1. iKev's Avatar
    Please help. I'm at my wits end. Here's what I'm trying to do:

    Using my cellular carrier as my home Wi-Fi signal, I want to connect my Mac Mini to my iPhone for my Wi-Fi signal. Then, I want to connect my Airport Extreme to the Mac Mini via Ethernet cable, and connect household devices (AppleTV, iPads, etc.) to the Airport Extreme.

    What am I doing wrong? Surely this is an option!
    09-29-2014 10:12 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Ok so you want to use your phone as a hotspot to serve the household. I'm assuming you know how to set up the hotspot. If this works you don't need the Mac mini connected to the hotspot or the Ethernet cable between the Extreme and the Mac mini. I think what you want to do on the Extreme is set it up to extend the wifi network rather than create its own wifi network. I know the Extreme can extend wifi networks, I just don't know if the wifi network created by the hotspot will allow itself to be extended.
    09-29-2014 10:27 PM
  3. iKev's Avatar
    Yeah that's what I wanna do. Ok I'll try that.
    09-29-2014 10:30 PM
  4. iKev's Avatar
    Only problem is when setting up the AEX it's asking me to plug in an Ethernet cable.
    09-29-2014 10:34 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Unfortunately not sure what to do about that. Are you trying to set up the Extreme from the Mac mini? If so, get the Airpot Utility app for the iPhone and try to set it up through that.
    09-29-2014 10:36 PM
  6. iKev's Avatar
    Well, I wanted to do it through the Mac Mini so that when my wife is home, the signal will come from her phone, and mine when I'm home.

    If that makes sense.
    09-29-2014 11:00 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    What you're asking makes sense, just not sure how to make it work. Did you try using the Airport Utility in the phone? This might be something that you have to use the app yak switch which hotspot wifi network is being extended by the Extreme.
    09-29-2014 11:08 PM
  8. iKev's Avatar
    Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but the AirPort Utility app isn't even finding my AirPort Extreme.
    09-30-2014 05:16 AM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Unfortunately I'm all out of ideas then.
    09-30-2014 05:44 AM

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