AirPort Extreme network help

comda

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 15, 2011
606
76
Greetings Mac Rumours users!

I'm trying to some research on this topic before running here, but I'm a little stumped. Unsure if I'm doing something wrong, or perhaps what I'm after isn't possible.

I have an Apple Airport Extreme (model number 1408) and temporarily for a few months, need to use it as a wireless adapter for my PC. My mac is running off the wireless connection that's provided to me, however, id like the airport to pick up the wireless signal and transfer it VIA its ethernet ports to my 2 PC's sitting here that don't have wireless.

I went in, reset the airport, and joined a network using the airport utility, but the PC states its connected, but no internet coming through.

Yes, i understand there are PLENTY of cheap wireless adapters available, but within 4 months, I will be back to having a wired connection back from the wall, and the Airport will be working as a wireless router again.

Can anyone offer any help and or suggestions? I tried extending the connection, but it continuously fails and flashes orange. Thank you for your help in advance.
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
9,171
479
Elkton, Maryland
Greetings Mac Rumours users!

I'm trying to some research on this topic before running here, but I'm a little stumped. Unsure if I'm doing something wrong, or perhaps what I'm after isn't possible.

I have an Apple Airport Extreme (model number 1408) and temporarily for a few months, need to use it as a wireless adapter for my PC. My mac is running off the wireless connection that's provided to me, however, id like the airport to pick up the wireless signal and transfer it VIA its ethernet ports to my 2 PC's sitting here that don't have wireless.

I went in, reset the airport, and joined a network using the airport utility, but the PC states its connected, but no internet coming through.

Yes, i understand there are PLENTY of cheap wireless adapters available, but within 4 months, I will be back to having a wired connection back from the wall, and the Airport will be working as a wireless router again.

Can anyone offer any help and or suggestions? I tried extending the connection, but it continuously fails and flashes orange. Thank you for your help in advance.
The AirPort Extreme is only capable of that function when the main base station is another AirPort and the Extreme is set to "Extend". The functionality with "Join a Network" is sadly limited to the AirPort Express.
 

comda

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 15, 2011
606
76
The AirPort Extreme is only capable of that function when the main base station is another AirPort and the Extreme is set to "Extend". The functionality with "Join a Network" is sadly limited to the AirPort Express.
well the option to join a network is there. but it doesn't appear to work the way i want it to..
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
9,171
479
Elkton, Maryland
well the option to join a network is there. but it doesn't appear to work the way i want it to..
Depending on the version of AirPort Utility used, there are ways to get the Join option to appear on an AirPort Extreme. That being said, it is completely unsupported and is never supposed to show as an option on an Extreme - only the AirPort Express.
 
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