Network advice needed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rcmorgan540, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. rcmorgan540 macrumors member

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    Jun 22, 2009
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    Hello, I need some advice on how to set this up. This is what I have in the mix:

    - Linksys WRT-54G (DDWRT Running ((Main Router))
    - Mac Mini wired to router Ext. HDD serves media to ATV's
    - Old iMac 802.11b (?)
    - 2003 PPC G5 Wired
    - Mac Mini Late 2010 (N Wireless) Ext. HDD serves all media
    - 2 Apple TV (new) Jailbroken and running Plex
    - Xbox 360 (currently wired to Linksys WRT-54G DDWRT Client mode

    I have a new model Airport Extreme (N) that is still in the box and not being used.

    My house is 90% on one level (about 2800 square feet). I have a small loft above the garage which is where the PPC and old imac and mini are housed. The cable modem and router are up there as well.

    I pulled the plug on the new airport extreme because the signal was nowhere near as strong as the linksys running ddwrt. I was also having trouble getting the xbox to connect to the router wirelessly if any encryption was on (WEP , WPA , WPA2 ... did not matter)

    I want the 2 ATV's to use the N. I am streaming from that computers external storage.

    Any ideas? Should I ditch the Airport extreme and buy a new N Router? Use another router as a repeater ..... any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mrbash macrumors 6502

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    Aug 10, 2008
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    If you are just looking to extend your network, you can get an Airport Express. Its configuration lets you extend the network of any existing wifi network.
     

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