Question: Airport Extreme Networks Won't Go Away with Google Fiber
As always, thanks to those who volunteer their time to help those of us who are "computer-challenged"!
- Just got Google Fiber.
- Ethernet out from Google Fiber "router" (the front of the flat black box says, "network+box") goes to the bottom (lowermost) port of a 2014 Airport Extreme.
- Ethernet cables out x 2 emanate from higher ports in the Airport Extreme.
- Functions associated with Ethernet out cables x 2 from the Airport Extreme work fine.
- Our home wireless network was switched by the Google Fiber tech from those associated with the Airport Extreme to one (presumably?) coming from the Google fiber router.
- Google fiber wireless access generally works fine from around the house, but occasionally turns off intermittently.
- Our theory is that many of our devices are still searching for the primary and guest networks associated with the Airport Extreme.
- Despite deleting the Airport Extreme from Airport Utility:
The wireless networks associated with the Airport Extreme still show up in our house when one opens any wireless device.
I guess one option would be to simply unplug the Airport Extreme and buy a "splitter" so that the Ethernet out cable from the Google router would split into two ethernet cables that could then go to various devices (as they do now, but with the Airport Extreme acting as the splitter). However, this would require a bit of cable rerouting and crawling under desks in cramped spaces that I would rather avoid.
Thus, here's the question: is there any way to turn off the wireless functions of the Airport Extreme so that it is no longer transmitting primary and guest networks, but still keep it physically in place to use its ports as an ethernet cable splitter?
Again, apologies if I am using wrong terminology and if this is really basic. I just assumed that I could use Airport Utility to do this, but maybe I am using it wrong and regardless now the Airport Extreme isn't even showing up as an option anymore after I played with it.
macOS High Sierra (10.13)