5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2010 11:23 AM by Dah•veed
skippers76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How do I set up a wireless extender on my mac mini?

Do I do this within the Aiport section in System Preferences and Network? On this page which Network do I choose, the extender or the router? Do I have airport switched on or off?

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  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,060 points)
    After you have created the initial wireless network in Sys Prefs/Network you can extend this network using the AirPort Utility found in Apps/Utilities. After you open the AirPort Utility you can find AirPort Utility Help in the Help menu. There are all the instruction articles about creating and extending your wireless network using the AirPort Utility.

    Dah•veed
  • skippers76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Many thanks. Do you mean the Aiport Admin Utility?
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,060 points)
    Yes. Sorry.

    Dah•veed
  • skippers76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    After plugging the Sitecom wireless extender in and the USB device a Network was automatically set up showing me an IP address for my machine but nothing for the router.

    What do I do now?

    The Help files talk about selecting a base station in the Airport Admin Utility but there is nothing there to select.

    Cheers
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,060 points)
    Oh, so you are not dealing with an all-Apple network. Sorry, When you said AirPort, I thought that you were using an AirPort base station and adding an AirPort Express to extend the network.

    If you are using other brands, then you probably would need to consult the manual for your wireless router and see how to configure the router to use the extender.

    Dah•veed