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One fix for an Airport Express / Extreme problem
Authored by: iordonez on Aug 17, '07 12:17:03PM

Reset the Express to factory mode
When it comes up again connect to it (should be generic SSID name)
Open Airport Utiltiy and let it walk you though assisted setup
Setup the Express to Extend your network

Airport Utility will configure both your Express and Extreme the CORRECT way allowing for WDS to work. Manually configuring WDS can be tough and most of the times wont work as it needs to be EXACTLY perfect.

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One fix for an Airport Express / Extreme problem
Authored by: frankxiv on Nov 20, '07 02:57:04PM

This is exactly right. Before trying this I had tried to manually set up the WDS and every time the main device (AirPort 802.11n) would have a WDS error. After resetting my old AirPort Extreme and following the guided setup instead of trying to do it manually it works. It took a bit of time for both routers to reset themselves at the end but when they finished everything was as it should be. The funny part is that I was on the phone with Apple tech support waiting for someone to pick up and I found this tip. By the time the person picked up everything was up and running.

Interesting.



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