Netgear Ex2700 Wi-Fi Range Extender is known for its incredible performance and reliability. If you are using Apple AirPort and want to know how to connect both Netgear Ex2700 and AirPort together, then you can go through the steps provided in the section below. With the connection of Netgear Ex2700 and AirPort, you will obviously be able to extend the range of your network, but besides that, you can access services like AirPlay over the network. You will have to place the device in bridge mode before connecting, but it is sometimes not possible to connect two devices as a primary router. To fix this, you can use AirPort Express as a client for the wireless receiver for which, you will have to use the client mode feature.
When it comes to bridging the network, then it is a process where two segments of any network are connected. The bridging is done to extend the range of the existing network along with ensuring that the signal strength becomes better than what it is now. Bridging also allows you to run multiple wireless access points over the network. In setting up a bridge, one router is going to act like the primary router while the other act as a bridge. A great thing about Netgear Ex2700 and AirPort is that both can be used in bridge mode, so there won’t be any restriction as to which device to use as what.
There is one more method of connecting your Netgear Ex2700 extender to Apple AirPort, i.e., connecting the Netgear Ex2700 as a bridge with AirPort device as the router. In order to make such a connection, you need to connect both devices to the internet using an Ethernet cable. You can follow these steps for doing it:
- Open the ‘Netgear’ menu and going to wireless settings to select the ‘Enable Bridge Mode’ option.
- Then, go to ‘Setup Bridge Mode Wireless Settings’ followed by entering the name of the network that you see in the AirPort device in the ‘Name’ field. Then, save the settings.
If you are seeing a network that has already been configured on the Netgear device, then you can use the AirPort as the wireless bridge. To do so, you need to connect both, Netgear Extender Ex2700 and AirPort to the Ethernet followed by opening ‘AirPort Utility’. After that, you need to go to ‘AirPort’ and then, click ‘Network’ after which, you need to turn on the bridge mode from the router to put the device into the bridge mode. You are going to see advance features in AirPort Bridge mode such as wireless time machine and printer sharing feature.
You can also change Apple AirPort into client mode where it will turn the device into a wireless receiver. It will then allow wireless connectivity to wired-only devices. Unlike other modes, you don’t have to connect any of the devices using a cable. If you want to connect the AirPort to the device over the Ethernet, then here are the steps that you need to follow:
- Open ‘AirPort Utility’ followed by going to ‘AirPort Devices’.
- Click ‘Add to existing network’ from the ‘More Options’ menu.
- From the list of available networks, ‘select ‘Netgear Network’ followed by clicking ‘Select’
In case, you are still not able to access the internet using Netgear Ex2700 connected with Apple AirPort, then you will have to take the help of Netgear Extender setup experts.