Airport express on secure wired network

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

  1. stebia macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2010
    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

    Oct 10, 2006
    Check with your university to see if this is allowed or against the rules.
  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    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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