Can I use this to extend a wireless network but continue to use closed network? Earlier versions were unable to.

Using Time Capsule to create a wireless closed network (no broadcast SSID), using Airport Extreeme to extend wireless but also need to continue to keep a closed network.

  • Asked by Christopher A from Colorado Springs
  • Dec 9, 2011
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1 Answer from the Community

  • No, this won't happen.

    With the protection offered by a strong WPA2 password, there is no additional benefit to setting up a "closed" network (which as a concept is a relic), whether "extended" or not. It's become widely known that almost anyone can find a closed network when there is traffic on that network. Without password protection, that closed network's traffic can be read.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Dec 10, 2011