On moving house, I purchased a Belkin N600DB router, but it's location unfortunately provides a poor or nil wireless signal in some rooms.
So, I connected a Time Capsule to it (on which I have set up its own wireless network), and tried to extend that new wireless network with an Airport Express. The aim is to allow multiple iOS devices to remain connect to my Apple network (rather than the Belkin one) no matter where I am in the house. The AE currently connects wirelessly to the TC.
My iMac 24 is OSx 10.7.5
I have followed the instructions for configuring the TC and then the AE (from elsewhere on this forum), but I have a status msg on the AE saying "No DNS Server" and I can't connect to the internet. I understand very little about DHCP or DNS, but I've obviously done something wrong.
When I look at the current settings on the TC and AE, they are as follows:
Internet: Connect using DHCP
DNS servers 192.168.2.1 (ie, the Belkin Router)
Wireless: "Create a wireless Network"
WPA2 Personal (I have not enabled Guest Network)
Network Off (Bridge Mode)
Wireless Network= Extend a wireless Network
Network is not applicable & all fileds greyed out (presumably as this is a wirless connection to the TC)
I would appreciate your advice - Do any of these settings look incorrect ?
I have been through this several times, and even reset the TC a couple of times (which means I lost my Time Capsule backups and have to do those all over again).
many thanks, in advance !
Dear LaPatenague, many thanks for all your advice to date.
I think this should be closed. I returned the Belkin router and the store accepted it prob has a fault.
Consequently, I shall ask for this to beclosed, as I am likely to purchase an entirely different modem/router, so the description will be incorrect, should I raise probs on this in future.