Airport Express - Will This Work?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Hello all,



Sorry if this has been asked and answered, I couldn't find a post relating to my question.



Basically, will this set-up work:



A----B ) ) ) ) ) C----D



A = DSL modem connected to the Internet and to B via Ethernet.

B = Airport Extreme Base Station

C = Airport Express Station in "client mode", in range of B

D = Mac connected to C via Ethernet



Thanks in advance.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    londorlondor Posts: 263member
    "In client mode AirPort Express does not offer itself as a wireless access point or use its Ethernet port. As a wireless client, AirPort Express is simply a destination for AirTunes and print jobs. It can join both 802.11b and 802.11g networks, including those using security features such as WEP and WPA-PSK."



    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=108040
  • Reply 2 of 10
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Sorry. I was interested in doing something like this with my XBox to get it a consistent connection to XBL (instead of sharing from my Powerbook's ethernet port). Airport Express won't do it, though. Airport Extremes aren't that much more now, so you could just get another one of them.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    Just get a cheap-o wireless bridge from D-Link. That's the term you want to look for: "wireless bridge."
  • Reply 4 of 10
    Bummer.



    What if we changed the set-up to this:



    A----C ) ) ) ) ) B----D



    Therefore, B would be in client mode, and the Express serves as the main base station.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Merovingian

    Basically, will this set-up work:



    A----B ) ) ) ) ) C----D



    A = DSL modem connected to the Internet and to B via Ethernet.

    B = Airport Extreme Base Station

    C = Airport Express Station in "client mode", in range of B

    D = Mac connected to C via Ethernet




    Just to update...



    Well, I purchased an Airport Express, and in WDS mode, the above works.



    Anyway, thanks guys.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Merovingian

    Just to update...



    Well, I purchased an Airport Express, and in WDS mode, the above works.



    Anyway, thanks guys.




    Was going to say - that's the way it works in my house too I just hooked it up and away I went



    At least, until the Airport Express actually died, which was not so cool.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    So we're all clear, the Airport Express CAN be a wireless bridge?
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Quote:

    Originally posted by CosmoNut

    So we're all clear, the Airport Express CAN be a wireless bridge?



    Yes. Provided your main base station supports WDS. If it's an Airport Extreme, then you have no problems.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    There is much confusion about this, what can the Exprees base do in what configurations.



    Mabe Apple should make a virtual network builder on apple.com, so you can set it up with the hardware you plan to use, adding computers, base stations, ethernet connections, bridges, printers, sound out aso and it can give you the thumbs up or down...
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