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Mister Tud Reputable. Oct 20, 2 0 4, 0. I purchased the Wireless-N Repeater. I am running Yosemite. I also have an IPhone 4S. Posted on Apr 24, 7: Apr 24, 7: There are no settings on the AirPort to allow the Netgear If the Netgear product requires an Ethernet connection for its setup, then you could use a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to accomplish that task with your MBP.
Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - Apple. While it is possible Apple has designed their wireless "extend" or "repeat" feature to only allow other Apple products to be compatible with each other, so my opinion would be that it is doubtful that the Netgear product would be compatible with an Apple product to do what you ask. The Netgear product would probably work if you could connect it back to the AirPort using a permanent, wired Ethernet cable connection, but here again, this is a question for a Netgear support forum.
Apr 24, 8: What model of AirPort Extreme do you have? Is this the "tall" or "tower" shaped version, or one of the older "flat or square" versions of the product? What model of AirPort Express? It sounds like this is not the current two-Ethernet port version and is an older one- Ethernet port version. Look on the side of the Express in the fine print to find the model number. It will likely be either A or A Hopefully, it is A Page content loaded. I came to the Apple site first because the Extreme is the basis of my system, not the Netgear.
If the Netgear were the basis, I would have done the opposite. And I would presume they would say go to the Apple site. They can if you are using Apple routers with each other. But, the AirPorts cannot wirelessly "extend" or "repeat" a signal from a third party router. Whether or not the Netgear would work with an Apple product is open to question.
My opinion is that it would not be compatible with an Apple router for the feature that you are looking for. If the roles were reversed and the Netgear was your "main" router and you wanted to wirelessly extend or repeat with the AirPort, then it would be all up to the AirPort to do this, so it would make sense to ask about this on an Apple support forum OK, next question. Apr 24, 9: OK, thanks. I'll assume that they have been updated with the current or recent firmware versions. At least, that is what they are supposed to do.
In practice, most non-commercial units are just extenders in disguise.
Wireless Network Repeater, Booster, or Extender?
The real repeaters are the expensive, top-of-the-line units you only see in specialty industrial electronics shops. However, they are not the best option. That would be getting a true repeater. Most wireless network repeater packages will give you two routers. One serves as your main router for the main signal.
What does a Wireless Repeater Do?
The other amplifies and retransmits it. You can also buy single-router repeater setups that will let you use your current equipment as is. Either way, you want the repeater package that offers the power to reach the range and coverage you need. However, all that power would be worthless if you placed them in wrong location. That is why you should conduct a Wi-Fi survey to figure out your current Wi-Fi coverage.
A quick and efficient way to do such as survey is with our NetSpot app. NetSpot will reveal where you have signal interference , dead zones, and the prime locations for all your wireless networking devices. A survey will not take long either.
Does Wireless-N Repeater work with Apple products?
You can do it with any wireless Mac or Windows device with just a few clicks. To do a Wi-Fi Survey, you just: Load a map of your office floorplan or the desired coverage area into the app With the app running, point to your current location on the map Complete the survey by walking around your desired coverage area Analyze the resultant Signal-to-Noise heatmap. The dark blue and purple spots are your coverage dead zones Adjust the heatmap to find regions of interference Reanalyze the data to find the network specifications and channels you need.
With that, you are done. You can then print the results to a PDF file or analyze other locations around your office. In the end, you will have both the repeater power, location, and signal strength requirements you need.