Airport Extreme Base Station update and 2 on one network?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Thunderhawks, May 11, 2010.

  1. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    Any rumors about an update?

    Also, I want to hook up a second AE Base station on the same ethernet network, but want to buy the latest version of the AE.

    Have an AE base station at my office and want to install it on the other side of the building/warehouse, which is easily 300 yards away.

    Probably need a signal amplifier etc.

    Any advice on how to do this? Did not see anything useful on the internet.

    Thanks :)
  2. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    No update rumors that I know of.

    The maximum length for Cat 5 or Cat 6 is 100m (approximately 100 yards), so you will need either some small switches or signal repeaters set up along the way.

    Once you have the stations physically connected, set the new one into Bridge mode; this means that your office AEBS will do all the DHCP chores, and the warehouse AEBS will act as an extender of sorts for the office AEBS.
  3. Thunderhawks thread starter Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    Thank you, I am looking into some ETHERNET amplifiers and will try Bridge mode.

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