AirPort Extreme for wireless to wired connection?

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  1. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

    Gwendolini

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    Hi.

    Can I setup an older AEBS to catch a WiFi signal (from a newer AEBS) and then use the Ethernet port to connect to the network? Only for Internet, no file sharing.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    @Gwendolini Yes. You would need it in extend mode as there is no working join mode on Extremes.
     
  3. Shamgar macrumors regular

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    What you're looking for is called a wireless bridge, and yes, it will work. Set up your secondary base station to Extend a Wireless Network from your primary station in Airport Utility, and anything plugged into the ethernet ports of either base station will be part of the same local network.
     
  4. Gwendolini thread starter macrumors 6502

    Gwendolini

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    Thank you both for the help. Will see Saturday if that works.
    That way I can return the spotty WDN 4800 PCIe card.
     

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