Airport Express LAN Port when joining an existing wireless network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SpaceMagic, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    Hi all,

    I have a Cable wireless router in the front room of our house. I also have an Airport Express in another room which is connected to the Netgear's wireless network so that I can get AirTunes and Printer wirelessly.

    However, I want to add a computer to the LAN/WAN port on the airport express too. But the wan/lan port isn't active, in fact seems dead.

    I know it isn't dead, as when you have the airport express making its own network the lan works. It's just when the airport connects to another wireless for some reason it locks it?!?!?!

    Can you help!!

    Thanks,
    SM
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    If it's a new N express (released March 2008), you can, there is a check box for "allow ethernet clients" under where you set up the network to join.

    on the older B/G express, you can not do it.
     
  3. SpaceMagic thread starter macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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