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Airport Express: turning SSID on and off

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Airport Express: turning SSID on and off Reply with quote

OK, "create a closed network" is turning SSID off.

Is "create an extended network turning on SSID? If not, where is the enable box located and what does it say?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They aren't one in the same. I'm pretty sure you can extend without broadcasting the SSID.

To extend -> AirPort Utilty -> Manual Setup -> AirPort -> Wireless -> Allow this network to be extended.

To close -> AirPort Utilty -> Manual Setup -> AirPort -> Wireless -> Wireless Options -> Create a closed network.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aquaman wrote:
They aren't one in the same. I'm pretty sure you can extend without broadcasting the SSID

To extend -> AirPort Utilty -> Manual Setup -> AirPort -> Wireless -> Allow this network to be extended.

To close -> AirPort Utilty -> Manual Setup -> AirPort -> Wireless -> Wireless Options -> Create a closed network.


Aha!!!! "Wireless Options"....that's the button I forgot about!

Yeah, I really didn't believe that Apple would write the program to change the dialog depending on whether the ssid was turned on or off.

THANKS, AQUAMAN!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. It took me a little while to learn my way around the AirPort Utility. I just got an AirPort Extreme along with a MacBook Pro a few months ago. I was a Belkin man before that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U DA MAN!!!!
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