I want to use cox cable for my desktop as well as my wife's desktop and to use extreme for three lap tops. How do I connect such an arrangement?

  • Asked by Jay B from Omaha
  • Feb 1, 2011
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    The Ethernet cable from the cable box connects to the single Ethernet WAN port of the Extreme.

    Connect the two desktops to two of the three Ethernet LAN ports.

    Connect the three lap tops wirelessly to the Extreme's wireless network.

    All five computers will then be connected to the network, and therefore, to each other, as well as to anything else that connects to the network, such as printers and hard drives, an Apple TV, iPhones and iPod Touches, Windows computers, various gaming devices, internet-enabled TVs, etc., etc. Each connected wired or wireless device is a network user, and the Extreme can accommodate a total of 50 users at the same time.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Feb 4, 2011