Use Airport Express to create WiFi

tacticalvi

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Original poster
Oct 24, 2013
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Hi,

I'm currently living in a college that does not offer wireless but allows the use of routers. I purchased an airport express to create a wireless network; I've connected it to the ethernet wall port using an ethernet cable.

Initially internet did not work. After I set it to bridge mode, internet worked but I still not two status errors: no dns server and internet connection. Also, my iPhone (5S) could not connect.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

jonbravo77

macrumors 6502a
Feb 20, 2008
999
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Phoenix, AZ
Hi,

I'm currently living in a college that does not offer wireless but allows the use of routers. I purchased an airport express to create a wireless network; I've connected it to the ethernet wall port using an ethernet cable.

Initially internet did not work. After I set it to bridge mode, internet worked but I still not two status errors: no dns server and internet connection. Also, my iPhone (5S) could not connect.

Any help would be appreciated.
Do you know if you have to register the Express with the college's IT department? The IT department may have to put the Express's MAC address into their system to allow it to be recognized and be given an IP address and DNS address.

EDIT: What AppleNewton just said.. :)
 

tacticalvi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 24, 2013
15
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they may need to provision the MAC Address (Ethernet ID). how about extending the network instead?
Do you know if you have to register the Express with the college's IT department? The IT department may have to put the Express's MAC address into their system to allow it to be recognized and be given an IP address and DNS address.

EDIT: What AppleNewton just said.. :)
I don't think so because others have been able to setup their router by just simply plugging it in (didn't need to contract IT department). Not sure if it makes a difference but the other routers were all non Apple.
 
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