Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to broit)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to broit)
I am talking about the option to let the network to be extended on the wireless tab on the Extreme when you are using Airport Utility v6. I have the option on the express to extend the network but it will not extend the network. It can join but not extend. On v5 it had a check mark you could select to "Allow the network to be extended" but that is gone in v6. Evey time I try to extend the network I get an error. I have talked to the higher level support and they were not aware that that option was gone in v6 as they do not have much experience with it yet.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 9:12 AM (in response to broit)
I don't see that option there either in version 6.0
I would download version 5.6 which still has that option.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to Joseph Kriz)
That did work but I would assume that there should be the option in v6 to do the same thing but someone at Apple overlooked it. Will this discussion put it on their radar? Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to broit)
I'm sure they are working on it but just didn't finish...
I think that is why they released 5.6 at the same time they released version 6.0
There are other things missing also... Where is the printer section?
Maybe they felt the printer section is no longer needed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to broit)
It would be hard to say, at this point, if this option was "missed" or became "automatic" when another AirPort is configured to extend a wireless network. I would tend to agree with you that it is the former.
As you know this is a user-to-user community. Although Apple employees occasionally visit the forums, there is no guarentee that they would act on any of the suggestions users place here. Instead, you should submit your suggestion to the following Apple site.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to broit)
Try watching this you tube video. It helped me.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to nuttree)
This video helped me too. Watching the video I realized that the "Allow the network to be extended" option in Airport Utility 6.0 wasnt there becuase when you setup an airport extreme using it, that option is set automatically. Since I had already set mine up prior to using version 6, i just toggled the Network Mode option on the wireless tab from "create a wireless network" to "off" then back to "create a wireless network". Doing this allowed the airport extreme to be extended.