An example would be the Linksys EZXS55W.
  • David Gershon1 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks,
    I just placed an order online for the Linksys EZXS55W and will connect it as soon as I get it.
    Do you know if I have to disconnect the power to my computer,printer and AirPort Extreme when I install the Linksys ?

    Thanks very much for the fast Help.

    David
  • Tesserax Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.wireless
    Wireless
    Do you know if I have to disconnect the power to my computer,printer and AirPort Extreme when I install the Linksys ?


    Yes, it's always a good idea to power off your network components when changing physical configurations.