Best way to add Airport Express to my Netgear router

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  1. phillytim, Sep 4, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012

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    phillytim

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    Philadelphia, PA
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    Hey everyone: I just got the new 2nd gen Airport Express base station.

    What's the best way to set it up to work with my current Netgear WNDR3800 802.11n network router? I currently have a 2.4Ghz SSID called TWOFOUR and a 5Ghz SSID called FIVE, both working simultaneously.

    I'd like to utilize the simultaneous dual-band Airport Express so that my 2.4Ghz iPhone and 5Ghz Mac can AirPlay to the speakers I have connected to the Airport Express.

    What do I need to do to accomplish this?

    And, should I connect the AE wirelessly or plug into the Netgear router via the LAN port?

    Thanks so much for any advice! :)
    Tim

    [PS: Currently, I have the AE joining to my net wirelessly (without Ethernet) and it only allows me to AirPlay from the iPhone 2.4Ghz, AirPlay doesn't work from my 5Ghz Mac.]
     
  2. phillytim thread starter macrumors 6502a

    phillytim

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    Hey thanks for all the help guys; didn't mean to disrupt anyone.

    Got it set up myself through finding this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4587

    In the section "Connecting to an existing Wi-Fi network as part of a legacy WDS or Extended Network".

    Go back to sleep!
     

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