Creating a WDS Network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by htdefiant, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. htdefiant macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    I have done an extensive search of the forums, and a lot has been written about this subject, but none of it seems to answer my question (either none of it actually answers the question, or I am just dumb). Here is my situation. I have one Airport Extreme Base Station that is hooked in via ethernet to my Comcast cable modem. Also, I have one Airport Express that is hooked in to my surround sound system across the house. So far, no WDS system has been implemented. What I would like to do is continue to use my AEBS where it is, continue to stream music to the Express, and add another express to the second floor to boost the signal up there.
    In order to accomplish this, I assume I need to create a WDS network. So, I would make the AEBS the Main, the Music Express a remote, and the new, third one a remote? Also, what is the difference between a remote and a relay?

  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Just reset your current Express, then tell it to extend the network. It will automatically setup the WDS for you. Then when you get the next one, just do the same thing. You want to use them as relays, remotes will receive the signal, but not rebroadcast it, whereas relays will rebroadcast it.

  3. htdefiant thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    For argument's sake, could I set the AEBS as the main, then the music express as a relay, and the new one as a relay.
    Also, what does a remote actually do?

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