Airport Express as an extender to Netgear router

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  1. kamin99 macrumors member

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    hi Guys:, I have a 120mb internet and i use a Netgear router ,dual band ,which gives me around 100/105 mb wirelessly in my house downstairs but once i use my MBP upstairs it drops to 18-20 mb and sometimes it just stalls for a long, so I was thinking of Apple airport express as an Extender to my network

    and my question is will the Express pick my network wirelessly and extend it ?or would it need to be connected to my Netgear router via an ethernet cable in order to do so (and thus defeat the purpose on not extending wires)

    many thanks
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you will either need an airport (extreme or express) as your main base, or to run an ethernet cable to the express.
     
  3. kamin99 thread starter macrumors member

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    so that means the airport will not recognize anything wirlessley apart for airpot (extreme or express) or it would not extend anything apart for airport (extreme /express)
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    it will join the network from any router, (like your computer or phone does) giving you access to airplay,a printer, and the ethernet port.

    but to wirelessly extend the network, the main base must be an airport.

    so...
    main base ---wireless--> express ---wireless--> computers

    the main base must be an airport.

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    main base ---wired--> express ---wireless--> computers
    ---wireless--> computer

    will work from any router.

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    and for what it's worth....

    main base ---wireless--> express ---wired--> computers
    will work from any router.
     
  5. kamin99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks for the illustration , Now I get it
    cheers for that
     

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