Airport express on secure wired network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by stebia, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. stebia macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to connect an Airport Express base station to a wired network requiring authentication?

    I'm using the university network which requires a user name and a password and bought an AE to set up a private wifi network for my mac, ipod touch and printer, without considering this.

    I've tried a few things but haven't found anything useful. I guess sharing the connection via my mac's Airport would be possible, but how do I set up the AE to extend the mac's wireless network while it's connected to it? It can't be done from an ipod touch, can it?
     
  2. JKitterman macrumors member

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    Check with your university to see if this is allowed or against the rules.
     
  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    Chicago
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    You should try this (works at my Uni):
    Turn off DHCP server on the AEX (used to be a check box for "Distribute IP addresses in Airport Admin - turn that Off).
    Then the AEX will be working as a wireless access point, but the University DHCP server will be giving IP addresses.
     

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