1196 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2008 9:33 AM by macfulhamusa
I did find the "Designing Airport Networks 10.5 Windows" document among Apple's manuals. Unfortunately page 47 is rather confusing as it states to choose "Create a wireless network", yet the image shows "Participate in a WDS network".
Considering I had previously followed the written instructions and set the network name and password as the same on both devices and killed my WiFi network entirely, perhaps the image is correct???
I have been having a similar problem with a very similar setup (the only difference is the my router is AirPort Extreme 802.11n instead of TC).
I don't have an answer for you, but I have a theory: I'm wondering if the Ethernet port on the Express cannot be used in this manner. I know that it can be used to allow a wired client (e.g.: a computer with no wireless but with Ethernet) to connect to the wireless network. In addition, it can be used as a Client (join a wireless network), which basically just provides printer sharing and AirTunes. Finally, I know it can be used to extend a wireless network by connecting wirelessly to the Base Station (WDS).
However, I have not found any doc or any posts here that indicate you can extend a wireless network by connecting Express to Extreme through Ethernet. So, I'm wondering if perhaps the configuration is not supported?