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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

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I am trying to connect my g4 ibook to both an airport express and a linksys wireless router. I have my internet being broadcasted wirelessly using the linksys router. I have an airport express connect to a usb printer and my stereo. I cannot read any signal from my airport express. Is it possible to connect to both a router for internet and an airport for printing and music at the same time? Can an airport extreme wireless card in my computer handle 2 connections at once? is there any reason why my airport express wouldn't be broadcasting a signal? I had it hooked up to broadcast my internet at one point and it worked flawlessly, but i have to move it away from my cable modem, so i bought the linksys. Is it possible to connect to both at once? If so, how?
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Not possible to connect to both at the same time but why not just use the express for everything?
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Thanks for the info, unfortunately my cable modem is in an area that i really don't want my printer and my stereo. They are in different rooms.
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Get another Airport Express to act in place of the Linksys. Then you can use them to expand your network and handle the printer and such. I have 3 in my house and have the printer on a satellite express. I also have hardware connected to the two satellite expresses by the Ethernet port using the expresses as a wireless bridge to non-wireless devices. Whole thing works seamlessly.
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Why not simply set up the airport express on the same network as the linksys? Is there some reason they won't work together? Set the airport up to be a part of the network with the linksys as the master. The Airport can then be accessed as part of the main network with no issues, and you can print/play music all you want.


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Why not simply set up the airport express on the same network as the linksys? Is there some reason they won't work together? Set the airport up to be a part of the network with the linksys as the master. The Airport can then be accessed as part of the main network with no issues, and you can print/play music all you want.
How would you go about setting the airport up to be a part of the network with the linksys as the master?
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Not sure if this will work with the LINKSYS but it will with the Airport Extreme
as the wireless router and up to 3 Airport Express as a slave.
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How would you go about setting the airport up to be a part of the network with the linksys as the master?
Open up Airport Utility and under the wireless options there should be a "join wireless network as a client" option.
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Not sure if this will work with the LINKSYS but it will with the Airport Extreme
as the wireless router and up to 3 Airport Express as a slave.
You'd need to use an Airport Extreme or Time capsule if you wanted to connect the Express to extend the range of the network.

But to act as just a client on the network the airport express will be fine with the linksys router.

As Aptmunich says just configure the Airport Express as a client and connect the ibook and the Airport Express to the wireless network created by the Linksys router.

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