Home network question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bob616, May 26, 2012.

  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    I have a Time Capsule and an Airport Extreme in my home. The Time Capsule is in a corner of the house connected to the cable modem and the Airport Extreme is in the middle of the house connected to the time capsule through an Ethernet cable. As of know I have both of them broadcasting separate wifi networks with different SSIDs. Is there anyway that I can set them up so that they have the same SSID and my devices switch between them depending on which has the stronger network?
  2. btbrossard, May 26, 2012
    Last edited: May 26, 2012

    btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008

    I don't have a time capsule and an extreme to test, but I can set my extreme to extend a wireless network. I would imagine you can do the same thing on a time capsule.

    I use an Extreme as my main router and an Express to extend the network with the same SSID so that devices can roam seamlessly between both networks.

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  3. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    What you're looking to do is called a "Roaming Network" in Apple's vernacular. This is the ideal way to extend a network between two AEBS/TC devices since you'll get maximum throughput between devices connected on opposite routers.

    Here's the Apple KB on the subject.
  4. bob616 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    That looks like exactly what I need. Thank you! Hopefully the devices will know when to switch between the base stations.

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