Airport Express and the 360. Help needed.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Face Greg, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Face Greg macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    I know this topic must have been created for the thousandth time, but I haven't found anything that can help me yet.

    My Setup: I have an xbox 360 in my room (with USB wireless adapter), and my airport express is located downstairs with my mac (with airport card). However the signal is too weak to connect for a long period of time to play online.

    I therefore have ordered another Airport Express (for my room) to somehow boost the signal.

    Can anyone tell me how to set this up so that I have a strong signal; or, either, can I plug my 360 into the new airport express via cat-5 cable?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. srichart1 macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2007
    360 and Airport

    I am not having any problems with mine.
  3. Face Greg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    I was just making sure my express in my room could connect my 360 to my express downstairs.

    Does it work both wired and wirelessly?

    Thanks for the help.
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Wow, what a helpful response :rolleyes:

    To the OP:

    You can use a second airport express as a wireless bridge to extend the range of your first one. Just place the second one in a good intermediate location between your first airport express and xbox 360. Also, when you set up the second one you'll have to set it up as extending the range of your current network, not simply making its own new one as it will be configured out of the box. It's easy though, all done through Airport Utility.
  5. Face Greg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    Thanks for the help. :)

    I had a look at Airport utility.
    All I have is one question: Do I make the Airport Express a remote or rely station?
  6. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    Make it a remote I think (fixed it for you).
  7. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Did you buy the second express yet? Just because you might be having an interference problem that's causing your bad connections. Unless you live in a castle, your airport signal should be able to reach between rooms. Did you try changing the channel on the Airport?
  8. Face Greg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    I have ordered the Airport, should be here Monday.

    I have tried everything to improve the signal e.g. changed channels, used a sieve under the airport + by my 360, attempted to make pringle parabola etc.

    I think the reason for my bad signal is that the express is in the corner of a room (on the other side of the house to 360) surrounded by machinery, wood and walls. Unfortunately due to certain restrictions I can't move it around much. That is why I bought another Airport express.

    Thanks for help :)

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