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AirPort Utility 6.x: Use multiple base stations in an Ethernet network

Use multiple base stations in an Ethernet network

You can set up multiple base stations to create a single wireless network (known as a “roaming” network).

  1. Connect all the base stations to the same subnet on your Ethernet network and give the same network name and password to each device.
  2. To assign IP addresses to clients on the network using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), set up one device as the DHCP server.
    • Open AirPort Utility, located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder. Select the base station you want to set up as a DHCP server, then click Edit.

    • Click Network, then choose DHCP Only from the Router Mode pop-up menu.

      Make sure the base station assigns a range of real IP addresses. Private IP addresses used by Network Address Translation (NAT) cannot be used for roaming.

  3. Set up the other base stations as bridges by turning off DHCP and NAT.
    • In AirPort Utility, select the base station you want to set up as a bridge, then click Edit.

    • Click Network, and then choose Off (Bridge Mode) from the Router Mode pop-up menu.

Last Modified: Nov 6, 2013
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