AirPort Help: WDS Setup

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sturob, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. sturob macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2005
    Houston, TX

    I have been using an AEBS + Airport Express to extend the range of my home network for several years. I'm now onto the latest version of the AEBS (the squarish one that looks like a bulemic Mac Mini). I recently bought a new Mac (MBA), and realized that I had forgotten the password for my own network. No problem, I think to myself; how hard can it be to reconfigure the WDS netowrk?

    Oh, wow.

    Anyone have any tips for how to reconfigure this? I can't find (probably because I've thrown away) the CD that came with either the AEBS or the Airport Express, so I do not have the Setup Assistant. I just have the AirPort Utility. I feel like I should be able to set this up, but . . . I have set up the AEBS to be the single entity on the network without any trouble, but I can't seem to see the Express. Despite restarting it. And resetting it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


  2. jwtadmin macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    I just purchased the same setup brand new out of the box today.

    I used the express setup to configure the express as a wireless extension (WDS) after having several failures with it. It just worked.

    Now I have the express set up as a WDS but it disappears after a few min after a restart of the extreme base station. The Express shows up in the wireless clients page with a data rate of 1 and it has no IP in the DHCP table.

    This is disappointing to say the least.

    I too have an MBA. My other clients are all g only.
  3. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    You might look in the keychain for the password. I recently got a Mini and had forgotten the password. Sure enough, it was in keychain.
  4. jwtadmin macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
  5. jwtadmin macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    Still having problems with this... I thought I had it licked but it still was disappearing.

    I can keep it online by continuously pinging the express, but that seems silly.

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