Timecapsule to Airport Express Ethernet Bridge?

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  1. maxxaddict macrumors newbie

    maxxaddict

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    Is it possible to use an Time Capsule to connect to an airport express with a router plugged into it?

    I have a small network at home, and would like to have another computer (old PowerMac g4, no wireless card) and my xbox 360 in my basement. I don't want to run cables. Is it possible to connect a router to my airport express and use it to bridge the wired computers wirelessly to the time capsule upstairs? I know it's possible to use the airport express as an extension to the wireless as a WDS but I haven't found anything online about using it as a bridge.
     
  2. Cyclotrode macrumors regular

    Cyclotrode

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    It's not documented, but you can set up an Airport Express as an ethernet bridge without using WDS. The following thread explains how to do it:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=674659

    Not sure about adding a router to it, but it should work if you have a spare one laying around...just plug the AE into one of the LAN ports instead of the WAN. If you don't have a spare router, get a switch instead.
     
  3. maxxaddict thread starter macrumors newbie

    maxxaddict

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    Thanks alot Cyclotrode, I'll give it a try tonight and see how it goes.
     

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