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Airport Express as WAN?

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Dec 30, 2012 10:43 PM

I am excited that I am finally switching my IP to an apple supported company and will be buying a airpot extreme and express this weekend to create a new network. My dilema. We have a solar panel system, with the control unit in the garage, that needs to be connected to the internet to provide system performance to the company. I am going to create my "main" wifi and network with the extreme in the office. Can I use the airport express as an extender? and will it provide internet access point in the garage? Which port plug would I put the solar systems RJ45 cable in?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:49 PM (in response to morgantpg05)

    morgantpg05 wrote:

     

    Can I use the airport express as an extender? and will it provide internet access point in the garage?

     

    You can use the AirPort Express to extend the wireless signal > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4259

     

    Which port plug would I put the solar systems RJ45 cable in?

     

    You have to connect it to an Ethernet port, but not the DSL port (that's for connect the AirPort with the modem)

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to morgantpg05)

    You are right

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 11:03 PM (in response to morgantpg05)

    With them, if they have Wi-Fi, you can connect them wirelessly, but you don't have to use AirPort Utility or something like that. Just search for Wi-Fi networks, select your AirPort, type your password and you can connect them to the Internet without any problem

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