6067 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2008 4:03 AM by paul thompson8
I just setup my AE to extend my signal reach and use it for streaming itunes tracks to my hifi. Previously I had just been using an Ethernet cable to connect to the Livebox which was easy but this way will do it wireless.
I recorded all the steps so I can do it again in future with no hassles (hopefully!). Here's what I did:
_Set-up Live Box_
Type 192.168.1.1 into browser
Password: admin Username: admin
Configuration>Advanced>Wifi and choose WEP Password Only.
Save Settings and exit Livebox Setup
_Configure Airport Extreme_
Unplug Airport Express from power socket, hold down reset button and plug in holding button until orange light flashes. It should now take about 45 seconds until the AE is ready to connect to computer again.
Open Airport Utility
Select Manual Setup
Select 'Switch' to connect Airport Extreme
Set a new Password for Airport Express and note it for future reference
Select 'Extend a Wireless Network'
Select the LiveBox network you want the express to connect to under Network Name
Ensure allow 'Wireless Clients' is ticked
Ensure "WEP 128" bit is selected
Enter $ then your WEP key for livebox
Press 1 to put livebox in pairing mode
Wait a bit then try connecting to the internet and test itunes.
Can this work with WPA security and I have a Bebox - any difference on this?
I just can't seem to get my AX to join my wireless network (they are quite a distance apart) but I can stream itunes to my AX downstairs but I need to change my wireless network on my imac to the AX and then I can't use internet upstairs on the imac - it's very annoying.
any suggestions as an addition from your posts above ?