Use for dead Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mierk, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Mierk macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    My WAN port went out on my Airport extreme. I replaced it with another wireless router and want to find a use for the old AE. I have some equipment in my home theater that would benefit from a wired ethernet connection. Can I use my old AE at my home theater location to connect to my wireless network and allow the peripherals (XBOX360, Wii, Blue Ray, etc.) to connect to the internet through the ethernet ports?
  2. jackrv macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011
    If your replacement was another AE, I believe you can use bridged mode to extend the wireless network and give the wired LAN ports access to the network (I have not personally tried this).

    If the new router is not an AE, I do not think this would work. Someone here will most assuredly have more experience with this.
  3. chuffman15 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    Martinsburg, WV
  4. marsmissions macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2010
    Washington, US

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