Airport network extension issues

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FearTheD, May 21, 2014.

  1. FearTheD macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2011
    I have extended my main Airport Extreme with 3 Airport Expresses (2 directly, and one of the expresses extends one of the two that are directly connected) throught the house. Now I am having issues with some of the things that are connected to the wifi. For example, on my Xbox and Apple TV, whilst watching Netflix on the extended network, it will randomly disconnect. I dont know if this is because it is switching between routers or if that doesnt matter at all since it is all the same connection. I don't know if this also happens on my other wireless clients, but it is more noticible on the Apple TV and Xbox, since I usually am streaming Netflix and it will just disconnect. Also, on my Xbox, the extended network doesn't even show up. I'm frustrated do not know what to do.
  2. thedeske, May 21, 2014
    Last edited: May 21, 2014

    thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    Turn off the one that's not hardwired and see what happens.
    It's also possible that 4 airports (hard connected or not) is stressing the network speed.
    Yes, switching, but 4? Devices like Apple TV are slow on 1 airport ;)
  3. FearTheD, May 21, 2014
    Last edited: May 22, 2014

    FearTheD thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2011
    This is what it currently looks like. My dad set it up and I just got home from college so as far as I am concerned none are hardwired, and if one is, it is the one on the left. So which one do you suggest turning off?
  4. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    They are all hard wired. Try watching AirPort Utility when the dropouts occur. Click on a base station and see which clients are connected.
  5. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    This should not be happening.

    We have 1 Airport Extreme, old 4th gen N version.
    1 old wallwart single channel.
    2 newer AppleTV like flat versions.

    Wirelessly mirror around. That said, our media PS3/AppleTV is hardwired. We don't use this video devices on the wireless.

    When out at the edge on the 'extender' expresses our Internet speed drops down to about 60mbps. Which should be enough for video, we just don't use it for that.


    They would have dotted lines if they were not hard-wired.
  6. FearTheD thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2011
    So then this is really weird. Because I am currently looking at the bottom right airport in my room right now. The one that that one is an extension of is sitting a few rooms over in the living room. The main Airport Extreme is in my dads room. Not sure about the one on the left.
  7. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Do they all have the latest firmware?
  8. Islanti macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Also make sure you've clicked on each router shown in Airport Utility and entered the password for each.

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