Express then extreme in chain

Ok, so I have an Express in the house and am thinking about getting an Extreme - mainly so I can set it up with a hard drive to replicate a 'Timemachine'. Would there be any disadvantage technically or in performance if my chain was: modem into Express then wirelessly to the Extreme? I'm thinking I could keep the Extreme in a cupboard with the hard drive cos if someone should break in they'd have first pick of my Extreme and back up drive if located by the modem at the front door.
Thoughts?

  • Asked by Alex B from Bath
  • Sep 4, 2010
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    Should work well. However, Apple will not provide support for the use of Time Machine on an external hard drive connected to an Extreme, only one connected to the Time Capsule.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Sep 10, 2010