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  • Glyn Williams1 Level 4 (1,015 points)
    Sorry need clarification...

    You mean that the G5 does not have a built-in wireless board?
    You have the Airport Express plugged into the ethernet port of the G5 and your are using that as a Wireless Receiver?
  • Tom Aellis Level 2 (205 points)
    That's correct Glyn.
  • Glyn Williams1 Level 4 (1,015 points)
    I think that might be the problem.

    Not sure about this. I don't own an Aiport express.

    See if you can configure the Airport Express to work as a bridge - but not as a WDS relay. Turn off WDS on the Airport Extreme too.
  • Tom Aellis Level 2 (205 points)
    Ok, will do and I'll get back to 'ya.

    Bottom line is what I want to do soon is:

    When iTV arrives I want to have my Media files "Referenced" in iTunes on the G5
    But have them actually on the Media Server hanging off the AP 'n' disk.
    Thinking I may have a way to pull in Movies etc., directly into iTV with a 'n' network.

    I seem to remember being able to pull in media files into iTunes without bringing the actually file into the iTune host computer.

    I'll try the bridging on the APExpress.
    Thanks tons.
  • Tom Aellis Level 2 (205 points)
    Well, that was a bit ugly, bottom line is I had to rebuilt the AExpress
    and now I'm up to xfering a 200meg file in est. 14 min.

    (Bridge and WDS has to be on)

    Can't thank you enuf, for your help thus far.

    What do you think about my iTV process?

  • Tom Aellis Level 2 (205 points)
    Got it.

    When building a express from the AP utility it defaults to ip address to be where as my ip are local around and .9 etc...
    So no doubt the lookup table took longer I assume.

    changed it back to .24 and file is 200meg at 7 min about right.

    Thanks for hanging in there bud.
  • Glyn Williams1 Level 4 (1,015 points)
    ""What do you think about my iTV process?""

    It sounds like your TV shows will have quite a complex journey in their way from the G5 over (slow) WDS and then to The Airport Extreme and on to the N network to the Apple TV.

    It might work. It could be a little slow for HD content.
  • Tom Aellis Level 2 (205 points)
    Glyn, regarding the iTV trip.... The way I'm thinking is that the actual content data stream will only be between the 'n' HD hanging off the AE 'n' and the iTV.

    I'd like the iTunes on my G5 to look at the "movie" in the 'n' HD but not hold the actual file. Think of it as a referenced file as opposed to a managed file.

    Now, I'll need iTunes for the iTV so Im in hopes to goes....

    iTV ----- Reads iTunes --- requests movie from 'n' HD via iTunes --- streams between the 'n' HD and iTV

    Again, iTunes on the G5 would simply be a manger or traffic cop in this topology. Wadda think?
  • Glyn Williams1 Level 4 (1,015 points)
    Yeah that'd work.

    Personally I don't love how iTunes manages TV & Movies yet.
    Tagging multiple shows is a pain - and AVIs will not import.
    Non MP4s (movs) will not sync with iPod etc.

    So at the moment I have a server media drive. I put an alias to the media drive in "Movies" - and now all this content is accessible through FrontRow. Including AVIs etc.
  • Tom Aellis Level 2 (205 points)
    So that would give us watching movies, pictures etc.... a rocket fast connection all on the 'n' band.

    I never got a glimse of what iTV would look like... Is it a Front Row on your TV set? Do you have one coming?

    Personaly, I love the Apple products, Aperture makes my life a lot better for shooting RAW images which I only do.

    Wanna thank you again for all you do on this thread. i've built the largest ATM network and Was the first to build DWDM fiber in the Metro but I had major problems in my own little Lan. too funny.

  • gjohn148 Level 1 (0 points)
    Let me apologize in advance for a really stupid question--but just want to make sure:

    Can the n network and the g network have exactly the same network name?

    I would think so since there is no radio interference, and it'd greatly simplify the setup since I then don't have to change the settings in any of the computers that get on the network.
  • dosers Level 2 (390 points)
    I realize this is deviating from this a bit, but I have a bridged, dual bang network like this setup fine.
    However, I also have a 3rd station setup to extend the network of the base (5Ghz n only) station - and have problems:
    The extender sets up fine, finds the 5G network (or the 2.4 if I wanted), has good connection (108-216 average) - but whenever a client goes into it's range (versus the base) and picks it up I can no longer browse the internet!
    If I renvew my address I get a private address only - the issue obviously that gets me off the net- even though the extended station is on BRIDGE mode (like the wired 2.4) and has a valid IP from the base, on the correct scope).

    I swapped stations, so I know the unit isn't defective - it's reproducible.

    I'd appreciate some tips or feedback - or maybe see if someone else has tried this extending (not WDS) which apple describes in the 'designing airport networks' doc - and got it to work?

  • Randall Smock Level 2 (195 points)
    I've just purchased one of these units and am facing the same dilemna; having initially set up two networks (one for my g/b and one for my n) I think I want to set it up so that the 802.11n router extends my airport express but only on the 5 GHZ range (you can block B/G access) will have to test this but think it might do the trick. Anyone else try this? Am I nuts?
  • Glyn Williams1 Level 4 (1,015 points)
    If your Airport Extreme (n) is set to 5Ghz, your Airport Express can not receive the signal. It is a 2.4Ghz only device. It won't work.

    WDS slows down wireless networking. (to half speed)

    The Dual Band configuration works so well because both network lobes can operate at full speed at the same time.
  • dosers Level 2 (390 points)
    ALL 3 devices are Airport Extreme in my case (n), and using 'extending' - not the 2.4GHz WDS!

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