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Airport Express wifi extension

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I'm moving into a house on 3 floors in the new year and I am looking into getting an airport express to extend the wifi connection. Can I connect the ae via its wan port to my router and extend my existing wifi or do I have to create a different ssid? I'd like to have one seamless connection instead of separate wifi networks, and use the ae's airport functionality.
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When you extend you should be able to use the same SSID. In the AirPort Utility there should be an option to extend your network. If you select this it will bring up the list of found wireless networks. Connect to yours and the software should do the rest.

 

If you wanted to use an ethernet cable into the WAN port you'd have to run a network cable to where you want the airport express set elsewhere in the house. Setting it next to the other airport wouldn't make any sense. 

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AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256 MB

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