using airport express as an Antenna to boost wireless.
hi there everyone!,
I was sold an airport express yesterday at future shop to boost the wireless connectivity for my mac mini. The router is at a front desk a fair distance from the mac mini so the signal is too weak to stream video from the internet - which is what this mini's only function is. The salesclerk said that by connecting an airport express to my mac mini via an ethernet cable, I could use the airport express as an antenna to boost the connectivity in the mac mini. He said there were instructions in the airport utility, but I can find nothing that matches this claim. I tried various setups and nothing worked - in fact I lost connectivity all together and the airport express reported problems with the Config.
Logic tells me of course that the airport express is designed to be etherported to adsl and then it sends the signal to the mac mini, but this clerk insisted I could use the airport express as a kind of 'Rabbit ear antenna" for the mac by using an ethernet cable back to the mac from where the airport express is plugged in and using the express as the booster for the signal.
can anyone help? have you heard of this application for airport express ? or do I need to get my money back?