Extending network using Airport Express

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  1. redskop09 macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure this has been asked before but please be patient with me.

    I'm thinking of getting a Time Machine 1T since the price dropped but I wanted to know if I can extend my network with using my (kinda new) Airport Express or do I have to swap them and make the TM as the main server (not a techie so I dont know how to call it) and then use the Airport Express to extend the network. Or, I do have an old Linksys Wifi router, can I use the Linksys as my main router then use the TM to extend the network? The reason being is that I live in a tropical country and the main server isn't in my room (usually AC'd) and so I want to keep the TC in my room and not risk overheating it.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    It would be ideal to make the TC the main router and have the express extend.
     
  3. redskop09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ideal, how so?
     
  4. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious how you would accomplish in making the Airport Express into a router. It's breadth of function is to extend the signal and provide AirTunes.

    Why don't you try using your Linksys as your main gateway to the net; have the TM route to that and the Express extend the signal even further.
     

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