I've been reading a lot and thought I had a handle on this but as I started dismantling my current wireless system it dawned on me that I really don't have a clue as to what I'm doing I've tried searching and found a few tidbits here and there but nothing that hits my situation square on. That said, I'm searchically challenged and may have missed an article somewhere.
My goal is simple. Set up a roaming network using the following devices. A first generation Airport Extreme 802.11N, a first generation Airport Express 802.11N, and a second generation Airport Express 802.11N. (I also have an old Airport Express 802.11g that could be thrown in the mix along with the first generation (flying) saucer if need be, but I doubt they are necessary.)
My biggest question is can I set this network up coming from the Linksys to the airports individually, or do I HAVE to go to the Airport Extreme and then out to the two Expresses. The Airport Extreme is currently set up in the main living room and is providing wired internet to a Mac Mini, a TV, and a stereo so I'd really prefer to leave it there if at all possible.
I'd like to put one Express downstairs in the electronics room where the Linksys lives and the home stereo amp is for air tunes.
The other Express will need to go at the far end of the house to extend coverage there. Fortunately I have Cat 5 pretty much everywhere.
If there is no way to go directly from the Linksys to all three devices then no worries and thanks for looking. I can follow one of the KBs on how to run everything from the Linksys to the Extreme and the Extreme to the two Expresses.
If it is possible to go direct from the Linksys to each unit, any advice would be GREATLY appreciated ;0)
Not sure if it matters, the Linksys is in DHCP mode.
Thanks so much!
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