Wireless Extend Mode with 02 AirPort Extreme AC

viettanium

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Hi, can some one help me take screenshot of AirPort Utility network throughput when using
02 AirPort Extreme AC on Wireless Extend Mode?
Thanks
 

techwarrior

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Are you asking how to setup an AP Extreme AC as an access point to extend the network? You probably don't want to do that, the AP line has a single radio that is shared between uplink and client connections, needs to be in close proximity to the main router (for signal strength). Far better performance using Ethernet to connect it to the main router, even if you need to use power line or MOCA adapters to extend WiFi to the secondary location.

That said, in the settings for the unit, set wireless network mode to Extend a Wireless Network. But, I seem to recall Extreme doesn't support this setting, only Express... I may be wrong. If you don't see the Extend option, it is because it is not supported.
 

viettanium

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Do you have a key board? It’s because to take a screen shot is the keyboard just read the Apple Support Document How to take a SceneShot on Your Mac.

Apple Support also did a short video to so you:

Are you asking how to setup an AP Extreme AC as an access point to extend the network? You probably don't want to do that, the AP line has a single radio that is shared between uplink and client connections, needs to be in close proximity to the main router (for signal strength). Far better performance using Ethernet to connect it to the main router, even if you need to use power line or MOCA adapters to extend WiFi to the secondary location.

That said, in the settings for the unit, set wireless network mode to Extend a Wireless Network. But, I seem to recall Extreme doesn't support this setting, only Express... I may be wrong. If you don't see the Extend option, it is because it is not supported.
no, i just want to know the throughput of two AirPort Extreme when they are extending. can u take the screenshot for me?
 

techwarrior

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no, i just want to know the throughput of two AirPort Extreme when they are extending. can u take the screenshot for me?
I no longer use AP devices, other than a Time Capsule with WiFi off (for backups).

Figure at least a 50% reduction in bandwidth due to the radio having to do dual purpose. More deterioration if the signal between the two devices is weak or there is interference. The results will be unique to each environment due to dozens of factors. In an ideal environment with little interference (thin walls, few if any competing WiFi signals from neighbors, and limited use of microwaves, radars, wireless devices like bluetooth or keyboards), you could expect about 50% of the AC capacity at best.
 
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