Help With my Aiport Network

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by doucy2, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. doucy2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    ok a have a preexisting netowrk with the dual ethernet snow airport wireless b station
    i have a pc hooked up to it via ethernet cable
    and have my quicksilver and ibook via wireless airport cards

    my question is i have another airport station (same kind) and i want to connect it to my existing network and extend the wireless range on my laptop
    so im looink for help on how to set that up

    any help is appreciated

  2. budugu macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I am not sure but airport 'b' only stations have some issues with being used in WDS mode. Anyway google or do mac help for WDS it should help you. You basically want to set the other station in WDS mode using airport admin utility and join the existing network. OR you can use a network wire to connect the LAN port of main station to the WAN port of the second station. it is called Network bridging or some thing. But the key words are WDS and network bridge (i have read mostly about AExtreme stations being used this way) and there seems to be a penality in the speed anyway if you use WDS.
  3. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    ill look some more any more help would be appreciated from ne one else
  4. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    ne one else with help
    i tried a few things but nothing worked
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Don't know if the old AirPorts will be able to use WDS, but maybe read this all the same. :)

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