WiFi Bridge

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Killerbob, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Killerbob, Jan 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012

    Killerbob macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2008

    I have a network setup where my AirPort Extreme forms the base, and I have a wired TimeCapsule into it, to which most of my MacPro, my NAS, and my Scanner/Printer is connected. Both the APE and the TC broadcasts a WiFi network albeit on different channels. This all works fine.

    Now I'd like to add another TC into the mix, but this one needs to get "into" the network via WiFi, and then have a MediaPlayer and a Game Console wired to it. Is this possible? Can I use a TC as a WiFi bridge?

  2. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008
    why add another time capsule?

    and airport express will work as a bridge, and then plug a USB external drive into you existing extreme or time capsule.

    or if you can get it to connect, move your extreme to be the bridge, and use the time capsule as the main router.
    if you need more ports, a network switch it much MUCH cheaper than any apple networking product.
  3. Killerbob thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2008
    It is a question of location.

    I have the APE in the electronics closet in the garage, and my TC in the office. I want to buy a new TC to have the more space on the HD (3TB vs. 1TB), and would like the guest WiFi option.

    I will then put the new TC in my office, and the old TC in the living-room.

    I have tried a few things, but every time I set the WiFi on the APE as "can be extended", and try to set up the WiFi on the TC as an extension, the whole setup fails.


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