Forum Question: how to set up 2 airport extremes

I’m new to the mac world i was advised to purchase an additional airport extreme for security and to help with all the computers in my house my iMac 27″ has a built in airport extreme,how do i hook the external one up to my iMac so i can use the external one as my main wifi thank you for any help on this
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thomas

Comments: 4 Responses to “how to set up 2 airport extremes”

    10/7/11 @ 8:19 am

    There is no such thing as a “built in airport extreme.”
    Perhaps you are thinking that your Mac has built in wi-fi (all Macs do).
    Just hook your Airport Extreme to your DLS or cable modem, and then connect to it using the wi-fi on your Mac. Then run the application “Airport Utility” to set it up.

    thomas
    10/7/11 @ 6:25 pm

    sorry for the mistake if I’m mistaken like i said I’m new to the mac world on the box that my iMac 27″came in it says built in airport extreme wireless networking 802.11n/2 and bluetooth 2.1 but when i up graded to mac lion its now titled wifi on the icon.what is weird though when i pull up my airport utility it doesn’t show the internal wifi that i have should it ? i want to use the external a/e i bought as the main wifi but i didn’t know if it could hook them both up and not mess up the internal a/e also the friend i bought it from gave me a cable to run from the external a/e to the iMac didn’t know how that worked either
    thank you for your time and knowledge gary i wouldn’t know as much as i do about my mac without your video`s and your website and the forum contributers

      10/7/11 @ 6:55 pm

      Airport Utility applies on to “base stations” like the Airport Extreme you bought. You usually have one “base station” and one or more computers with wifi. Your Airport Utility allows you to configure the base station. Your Mac connects to it.
      It is like your Airport Extreme is the cell phone tower, and your computer is a phone.

    thomas
    10/7/11 @ 8:37 pm

    that is great i get it it works great now like i said your the best thank you

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