Extending network using Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by redskop09, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. redskop09 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2009
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    It would be ideal to make the TC the main router and have the express extend.
  3. redskop09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2009
    Ideal, how so?
  4. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    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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