Help! Airport Extreme N & airport Express G

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by omegaphil6, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2002
    Fort Myers Florida
    alright, i need some help here. I recently replaced my airport Express with an airport Extreme N for airdisk purposes, but now i want to take it to the next level.

    I understand that if i have the Airport Extreme N unit set to allow ALL 802 protocols then all the "N" hardware will operate at "g" speeds. SO Here is what i want to do, tell me/help me get it going.

    I have:

    Airport Extreme N
    Airport Express G (currently not using)
    2 Macbooks (both N enabled)
    AppleTV (N enabled)
    iMac alum (N enabled)
    2 iPhones (G)
    iBook G4 (G)
    Nintendo Wii (G)
    HP Photosmart (G)

    How can i set the Airport Extreme to N network only (allowing the fastest connection for the iMac, Macbooks and AppleTV) and then extend the network to the Airport Express G for the iPhones, iBook, Wii & HP?

    If i setup the Extreme for N only then technically wouldnt the Express not be able to see the Extreme?

    If its possible, then by having the Express connected via G, am i right back to where i was, "downgrading" the N enabled devices back to a G network?

  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    As your airport express is the old one, you cannot extend a N network with that. Hence what I would recommend is that: You set up your airport extreme for those N enabled computers. And then you hook up physically the airport express to the airport extreme via an ethernet cable. This way, the airport express would create a secondary network for those B and G macs.

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