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Best way to use an Expansion Drive

Q: Best way to use an Expansion Drive

Hi guys,
I just bought an Expansion Drive from Stapples which is Seagate 1TB :

How to use it in the best way, i mean the safest way for it like :
Should I copy and paste or cut my data frequently on it ?
Where should I place it ?
Should I unplug it's power source when i'm not using it ? or just leave it ?
Should I unplug it's USB cable from PC when not using it ?
etc.
Need advices.
Thanks Guys,
Wayne.

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/seagate-expansion-hard-drive-worked-fine-until-i-aborted-a-conversion-to-a-compressed-drive.186634/
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A:original cd rw drive does not work after installing expansion dvd rw drive

You didn't mention the jumpers. How did you set them?
 

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A:Seagate 5TB Expansion Drive not initialized in MBR or GPT? Drive OK?

everything is okay. delete the partition, initialize GPT. gute nacht.

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A:Don't need to eject an expansion drive?

Down in your tray near the clock should be a "Safely Remove Hardware" button, clicking it should give a list of items you want to unplug from your system. Once hit to unplug/disconnect an item, the notice of "It is now safe to unplug {nameofitem} from your computer" will appear allowing you to safely unplug the drive

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A:Expansion Drive on the network

I think I have worked it out!!

Its need to plug into the router .....is this right!!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/expansion-drive-on-the-network.1097436/
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1. download and install the latest chipset drivers from your motherboards/manufacturers web site
2. Run Seagate's diagnostic tool, SeaTools.
3. See if tis tutorial will help. USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

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A:problem with Seagate Expansion Drive not recognised

Run Partition Wizard free's - Partition Recovery Wizard with a Quick Scan, then take a screenshot of the results and post here, quit/exit out of wizard and remove your external until further instructions from an expert.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi furstyear, Welcome to SevenFoeums.( I missed it. )

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A:New Seagate Expansion External Drive not showing up in 'My Computer'

Try right clicking on computer in the start menu, and select manage. In the window that opens after giving admin approval, selece disk management in the left column. It should show every hard drive connected to your computer. In the lower portion of the window, look for your Seagate, right click it and select change drive letter or path, in the next window click add and choosed a drive letter. Click OK. after the drive letter is assigned, you will be able to see the drive in explorer.

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
 

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Is my external dying? It takes a long time for windows to recognise it in my computer. Its starting to not show up in disk drives and disk management.

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25GB is the recommended disk space for a window 8 consumer preview install, your C: drive just isn't big enough unless you wipe your OS that's all ready on it and you wouldn't want to do that, only install windows 8 on a test machine or as dual boot install in my opinion.

It looks like you have enough space on your E: drive where you could create a 25GB blank partition and then you could install Windows 8 consumer preview there, if not then get another or bigger hard drive.

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A:ide expansion

Yes- An IDE Controller card will add 4 additional device capapbility- one I am familiar with called Promise Ultra 100, TX2- but there are others. Use any search engine for "IDE Controller Cards" should get you needed info. Installing the Promise Ultra 100 is fairly easy if you follow instructions. You may not have any spare IRQ's with 4 devices already. Should be some information in the search articles about this. Cost is around $25 at most PC supply sites. Bought one at computer show for $23. Most use PCI slot- sure you have one that is free- and not the shared slot.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ide-expansion.77287/
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Dear Customer, As per the System Board Architecture, your unit can only support upto 6-GB of memory. Please go through the below Maintenance and Service Guide for clear underatanding: PAGE 11 AND 12http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02968997  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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It looks like you have enough space on your E: drive where you could create a 25GB blank partition and then you could install Windows 8 consumer preview there, if not then get another or bigger hard drive.

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A:memory expansion

Hello, I suggest you to buy this compatible memory module (you'll need 2 units):Corsair CM3X4GSD1066All processors of this model support only DDR3 800 or 1066MHz. The original memory module 1333 or 1600MHz work at 1066MHz.Original processors:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KC.37K01.DMPCPU.I3.370M.2.4G/3MKC.38K01.DMPCPU.I3.380M.2.53G/3M/35WKC.48K01.DMPCPU.I5.480M.2.66G/3M/35WKC.56K01.DMPCPU.I5.560M.2.66G/3M/35W.PGAKC.37K01.DMPCPU.I3.370M.2.4G/3MKC.38K01.DMPCPU.I3.380M.2.53G/3M/35WKC.48K01.DMPCPU.I5.480M.2.66G/3M/35WKC.56K01.DMPCPU.I5.560M.2.66G/3M/35W.PGA

http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/memory-expansion/td-p/424529/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:Age Of Empires 2 Expansion

Nothing to see here.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/age-of-empires-2-expansion.368263/
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A:the sims 2 uni expansion

i'm afraid to say it but it might have something to do with your save game file being corrupted or there is somehow a bug in it, if you start a new game, does the problem still exist? also did you download any patches available for the game? i know it was newly released so i don't know if any exist yet but at least check.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-sims-2-uni-expansion.387714/
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A:HP Expansion Base

expansion port 2 is not an accessory, it is a connector soldered onto the motherboard, if you'rs doesn't have it then you're out of luck

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-expansion-base.461246/
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A:expansion slot

well, most PCI cards sohuld play nice nice with the shared slot. But i'm not to sure abuot that. I'm not sure if the sound card would like it though. You can probably just put the NIC in there

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/expansion-slot.32775/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/warcraft-expansion.186986/
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A:Motherboard expansion

Hi, Yes it has one and currently is occupied by a wireless card:     Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring 2.4 GHz 1x1 technology Source: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-slimline-260-a000-desktop-pc-series/10734580/document/c051289... Regards.

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I really enjoy this new laptop. Only having this problem with memory expansion.
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Probably 2 PCI slots that can be used for a variety of devices and an AGP slot for a video card.

http://www.cooldrives.com/lib/cooldrives/sata-pci-express-pci-card.jpg
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/expansion-slots.941609/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/thermal-expansion-or-something-else.594700/
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Compartmentalize the programs into categorical folders.

Like so on the machine I'm using right now..



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http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...mer/tskmgr.jpg
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A:Age of Empires II and Expansion

After reading your post I tried to start my old installation of AoE2 (on storage-HD) and it did run perfect. The basic game (empires2.exe) as well as the expansion (age2_x1/age2_x1.exe) required only the acceptal of the EULA (license and stuff) since I didn't installed the game properly on Vista. But everything else worked fine. So it may be a problem with your version of Vista or maybe even the system.

I had some troubles recently with older games because the programs had insufficient rights to access files... try "run as administrator" on the empires2.exe (not the shortcut), but that's only a vague guess...
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A:RAID 5 Expansion

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/raid-5-expansion.441741/
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I just looked on NewEgg. Rosewill and Transcend are not no-names in my book. They make decent gear.

Newegg.com - usb3 pci card

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/36680-please-recommend-usb-3-0-expansion-card.html
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A:Windows explorer - No Expansion

Do you mean this? Open windows explorer, at the top left click "organize", choose "Layout", uncheck "Navigation pane" and "Details pane".
Mak

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/291732-windows-explorer-no-expansion.html
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Hi
I have my new computer with vista hp I installed my old game of aoe 2 and works well, then I bought the dvd Age of empires collectors edition and installed conquerors expansion:appcrash couldn't run the game.
I uninstalled both games installed them again The colectors edition have both games so I installed them from it: aoe 2 works conquerors expansion doesn't work.
I allowed DEP for this games , and still the same problem
Whats happening? anyone can help me?
I called the guy from the store and he installed at his computer with vista this same dvd and didn't have any problem...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/aoe-2-conquerors-expansion-appcrash.676361/
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I have run into a problem with my PCI Expansion Ports

I have been using a 3 port USB PCI Card. The other day, any device plugged into the card quit working.

Did some troubleshooting, and found out that the card is receiving power only, and is not transmitting any data. Some of the USB Devices I have - Printer, Flash Drive, USB Hdd, USB Wifi Adapter, Mouse, keyboard, Sidewinder Control stick, webcam, and a UPS.

I plugged each one into the card, and they all received power, but no data. Windows is not detecting that the device is plugged in, but the device does light up the LED's

I do not have any other PCI cards to test to see if it is the Card, or the ports that are bad. It is doing the same thing on both of the PCI slots on my Motherboard.

All of the other USB ports are working fine.

A:Problem with PCI Expansion Ports

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dbtmellis


It is doing the same thing on both of the PCI slots on my Motherboard.


Without testing in another computer I'd assume the card is bad. I went a different way, put a 4-port USB Hub in the floppy drive bracket on the front of the computer, connects to the internal power supply and the data cable plugs into a USB port on the back. I do have a couple of the PCI Add-in cards salvaged from other computers but like the front ports for accessibility.
CablesToGo Model # 30564 but replacement is Model # 30567
4-port USB 2.0 High Speed Front-Bay Hub - Black

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/343526-problem-pci-expansion-ports.html
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A:sime hot date expansion

you don't need it, but if you have it, i believe it needs to be installed first if you want the content of that pack. It needs to be installed in order of release.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sime-hot-date-expansion.1036098/
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hi guys,

i have a clone box...horrible thing!!! it had a power supply that blew...and i replaced the power supply
then it was freezing after a few minutes of operation...truly freezing clock didnt change

i narrowed it down to the front usb ports...in fact none of the usb seemed to work...and yes...i did check in the bios
and everything was enabled except legacy usb...but this didnt make a difference
as soon as i plugged usb in it froze

so i disabled USB and added a pci usb expansion card
now im getting unknown device usb errors and the big black usb icon in the task bar.

is the card still using aspects of the on board usb...or is it totally seperate...?
do you think the card is gone too?

any suggestions...please
 

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I have an intel 865 motherboard. I am using a sound card audigy zs and have it plugged into a PCI expansion slot. Each time i have opened my computer my sound card stops working and i have to change the PCI expansion slot to make it work again. After that it stops working on that slot, i am down to my 3rd slot out of 4 to hook my sound card up to since the first two dont work for the sound card anymore. I am totally confused by this situation any help will be appreciated if you need more info pls let me know....
 

A:Help with losing PCI Expansion Slots

Well, The sound card may be frying evrything it gets into. Is this a new card, or have you had it for a while? Check to see if you can still use those pci slots for anything else, because like I said before, its probably frying the slots. Which means you may need to get a new soundcard, and a new motherboard(but both may be under warrenty, so dont worry to much)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-with-losing-pci-expansion-slots.53799/
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A:Sims 2 Expansion Problems

I've had some problems installing expansion packs with Sims 2 as well. Try to find the folder containing the saved games and see if yours are still there. If they are, copy them to your desktop and try installing the games and expansions. Then copy your savegames back into the right place, and see if the game recognizes them.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-2-expansion-problems.470307/
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thanks
 

A:Solved: Expansion Slots : 0 - PCI-E x16, 0 - PCI-E x1, 1 - PCI

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-expansion-slots-0-pci-e-x16-0-pci-e-x1-1-pci.948338/
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A:Expansion Slot Screws

The Link below might be of some help

Expansion Slot Screws | Page 1 | Sort By: Product Title A-Z - FrozenCPU.com

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/339212-expansion-slot-screws.html
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I have a LanParty UT mobo, great board, no problems. However, I have the pins for the USB block on the back of my PC and a second set of pins for the front set of USB ports. However, I have a 5 in 1 USB card reader that requires pins but no 3rd set of pins on the mobo to connect. Anyone have any suggestions on how to expand USB connections (meaning pins as I can't use a hub).
 

A:USB Mobo Expansion Options

If you have a free PCI slot on the motherboard, you can install a PCI USB card that comes with internal pins.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/usb-mobo-expansion-options.94618/
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Hi everyone

I have a copied DVD version of the Sims 2, my friend gave me the Sims 2 University expansion pack. When I install it the program will say put in Sims 2 Disc 4, i put my sims 2 dvd but the program dosent seems to reconise it, anyway of solving this???

any help is greatly appreciated
 

A:The Sims 2 expansion packs

Closing thread, as stated below:

Circumventing Copy Protection - While we believe it's reasonable to make backup copies of CDs and DVDs that you own, a lot of people break copy protection for the wrong reasons. The law is still vague, at best, as to if it is legal to break copy protection in order to make such a backup, even for personal use. (The DMCA, for example, seems to make it illegal.) As a result, we do not allow discussion of how to break copy protection at this time. If we can find a nice way to draw the line, we may reconsider this in the future as laws get sorted out.
Click to expand...

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

eddie
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-sims-2-expansion-packs.650051/
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I upgraded the memory in a computer, booted up the computer and new memory was accepted. I shut down the computer and installed an SMC network card in a computer. I went to boot the computer up and I got three high pitched beeps, followed by a pause, then a low tone noise. Everything boots up except the monitor will not come on. I have taken out the additional memory I put in, have taken this computer completely apart and reassembled it and when I boot it up I still get the beeps and the monitor will not respond. I have double checked all the jumpers. Any clue to what this could be?
 

A:Installed Expansion Card

From that pattern, it sounds like a video problem.
Might be the Video Cards is loose in the socket. Take it out and try reinstalling it again. Also, check to see if there is any dirt/etc. on the contacts. An old trick is to use a pencil eraser to clean the contacts. Likewise, blow out any dust/etc. in system.

Also, does it work without the SMC network card installed?

Another possibility is that it got a static charge when you were installing the network card.If that happened, the only thing that you can do is replace it.

Hope this helps
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-expansion-card.71856/
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A:sims 2 stuff expansion

can someone help me figure out why my objects are blue?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sims-2-stuff-expansion.609635/
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A:automatic submenu expansion

well, this appears to be a random issue related to windows updates. I have a Genius brand mouse, but on updating the OS -sometimes- it rejects the drivers in favor of generic MS drivers. Running the normal driver update results in nothing more than the standard "device is up to date" message, and win7 will not recognize any downloaded drivers in the directory holding the manufacturer's files. My only solution has been to select "browse my computer" from the driver update options, then "let me pick" and uncheck "show compatible hardware" - viola, the manufacturer and actual drivers finally show up. Ignored the MS warning that they aren't compatible, it works. I've had to repeat the process a couple of times in the few months since I posted this. Hopefully it will help anybody else struggling with the same issues.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/234655-automatic-submenu-expansion.html
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A:Can I Get An Expansion Package For My Laptop!

Its kind of hard to say unless you tell us the specifications of your machine. I would imagine you will be just fine, but make sure you have enough space on your hard drive.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-get-an-expansion-package-for-my-laptop.601870/
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I've read a thread after thread with instructions of this, but right now, when I need the info, I can't find any with the specific question I'm facing(and asking from you). Sorry for the inconvinience, people.
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Hi,

This may seem like a stupid question, but I was thrown off by the spec of the core-i3 processor on this page relating to PCI support:

Intel? Core

I need to replace the motherboard that this chip is running in because there is an absence of a standard PCI slot, If I buy a motherboard with a PCI slot on it, will it be supported by the processor?

A:Core i3-540 Expansion Options?

Er, what?

The link that you provide is to a mobile CPU, usually found in a laptop. (Some all-in-one desktops use mobile CPUs, but they're not the norm.)

Is the Packard Bell ixtreme M3720 the system you're asking about?

Could you be clearer about what it is that you wish to do?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/145788-core-i3-540-expansion-options.html
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A:Diablo II/Expansion Run Issue

Issue fixed through changing renderer from OpenGL to Software. A Pentium Intel qwerk, I guess.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/diablo-ii-expansion-run-issue.568124/
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hey my diablo 2 lod keeps crashing on me i thought it was the tempature so i put in 3 fans and its gotten much better but now it still happens a few times a day.sometimes its just a complete freeze where i can do nothing and other times its self reboots.
Physical Memory : 512 MB
Video Card : ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9200 SE Series (RV280)
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professionnal 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
Mainboard : Asus A7N266VM
Chipset : nVidia nForce
Processor : AMD Athlon XP @ 1533 MHz

can anyone help me out here i am a hardcore gamer and need to help my clan more than i already am.
 

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Ideapad-300-Expansion-Slots/td-p/3427829
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http://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/What-expansion-card-can-I-use-I-have-the-Acer-ATC-605-UR51/td-p/458364
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Greetings Ladies and Gents I am implementing a Scenario Wireless Expansion project that I requires expanding my wireless reach but I may be over-thinking the scenario as I sometimes do and I want to make sure I have this straight before spending too much money Here is the scenario Office - In the office we have High Speed Internet into a WRT G Router and then ONE computer into that simple Warehouse - feet away we have a warhouse where we are having our thermostats Wireless Expansion Scenario HVAC all converted to this system where the company can access and control HVAC remotely via the internet So Honeywell s equipment needs to plug into my internet connection The company does not want to pull wire from one building to the other they want to go wireless So what I am asking is for a suggested equipment configuration to get Honeywell s one ethernet cable to get my internet I thought that I would need two access points but I have to make sure we get what we need There is only a router in the office right now and nothing in the warehouse All thoughts welcome and appreciated Joel nbsp

A:Wireless Expansion Scenario

If there are minimal obstructions a wireless router or Access Point in the office and a Wireless Bridge in the warehouse should be sufficient.

Wireless Bridge is also called AP Client. The units go by different names, sometimes just "Access Point," and you have to look at the features or specs to see if they support "wireless bridge" or "AP client."
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-expansion-scenario.725403/