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Airport Express.

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by BoomAM, 16 May 2006.

  1. BoomAM


    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

    Posts: 16,204

    Location: Atlanta, USA

    A friend of mine is looking at a way of extending his wireless network range.
    I suggested an Airport Express because its small, easyily moveable, and provides several other functions that would be handy for him.

    What i want to know is, does he need an Apple access point for it to function as a repeater?
    Offically, Apple says it does, but i cant see any reason why it would need one, wireless is wireless at the end of the day.
    The only thing i can think of is that the automatic configuration software wont work with non-Apple access points.

  2. NutritioN

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,441

    Location: EC1V

    Bump :) How did you get on with this?
  3. EVH


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,790

    Location: Wales

    It'll join any network, but it won't extend a network unless you have an AirPort Extreme base station.

    I think the reason behind this is that Apple have their own configuration utility which is locked down, and you wouldn't be able to configure it to extend a network without using it.
  4. quackers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,727

    Location: Liverpool :-)

    It'll definately work as an access point in a windows network, we had one running for a little while and it was fine it just need to be configured on a mac.