Airport Express as base station - Time Capsule as extension?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by patashnik, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. patashnik Guest

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    This might be a really simple question, but here goes:
    I have ordered a Time Capsule and an Airport Express. I would prefer to use the Airport Express as the base station connected directly to my cable modem, and put the Time Capsule in a different room to handle the backups. Other than losing the 2.4 and 5 GHz dual capability, are there negative side effects to this that I don't see?

    The reason is limited space available where my cable modem is located.
     
  2. Matthew Yohe, Oct 23, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011

    Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure how you'd "lose" the dual compatibility, since you can host a WDS system on the express, and have the Time Capsule connect to it, and thus extend the network further. Is there something I'm missing?
     

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