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Connect two wireless routers on same network "n and g"

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I have an apple airport extreme and an apple airport express

I want to hook them up to my Comcase cable modem and use them on the same network.

I have several "n" devices; Apple TV, MacBook, iMac and several "g" devices; powerbook G4, mac mini, Tivo wireless receiver and IBM PC

Can someone explain or send me a diagram of how i connnect the airport express to the airport extreme so I can take advantage of both speeds while at the same time accessing all the computers and TiVos through the network?
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You only need to use the airport extreme. All the other devices will work on it.
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I do get all the devices to work on the airport extreme but they default to the "g" speed. I would like to use my MacBook Pro, Apple TV and iMac at the "n" speed.
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In that case, the wired connections should be as follows: Cable Modem ---> Airport Extreme (n) --> Airport Express (g).

Set your SSIDs as 'Something N' and 'Something G,' and then connect your equipment to the appropriate SSID. Make sure that only the Extreme router is providing DHCP and DNS information, and that the Express is basically passing packets only.

Note: I've done this with Linksys setups, but not Airports. However, the theory is sound. PM me if you run into trouble.

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