6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 7:17 AM by morgantpg05
morgantpg05 Level 1 Level 1

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)
Solved by mende1 on Dec 30, 2012 10:57 PM Solved

You are right

Reply by morgantpg05 on Dec 30, 2012 11:02 PM Helpful

Thank you for your help - would this process be the same for other devices that I wanted to "hard wire" ie smart TV's etc?

Reply by mende1 on Dec 30, 2012 10:49 PM Helpful

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)

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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
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    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)

  • morgantpg05 Level 1 Level 1

    so when looking at the back of the airport express I would pick the LAN plug <--->  ..... correct?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    You are right

  • morgantpg05 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for your help - would this process be the same for other devices that I wanted to "hard wire" ie smart TV's etc?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    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

  • morgantpg05 Level 1 Level 1

    Just wanted to share with the community. About 2 weeks ago installed my extreme base station (which I love and missed so much the last few years) and was able to connect the extender that came with our solar system to the base station wifi. I called and verified with Sungevity (the solar company) that they were receiving telemetry. As I did not need an express, I returned it to apple. All worked out well! Thanks