Computer is 2' away from router but won't connect!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by icrude, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. icrude macrumors regular

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    So I have an AirPort Extreme like 30 feet away. I am usin my older airport express in my office to extend the network. My mac is sitting here right in front of me, as is my coworkers, but when I check airport utility, they are both connected to the extreme which again is 30' away, not the express which is 2' away. Why is that?
     
  2. ratpH1nk macrumors newbie

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    Is it an extended network or 2 separate networks? They aren't fighting each other with NAT and DHCP are they?
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    If the Express is only 2 feet away then it's probably better to be connected directly to the Extreme. Perhaps that is the reason!
     
  4. icrude thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I just used airport utility to create the extended network and didn't change any settings so I doubt they are fighting each other.

    Why if the express is so close would it be better to be connected with the extreme?
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    If the AE is getting about the same reception as the Mac then you're skipping the lag created by going through it. Sorta like a direct flight from Baltimore to Denver as compared to one that stops in Charlotte.
     
  6. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    Isn't the Express wireless-n only? If the Extreme is ac, then I'm not surprised that the iMac connected to it.
     

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