Solved weak home network signal

Apple Airport extreme 5th generation dua...
August 5, 2012 at 11:06:15
Specs: Macintosh
I have a Verizon router with biltin wireless. I want to use my Apple Extreme for my home network. Can this work?

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August 7, 2012 at 07:13:56
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Sure, just don't create a WLAN on your verizon device. Configure and connect your apple device and let it handle the WLAN. Check for a "disable wireless" setting on your router and if there is one, disable it.

NOTE: You'll want to give the apple device a static IP within the subnet created on the LAN side of your router.

For example, lets say your router's LAN IP is with Subnet Mask

Check the DHCP Scope configured on your router. Chances are it will be something like the following: to

You want to confirm the scope so you can statically assign an IP address that is not in the DHCP Scope to your device. This would preclude any chance of a duplicate IP. As per the above example, I would use something like the following:
AP IP Address:

The IP of the wireless device has to be part of the subnet as configured on your router in order for it to work and have clients connecting to it get proper TCP/IP settings from the router's DHCP server.

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