I have home office and am having wifi-connectivity issues due to the layout of my home.
I'm getting the electrician to set up ethernet outlets in various rooms in my house so that I can get wired connections in several rooms. What I want to do is connect my Time Capsule to one of those ethernet ports (see the diagram below) so that I can still broadcast a wi-fi signal in my house while having wired connections elsewhere.
||->||Lan Port 1|
Home Office (Laptop)
||->||Lan Port 2||Living Room (TV)|
||->||Lan Port 3||2nd Bedroom (Xbox)|
||->||Lan Port 4||Dining Room (Time Capsule)|
In my research in how to set this up, I've come across documentation that shows how to convert an old Netgear/Linksys wifi router to an access point. Here's an example of the documentation I've run across: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/30338-how-to-convert-a-w ireless-router-into-an-access-point. What I haven't encountered is how to do this with a Time Capsule.
Here are my questions:
- Do I just follow these instructions and substitute "Time Capsule" where the author references "AP"?
- I currently have my network set up through the Time Capsule. Here are some of the things that I currently have set up and corresponding questions:
- all computers can access the printer via wifi - under the above setup, will all computers (connected to the new network via wired OR wireless access) still have access to the printer?
- I have my macbook set up as a media center for my xbox and PS3. The Xbox and PS3 connect to my macbook and access the movie files that I have saved on my Time Capsule and a 2nd HDD that is connected to the Time Capsule via USB - under the above setup, will I still be able to access those movies with my PS3 and Xbox via the macbook media center software?
Thanks a ton for any help or advice. It's much appreciated.