2164 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2009 9:01 AM by Bob Timmons
Welcome to the discussions!
Although you do not mention it, it sounds like that you are trying to extend both the "main" and "guest" networks on your AirPort Extreme.
On a dual band AirPort Extreme, you can extend the "main" network using either the "extend a wireless network" setting if all devices are "n" capable, or you can setup a WDS arrangement if you have a mix of "n" and "g" devices. Sounds like you have WDS setup to do this on your network.
But, it is not possible to extend the "guest" network using either the "extend a wireless network" configuration or the WDS setting. In other words, you will not be able to extend the guest network using wireless the way you can on the "main" network because Apple does not offer than option.
If you could connect an ethernet cable from your primary AirPort Extreme to the remote AirPort device, you could configure it to create a wireless network with the same name (SSID), radio mode, security and password and in effect you could extend the "guest" network that way.
Actually I am not trying to extend both main and guest, only extending main. I am trying to extend via WDS both n and g devices and when I try to wds the n device to an n device I get a WDS error. If I have to place an ethernet cable between the two access points to get them to connect I might as well ethernet wire the devices that would connect to the access points.
Thanks for the clarification. I'm not sure if you have seen Apple's setup instructions for a WDS arrangement, but in case you haven't, they are on pages 42-44 in the Designing Networks Guide.
Hope that this will provide some assistance.