Airport Express base station as wired to wireless bridge?

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  1. fokket macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've searched this and been Googling for 3 days, but couldn't find the same question.


    Few notes.
    * To be used in college residence
    * Has PEAP/LEAP authentication
    * Wired Access only


    therefore what I want to do is use Airport Express base station to use it as
    wired to wireless bridge.


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Siriosys macrumors regular

    Siriosys

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    FWIW, I'm using a similar setup - just a different wireless AP at the other end.

    I have a wired network upstairs comprising of a couple PC's, Server, AE, and a network swtich. Downstairs is a Sim Devices SB3 and the ADSL Router which is functioning as an Access point.

    From memory all I did to get it working was configure the AE using the AirPort Utility as follows:

    Connect your AE to your wired network

    Start up the Apple Airport Utility

    Select Manual Setup from the front screen

    Choose to 'Join a Wireless Network' and fill in the necessary info so that it can connect to the existing wireless network.

    On the 'Internet' tab, choose the 'Off - Bridge Mode' from the connection sharing option at the bottom of the screen which should then enable the wired = wireless bridge capability

    Restart / Save the settings


    and I think that was it.
     
  3. fokket thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Siriosys macrumors regular

    Siriosys

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    Well, according to Apple, the AE supports PEAP/LEAP. Sorry, my config does not use PEAP or LEAP


    Regards
     
  5. fokket thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it mean it can support the wired network that has PEAP authentication?


    Basically I don't want the AE to have another authentication through PEAP, but able to support the network with it.
     
  6. fokket thread starter macrumors regular

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    By the way, I want the AE to be able to provide wireless connection to more than 1 computer.
     
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    The Airport Express support up to 10 computers simultaneously.
     
  8. fokket thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to prevent the AE from distributing its own IP address?
     

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