Help: Adding TC or AEBS to existing network in my house

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kormaster, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. kormaster macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    My condo is wired in every room with ethernet port. In my master bedroom
    This is how it is hooked up.
    Cable modem --> Linksys WGR50G router (WPA wireless also)--> 8 port Hub -> to everyroom.

    Here is the problem.
    I have my office in the loft. My only printer and a PC (wired connection) is there. In the livingroom, I am using my iMac (wirelessly) Whenever I want to print, I have to make sure the Loft PC is on since it is being used as a print server. This is getting really annoying. I do need to hook up my printer to a network server (a printer server) but I also want to TM my iMac data too.

    So, Can I piggyback TC or AEBS to ehternet jack in the loft and provide another wireless (811.N speed from TC or AEBS) and add backup drives to it?

    SO my new scheme would look like this:
    Cable modem --> Linksys Router --> 8 port Hub --> upstairs Loft ethernet jack --> TC or AEBS (providing another wireless signal as 811.N mode to rest of the house) / printer server / hook up USB backup HD

    I guess the Linksys would give DHCP assigned address and TC/AEBS would not know what to do with it and provide another layer of wireless signal on top of Linksys wireless signal?
  2. Jayrod macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2006
    You sure can. When you set up the TC or AEBS, one of the setup options is to extend your current network. That will allow you to use the USB port on the base station for your printer.

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