2646 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 29, 2012 10:21 AM by Tesserax
Being from PC world, I'm struggling to extend an existing wireless network.
I'll try to expose you my situation, knowing that being french in France, I use products bought in France with French interfaces. I'll do my best to translate it properly.
Existing network is working with 2 Airport Extreme Base stations 802.11.g (A and B, see drawing below).
I'm endlessly trying to add a third Airport Extreme Base stations 802.11.n (4th generation dual band, C in the below drawing).
When trying to participate as a WDS network, I never succeed in finding the right parameters to get it fixed (always got the blinking orange light on C)
I've tried to parameter the C Base according to principle of "Extended network". Option "extend network" was always rejected, I could only "Connect to existing network" that seems to be useless since C base did not provide any connection to the network (nor through Ethernet connection or through Wifi connection) despite the fact that LED had turned Green.
I Mac is running under OS X 10.4.11
As a side problem to this issue, I've installed on my PC laptop (Win XP SP3) the Airport Utility V5.5. I do not understand why the application is not detecting any of the 3 Airport base. I had to use a spare I Mac to run the configuration tool.
I sincerly one of you could help me to sort out this situation.