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#19467 - 12/03/11 09:51 AM Re: Internet is slow in the next room [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Time machine is only being used with the desktop imac.

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#19530 - 12/08/11 12:39 AM Re: Internet is slow in the next room [Re: kevs]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
You might want to check out an article in today's Globe and Mail:
Say bye to Wi-Fi, powerlines can juice your home network

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#19700 - 12/17/11 01:52 PM Re: Internet is slow in the next room [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/04/09
It turns out that my post above wasn't exactly accurate, if not to say incorrect. While you may be able to 'extend' non-Apple WiFi networks ('A'} with an Airport Express ('B') using AirPort Utility, this doesn't necessarily mean that you'll get full functionality.

For instance, with regard to network extension, one way to check which base station you're actually connecting to is to Option-click the Airport icon in your Mac's menu bar. This will then show (in dimmed text) the SSID/MAC of the actual WiFi source below the (checked) name of the extended WiFi base station ('A'). This ID will likely NOT be that of the AE extending the network ('B'). However, such an AE will work to wirelessly connect printers and hard disks.

That said, it still appears to be possible to do a 'real' and fully functional extension of (certain) non-Apple WiFi networks with AEs, depending on the capabilities of the base stations involved. These capabilities may need to be enhanced with firmware upgrades to support such network extensions. I'll bring up some details in a new thread on the topic (Adding WDS to Linksys WRT300N v1.1), seeking more information about this.
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#20025 - 01/09/12 09:42 AM Re: Internet is slow in the next room [Re: alternaut]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
JOE/ others.
things going good, one question. The laptop, the name is KEVS-EXT. But the laptop seems to default over to Kevs, which is the name of the main router. I don't know why Netgear had to make a new name for the extender. Any ideas on this? thanks.

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