6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2010 12:50 PM by pinhead5
pinhead5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi
Is it possible to connect my airport express to my existing home network by belkin n150 adsl to boost its signal- any help appreciated.
Thanks

Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • 1. Re: Airport express as wifi booster
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,705 points)
    Welcome to the discussion area, pinhead5!

    If you are able to connect your AirPort Express to your Belkin router using an ethernet connection, you have some options to increase your wireless coverage. Post back for details if you need more info on this.

    If you are trying to do this using wireless only, the AirPort Express can only be used for this purpose if you have another Apple router creating the main wireless network.
  • 2. Re: Airport express as wifi booster
    pinhead5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi
    Thanks for replying. Could I have some more info on the Ethernet option please.
    I have two airports not being used- could I connect one via Ethernet to the router then use the other one to extend the signal by joining up with the airport connecting by Ethernet to the router
    Thanks
  • 3. Re: Airport express as wifi booster
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,705 points)
    Please check the model number of your AirPort Express devices. It's on the side of the device in the fine print. Will probably be either A 1084 or A 1264.
  • 4. Re: Airport express as wifi booster
    pinhead5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi
    One is a1264 the other is a1088
    Thanks
  • 5. Re: Airport express as wifi booster
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,705 points)
    OK, thanks. This is going to be a bit of a challenge since you have a mix of an older "g" Express and a newer "n" Express. You'll need to use Apple's WDS type of setup for this, which is difficult for some users to configure. Follow the steps very carefully on Tesserax's instructions in the link below.

    You'll need to connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN <-> ports on your main router to the "main" AirPort Express. When you configure the wireless settings for this device, you'll need to use the exact same wireless network name, security and password as your main router. The final step of the setup of this device (before you click Update must be to configure it as a bridge. You will click the Internet icon and make sure that the Connection Sharing setting is set for "Off (Bridge Mode), then click Update.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2355832&tstart=0
  • 6. Re: Airport express as wifi booster
    pinhead5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Many thanks