4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2008 2:45 PM by Tesserax
Jerimy75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
PLEASE HELP!

I have ATT U-Verse which provides their own router. My Time Capsule is connected to the router (in the living room) via an Ethernet cable and has been working fine, and is set up like this:

Wireless Mode: Join a wireless network (I joined the ATT network 2wire)
Network name: 2wirexyz
Wireless Security: WPA/WPA2 Personal
Channel: 5
Connect Using: Wireless Network

When I try to add my Airport Extreme (for wireless printing in the office) by adding it to the same network (I've also tried to extend the network option) the Airport Utility thinks forever then comes up with an error and the Airport continues to flash amber. I've tried resetting the Extreme multiple times and configuring different ways but same result.

What am I doing wrong?? Please help, my wife is giving me grief for not being able to print wirelessly from her MacBook!!

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,415 points)
    Hello Jerimy75. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    In your current setup, the Time Capsule (TC) is configured as a wireless client. The AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS), unlike either the TC or the AirPort Express Base Station (AX), does not have the capability to be configured as a wireless client.

    In order for the AEBS to share a connected USB printer, the AEBS will need to be configured as a remote base station in a WDS. One option is to reconfigure the TC as both a bridge and as the main base station in the WDS.
  • Jerimy75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you Tessarax....

    So does that mean I need to create a separate wireless network? I apologize, I'm not extremely familiar with how to complete what you've suggested. I know I've seen the bridge mentioned before in the Airport Utility when I've been trying different things. Would you mind giving me some more specific instructions please? Actually I just tried messing around with Airport Utility, let me know if I'm headed in the right direction:

    For TC wireless mode I want to "Participate in a WDS network"?
    Then where does my WDS remote come from? is that the Airport Extreme? I've plugged in the AEBS but it's not showing up in the Airport Utility...

    I'll mess around with it some more tomorrow morning. Thanks I'll let you know how it goes.

    Message was edited by: Jerimy75
  • Jerimy75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, so some how I got it to work. At first doing what you were saying wasn't working. But now it seems to work.

    I set up the TC in bridge mode as the Main WDS and the AEBS as a remote WDS, placed them on the same channel and added my 2Wire as the wireless network for the AEBS.

    Thanks for your help Tessarax!!
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,415 points)
    I set up the TC in bridge mode as the Main WDS and the AEBS as a remote WDS, placed them on the same channel and added my 2Wire as the wireless network for the AEBS.


    Yes, that's correct. I'm glad you got it worked out ...