Airport Express Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lethalillness, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. lethalillness macrumors member

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    I have a D-Link Extreme router, and the wi-fi has issues with my Macbook and such every so often and it drives me absolutely crazy. But I have 2 wired computers and a Xbox 360 that never have a problem plugged into the router via ethernet. I was wondering if I bought a Airport Express and plugged it into the 4th port of my router rather then into modem would it have enough juice to transfer the wi-fi?

    I don't want to spend the extra money on a more expensive router for some plugs and wi-fi if I can still use my router for wired and send a wire to the Airport for wireless. Yet I don't want to spend the money on the Airport Express if it can't be used like that like some other routers can.
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    It most certainly can be used like that. Just turn off DHCP on the Express (set Connection Sharing to Off (Bridge mode) in manual setup) and you should be good. The D-Link handles the DHCP and the Express acts as another WAP to your network.
     
  3. lethalillness thread starter macrumors member

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