6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2007 7:26 PM by Duane
crcubed Level 1 Level 1
I have an existing wireless home office set up with PC's. I purchased the airport express to allow my g4 desktop to gain access to the wireless network, as it's set up in another room. The airport is not "seeing" the wireless network, do i need to change the network settings in the g4 or do i need to change the configuration of the d-link 514 router?

g4, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10
    crcubed, Welcome to the discussion area!

    Sorry but that is not possible. The Ethernet port on the AirPort Express (AX) is ONLY active when the AX uses WDS to wireless connect to the network. The D-Link device is not compatible with Apple's WDS.
  • Tesserax Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.wireless
    Wireless
    Hello crcubed. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    Is your goal to extend the D-Link's wireless network, wirelessly, with the AirPort Express Base Station (AX) so that your G4 can gain Internet access? If so, unfortunately, most non-AirPort routers are not compatible with Apple's implementation of Wireless Distribution System (WDS)...so it very unlikely that your D-Link router can be extended wirelessly with the AirPort Express Base Station (AX).

    The few that are known to work are:
    o Linksys WRT54G or WRT54GS (not v5)
    o Belkin F5D7230-4 and F5D7231
    o BT Voyager 2091
    o Netgear WGR614 v6
    o Buffalo WGR-G54
  • crcubed Level 1 Level 1
    THX. I wish the tech at Best Buy would have advised me. He said it was possible with the equipment I have.
  • ohm62 Level 1 Level 1
    It is really the other way around... It is not the other vendors' WDS that are not compatible with Apple's implementation. It is the Apple implementation that is not compatible with the rest of the world... If you get my drift...
  • ohm62 Level 1 Level 1
    Best Buy techs tend to affirm things they don't know for a fact. That's because they are salesmen, not techs... That's what salesmen do. Ethics aren't exactly part of their core values.
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10
    If you research WDS you will see that other manufacturers have a hard time making WDS work among their own devices let alone with devices from other manufacturers.