Airport Extreme: WAN Port Question

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  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816

    Woodcrest64

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    My home network looks something like this...


    Internet Cable Modem ----->Router------->Computers


    I want to hook up a Airport extreme up to my other router but can I use the WAN port to do that if I turn DHCP hosting off? Example Below... or do I have to use the one of the Ethernet ports?

    Modem -> Router (upstairs) -> Airport Extreme (downstairs)-> Computers
     
  2. andymodem macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just use a standard switch downstairs?
     
  3. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Woodcrest64

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    I want the USB port for my printer and I need wifi down there too. The house needs two wifi routers because of its layout.
     
  4. andymodem macrumors 6502a

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    Are you going to be running two seperate wireless networks? Not sure if the Airport Extreme will extend a non-Apple wireless network (Extending allows you to have 1 SSID). I have an Extreme hooked up to my FiOS upstairs, and then downstairs I have an Express that is extending the 2.4ghz N network.
     

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