"Extend A Wireless Network"?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Mac In School, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    If I have one Airport Extreme set to "extend a wireless network" of another Airport Extreme, will it do so via the ethernet connection, if they are hard-wired together? Or will it connect wirelessly? Or, do I have a choice? :)
  2. beanybean macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2005
    Both, I believe. All switches will extend each other when hardwired, but only some, like the airport, have the ability to also act as a wireless extender.
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Like the above said. But if you're extending your network with two AirPorts, I really recommend you use WDS, and set your non-main AirPort as a "Remote Base Station".

    It will all work nicely, with only "one" network visible to the clients.

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