New AEBS as Router, Old as Extender?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bbadalucco, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    I just bought one of the new AEBS and am wondering what to do with my old one?

    Could I set the older AEBS somewhere else in my house and use it as a network extender (Wireless N)? If so, would it boot or degrade performance?
  2. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    if you are using the new one to broadcast dual channel - obviously the old one can only receive + broadcast one signal.

    if no one in your household you could set your network to pure 802.11n 5Ghz channel..

    and then use the old one to broadcast the same.

    does this make sense to anyone else?
  3. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    This is what I was hoping for. My new AEBS is set to dual channel - 802.11n 5ghz and 2.4b/g. I was hoping to use my old AEBS to extend the 802.11n network. I like to stream blu ray files from my server to my MBP in the works in the office but the signal is to weak in the bedroom so I figure using the old AEBS as an extender may help?

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