Airport Express

jakesaunders27

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Hi All
I'm looking at buying the new Airport Express, at the moment we have internet coming into a Netgear Router which gives off 2 Wifi networks but connected to the router we also have a Time Capsule, so i was thinking if i buy a Airport Express I will be able to have a wired network in my bedroom if i just connect a switch to the Express because current circumstances don't allow me to run a cable from the kit downstairs to my room so will this work and if so how would i set it up etc.

Thanks

Jake
 

alexk403

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Jul 24, 2012
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Wouldn't it me better to get rid of the netgear router and and have your internet in going straight into the time capsule, and that acting as the main router since a time capsule is a backup system as well as an airport extreme?
 

jakesaunders27

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Wouldn't it me better to get rid of the netgear router and and have your internet in going straight into the time capsule, and that acting as the main router since a time capsule is a backup system as well as an airport extreme?
Because we live in a bigish house and the time capsule wifi signal is rubbish. Do you think what i want to do will work?

Jake
 

robgendreau

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Jul 13, 2008
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OK...so you've got a Netgear doing wifi. And it doesn't reach your bedrm.

And you've got a TC attached to the Netgear; ethernet??

And you need wifi in the bdrm.

Why not just move the TC to the bdrm and have it re-broadcast from there??
 

jakesaunders27

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Jan 23, 2012
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OK...so you've got a Netgear doing wifi. And it doesn't reach your bedrm.

And you've got a TC attached to the Netgear; ethernet??

And you need wifi in the bdrm.

Why not just move the TC to the bdrm and have it re-broadcast from there??

Sorry I think I'm confusing everyone the wifi (from the netgear) reaches my room but I can't run a cable up to my room from the router, Becuase I just want Ethernet in my room for my pc, raspberry pi, nas, and soon my MacBook air. So just wanted to know if the airport express is the device I need for this, is that a better explanation

Thanks for all the help so far guys
 

jakesaunders27

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Jan 23, 2012
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skorpien

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Jan 14, 2008
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Yes.

WIRELESS BRIDGE MODE

Use the Xtreme N™ Duo Wireless Bridge / Access Point (DAP-1522) to connect up to 4 Ethernet-enabled devices such as Game Consoles, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), and Digital Media Adapters (DMA) to your wireless network.