Thanks. This house is for an event lasting a month, and is roughly 4000sq ft. Wiring ethernet won't be ideal, but the extended network should be good enough. I own an extreme and express myself, so am familiar with the concepts, but just needed confirmation from another person that AEBS are far superior in range.3 AEBS beyond a doubt...
if you can wire between them, even better.
Configure Airport Extreme + Extension Station:
1. In AEBS1 setup your wireless network and other DHCP settings as desired. Ensure "Allow this network to be extended" is checked in Airport >> Wireless.
2. In AEBS2 use the setup assistant and:
a. Give it a name and password
b. I want my Airport Extreme to join my current network
c. I want to connect my Airport Extreme to my network using Ethernet to extend my existing wireless network
d. physically connect your AEBS1 LAN 1/2/3 to the WAN port on your AEBS2
e. Select your AEBS1 from the list of devices to connect to...
So glad I found this thread! I'm actually in the works of setting up a brand new wifi network in a friend's house larger than 4000 square feet and thinking that the best way to ensure coverage is 1 AEBS and 4 different AEs. The house isn't just big, it's strangely shaped so getting signal across the whole house on both floors is going to be a huge undertaking. Wasn't sure how I was going to even make sure that the 4 would cover the desired space, but I'm hoping that app helps! Thanks.