Create a Single Wireless Network With Two Apple® - AirPort Extreme® Wireless Base Station

I have a client and we all know the wireless on Comcast routers are not good. So I want to create a network that provides WiFi for the office.

Is it possible to buy two Apple® - AirPort Extreme® Wireless Base Station and set it up as one SSID network? If so how?

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Don ThomsonCommented:
I would just configure your second Wireless Router as an Access point or repeater.

With an access point you have to have it connected to the network using a cable
With a repeater you pick up the signal of the wireless and repeat the signal.

With APs  you can have as many as you wish. With repeaters you should not use more than 3 repeaters. (problem with latency)
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Zac HarrisSystems Administrator Commented:
You can do this...

There are several ways to accomplish this.
I recommend that you create a Roaming network (Ethernet-connected Wi-Fi base stations). For this you have to connect all base stations via ethernet. The primary base station will provide the DHCP services and the extended base station will be configures to use bridge mode.
All Wi-Fi base stations within the roaming network should use the same passwords, security type (Open/WEP/WPA), and network name (SSID).
Roaming Net ManyTo configure a roaming network
   
Power on all 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations and allow them time to appear in the AirPort Menu Extra.
   
Open AirPort Utility (On a Mac, choose Go > Applications from your desktop, click the Utilities folder, then open AirPort Utility. In Microsoft Windows, choose Start > All Programs > AirPort to start AirPort Utility).
   
If you are configuring the primary Wi-Fi base station, set Connection Sharing to "Share a public IP address."
Use AirPort Utility to configure the Wireless Network Name, security, and password on each Wi-Fi base station to be exactly the same.
If you can't run Ethernet to all the base stations, you can wirelessly extend the network. The difference is the extended base station must be in range of the primary base station.
If you are configuring the extended Wi-Fi base stations, set Connection Sharing to "Off (Bridge Mode)."
   
Power on all 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations and allow them time to appear in the AirPort Menu Extra.
 
Open AirPort Utility (On a Mac, choose Go > Applications from your desktop, click the Utilities folder, then open AirPort Utility. In Microsoft Windows, choose Start > All Programs > AirPort to start AirPort Utility).
   
Select the primary Wi-Fi base station in the Base Station Chooser, then click Continue. Note: If you see a message appear that indicates that the Wi-Fi base station has been reset, click Cancel to continue.
   
Click Manual Setup. Enter the base station password if necessary.
   
Click AirPort in the toolbar.
   
Click Wireless.
   
Choose “Create a wireless network” from the Wireless Mode menu.
   
Select the “Allow this network to be extended” checkbox.
   
Enter a Wireless Network Name.
   Optional: By default, Wireless Security is set to None so that no password will be required to join the network. We recommend you click on the Wireless Security menu,  select WPA2 Personal, and create a password between 8 and 63 characters long.
   
From the Radio Channel Selection menu, select Automatic.
   
Click Update.
   The next window may indicate that there are some problems. Resolve the problems, then click Update.
Now to configure an extended Wi-Fi base station...
   
Place any extended Wi-Fi base stations within range of the primary Wi-Fi base station
 
Ensure that all 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations are powered on and allow them time to appear in the AirPort Menu Extra
   
Open AirPort Utility (On a Mac, choose Go > Applications from your desktop, click the Utilities folder, then open AirPort Utility. In Microsoft Windows, choose Start > All Programs > AirPort to start AirPort Utility).
   
Select the Extended Wi-Fi base station in the Base Station Chooser, then click Continue. Note: If you see a message appear that indicates that the Wi-Fi base station has been reset, click Cancel to continue.
   
Click Manual Setup. Enter the base station password if necessary.
   
Click AirPort in the toolbar.
   
Click Wireless.
   
Choose “Extend a wireless network” from the Wireless Mode menu.
   
Choose the network you want to extend from the Network Name menu.
   
Enter the network and device password if necessary, then click Update.
   The next window may indicate that there are some problems. Resolve the problems, then click Update.

Enjoy!

HTH
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strungCommented:
Try this Apple KB for Apple's instructions on setting up roaming:  https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204616
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IT_FanaticAuthor Commented:
Thank you all. I setup the roaming Network and its running great.
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