I also have a third AE who is in range to the "second" AE but not the Primary, can I get it to extend my network?
Sorry, but no.
Apple's "extend" setup works like the hub and spokes of a wheel. The main rotuer is the "hub". Each extender resides the end of a "spoke".
The extenders at the ends of spokes always communicate directly to the hub.....not to another extender at the end of another spoke.
If an extender is located too far from the main hub to be able to extend the signal using wireless only, you will need to consider a wired Ethernet connection for the most remote extender.
Having trouble getting AirPort Utility to configure third as Wi-Fi to connect to second that is connected via ethernet to first. Third AAE tries to connect to primary. Third AE is very far from primary connection is not reliable but is at about 50% signal strength to second. I do not need second to serve Wi-Fi to any clients other then third to extend range Thank you in advance
AirPort Extreme in the home office is main router here, connected to another AirPort Extreme in the den using an Ethernet cable routed through the attic.
An AirPort Express connects using wireless only to the den AirPort Extreme to provide more wireless coverage in the patio area outside.
But, I configured the Express in the office. When I move it near the den AirPort Extreme, it picks up the wireless signal from the den AirPort Extreme.
If I move the Express back near the home office, it picks up the signal from the den AirPort Extreme.
That is the way "extend" should work if everything is configured correctly. In other words, the Express picks up the strongest signal and extends it.
Hi Bob, I moved my middle airport express which is wired to the main airport extreme closer to the wireless third AirPort Express now the airport extreme is barely in range of the wireless third AirPort Express about 0 to 5% signal the The signal from the wired airport express to where the wireless AirPort Express resides is about 25%, yet the wireless AirPort Express still tries to connect to the extreme with almost no success and will not connect to the airport express which is wired.
That being said do you know of a way to force my wireless AirPort Express to use only my Wyart AirPort Express
I'm using an iPhone five Ingate 2010 MacBook Pro to test signal strengths.,
All you can do is perform a Factory Default Reset on the remote AirPort Express, then move it very close to the Ethernet connected Express to re-configure it again. Then, try to locate it as close as possible to the Ethernet connected Express for the day to day setup.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to force a wireless device to connect to another given wireless device. The remote Express will connect to the AirPort with the strongest signal....if it is working correctly. If it won't do that, then I suspect that you have an Express which is not behaving correctly. Might be a good idea to have the device checked out an Apple store.
Like I said, I cannot duplicate your problem. But, perhaps another user can.