"Extend Wireless Network" Question.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Soundburst, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Hey guys,

    Sorry about another thread.

    If I choose "Extend Wireless Network" . . .can I chose to have devices closest to the second base station to connect to that?

    for example I have a PS3 up the stairs close to the "extended" base station. I don't want the PS3 trying to connect to the lower main station one by accident - I'd rather force it to use the base station that's closest (the completely wireless base station).

    Is this possible?

    Thanks a lot for any help.
  2. Biolizard macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    London, United Kingdom
    The client devices will connect to the base station that gives them the strongest connection; from the user point of view only one network exists. The decision about which base station to connect to is done behind the scenes.

    If the second base station is close to the PS3, it's highly unlikely that the PS3 would make a connection with the one downstairs since it's logically always going to get a stronger signal from the one upstairs closer to it. If it does though, you won't know about it without querying your Airport devices, and it's in the best interest of the PS3 because it means the lower base station is giving the best signal. But, as I said, that's unlikely.

    Simple answer: the "Extend Wireless Network" protocol is designed to 'just work', don't try to force anything. You can't, and you really don't need to.

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