1532 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2011 12:37 PM by njhawk
Can you confirm if both your AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express are the wireless "n" versions? If you have a "square" AirPort Extreme with rounded corners, you have the "n" version.
Check on the side of the AirPort Express for the Model No. You want to see A 1264 there? Is that the case?
If both devices are "n" devices, it will be a simple matter to configure the Express to "extend" the wireless from the AirPort Extreme.
Thanks Bob for your timely reply.
Yes, indeed, both the Extreme and the Express are "n." I have the the Extreme set to "Create a Wireless Network" and the Express set to "Extend a Wireless Network." Both devices appear to be functioning appropriately in the AirPort utility. The issue is in Network Preferences. Ethernet's status is "Connected" with the following message "Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the Internet." Further, the attached printer does show up under Airport Utility>Airport Express>Printers>Shared Names, but I can't print to it from a MBP or MBA on the wireless network.
Thank you again for your assistance.
Temporarily, power down the AirPort Express and concentrate on the AirPort Extreme to make sure that it is functioning correctly, can get an Internet connection, etc.
A complete power cycle of the network is often useful when you have been making changes. Power everything off, order is not important.
Wait a moment, (or wait 5-10 minutes if you have cable modem), then power up the modem first and let it run a moment by itself. Then power up the AirPort Extreme the same way.
Check your settings using AirPort Utility - Manual Setup
Click the Wireless tab just below the row of icons
If the Wireless Mode setting is "Create a wireless network", make sure there is a check mark next to "Allow this network to be extended"
Note the exact setting for Security that is being used
Update to save any changes
Post back when the AirPort Extreme is functioning correctly as above and we'll tackle the AirPort Express