At the location where you want to install the Express, temporarily move a laptop to that area. Turn off wireless on the laptop and connect it using an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port.
See if you can get an Internet connection on the computer. Post back on your results.
Configuring the Express should be a snap....easier than you might ever imagine. We will proceed with that next.
If everythign is connected via ethernt to the mianc wireless time capsauel make sure all the other extedneing device are set up to create a network with same network name/password/security adn then you will be able to to put it into bridge mode.
if the airtport express is not using the ethernet cable then reset it : set it up to wirelessly jion the network and tell its to extedned hte network and you dont need to have it in bridge mode and it will still act as aprat of the network
jedicpa is using Mountain Lion 10.8.2, so the article that you reference...while providing good general information.... would not be that applicable to the new version of AirPort Setup and AirPort Utility.
With AirPort Setup in Mountain Lion, all that you really need to do is enter a device name for the AirPort Express. AirPort Setup will automatically scan the nework and configure the Express as needed....automatically. No manual configuration needed.
set it up to wirelessly jion the network and tell its to extedned hte network and you dont need to have it in bridge mode and it will still act as aprat of the network
Sounds like you are a bit confused here. If the Express is setup to "join" the network or "extend" the network, it will be configured in Bridge Mode by default. You can verify that easily in AirPort Utility.
Sorry it took some time to get back. Holiday activities! I am embarrased that I did not test the ethernet port before posting. And as you suspected I was unable to get an internet connection when plugging my MBP into the port. I am going to trace it back to the switch and see if I can get it hot again. I will post back if I am unable to get the express working again.
Can you help me understand the two networks that my 2TB capsule is creating with the 5G and non 5G. If you have both going at the same time does it cause it problems? The express is currently running in extended mode wirelessly and when I am in the same room with it, my MBP will connect to the internet on 5G but not on the non 5g network. What could be causing this?
Can you help me understand the two networks that my 2TB capsule is creating with the 5G and non 5G. If you have both going at the same time does it cause it problems?
The Time Capsule is providing dual bands at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with the same wireless network name at all times. You cannot turn one band off and leave the other on or vice versa. Both bands are always on.....unless you turn off he wireless capability of the Time Capsule, in which case both bands will be off.
The express is currently running in extended mode wirelessly and when I am in the same room with it, my MBP will connect to the internet on 5G but not on the non 5g network.
Your Mac is always looking for the best connection in terms of speed and signal strength. It will connect to the 5 GHz band if it is in close proximity to the AirPort Express. If the Mac moves a few rooms away, it will likely connect to the 2.4 GHz band. Since those signals are stronger than 5 GHz signals, they penetrate walls and other obstructions more effectively.
Your Mac will do this automatically. You do not need to worry about any of this.