Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:40 AM
Re the 2 1522's we have set up in bridge mode -- once they're set up we place them for optimal signal wherever we want them (limited by the length of network cable we have plugged into it) -- plugging into the back ports is like plugging into a GB switch -- we don't have to do anything the Network is "there". We plug multiple devices into the back of the 1522 Bridge and it's like plugging into a wired network. Pretty simple.
Setting up the 1 1522 as an access point was pretty simple -- we could have tied the Bridges to the Router but we put in an Access Point to shorten the distance that the wireless had to go thru (basically one wall straight line) to attempt to maximize the signal for one of the 1522's configured as a Bridge (since we had an extra 1522 to play with).
When you set them up as bridges or as access points, do they have a different SSID name?
Would you mind giving the details of how you moved your itunes library to ihomeserver on your server box? It sounds like I have a similar situation. iTunes is installed on my primary workstation while all the actual media is stored on my WHS2011 box.
My setup is like yours. Reading Mikes post I couldn't figure out what is the benefit of the added complexity of ihomeserver. So good question.
- WHS V1: Dell XPS 420; Quad Core @ 2.66 GHz; 4 GB RAM
- S2008R2: Lian Li PC-A70F, EVGA X58 3X SLI, i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz; 12 GB RAM, 2 x 250 GB WD Black Caviar in IcyDock Enclosure with Raid 1, EVGA GeForce GT 240, 12TB RAID5
- HTPC: Silverstone Lascala, Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3, i3 530 @ 2.93 GHz, 4 GB Ram, 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 12TB RAID5
- Personal Desktop: Lian Li PC-9F, ASUS Sabertooth P67, i7 2600k @ 4.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 x 120 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD's in Raid 0, EVGA GTX580
- Kids Desktop: Dell Dimension 8400 Pentium 4 560, 3.6GHz, 2 GB RAM - Lets not forget this beauty!
- Other Devices: iPad, Boxee Box, XBox's, PS3, Wii, and HP TouchPad