Extending Network with Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RNVarma, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. RNVarma macrumors regular

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    Hey:

    Here's my setup:

    AirPort Extreme 5th Generation (main network) with 2.4ghz at channel 1 and 5ghz at channel 161
    AirPort Express 802.11n 3rd Generation (extends my main network) with 2.4ghz at channel 1 and 5ghz at channel 36

    [The network name is the same for both ghz networks]


    My question is: does it matter that my 5ghz network is under two different channels?

    If I wanted to change the AirPort Express channel for 5gh, how would I do that? I tried to change it via the Windows 7 Airport utility and via my iPhone and iPad, but to no avail.


    Thanks,
     
  2. drsox macrumors 65816

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    About your last point. Look at Advanced>WiFi Settings>Radio Channel
     
  3. RNVarma thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, perhaps because its extending the network, the channel selection box is greyed-out and is stuck in automatic mode for the Express. I still have the ability to change the channels for the Extreme, but if my Express is in automatic mode, they wouldn't likely stay the same for too long.
     

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