1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 19, 2012 10:43 AM by Bob Timmons
gc2@m.c Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Can I use "extend" rather than "WDS" to increase wireless coverage on the "Snow Dome" Wireless G version of airport Extreme?

 

I see this option for the new airport Extreme base stations that have 802.11 N.

I DON'T see this option for the new airport Extreme base stations that have 802.11 N.

 

I want to extend my ATT U-Verse wireless network.

I want to extend my friend's wireless network (Non-ATT / unknown smaller provider)

  • 1. Re: Airport Extreme "Snow"  to "Extend Network" (rather than WDS)
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,635 points)
    Can I use "extend" rather than "WDS" to increase wireless coverage on the "Snow Dome" Wireless G version of airport Extreme?

     

    No, the "extend" feature was introduced in 802.11"n" routers. You have an older 802.11 "b/g" device which is not compatible with the "extend" feature.

     

    I want to extend my ATT U-Verse wireless network.

    ATT U-Verse routers are not compatible with Apple products if you are trying to "extend" using wireless only.

     

     

    I see this option for the new airport Extreme base stations that have 802.11 N.

     

    Correct

     

     

    I DON'T see this option for the new airport Extreme base stations that have 802.11 N.

     

    I'm guessing that you meant to say.........Extreme base stations that are 802.11"b/g" only....and not N as you mentioned. As mentioned above, this older version of the Apple router does not have a setting to "Extend a wireless network"

     

     

    I want to extend my friend's wireless network (Non-ATT / unknown smaller provider)

     

    Apple's "extend" feature will only work with other Apple 802.11n routers, if you are trying to "extend" using wireless only.