2 x Airport Extreme's or 1 Extreme + Express? Config Help Please!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vito, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. vito macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    Manchester, UK

    I have just purchased the MacBookPro Retina and want to reevaluate my WiFi setup.

    My current configuration:

    *Baement* > Cable Modem --> Airport Extreme [5th Gen] ---- Cat 5e ---> Switch GB ---> Netgear G AP > *study*

    There are a few other Wireless G rated AP's around the house.

    Do you think I should get another Airport Extreme for the study? or should I go for the new Airport Express - The Extreme is 3 Stream, can use 5GHz

    I have a 120/mbit Cable Connection, so the Express throughput may be limited?

    Can I use a second Extreme just as an AP?

    Thanks guys,
  2. Eric M macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2009
    I would get another AE

    Vito, that depends what you use the network for.
    Looks like your G AP is the bottleneck here.
    Getting another N AP is the way to go. If its just another AP then get
    AirPort Express Base Station (new one) it uses 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands.

    Yes you can use second AEx in an AP mode. Saying that, the above will do the same.


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