3016 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2008 5:21 PM by Carol Perry
Sorry, but the "lady at Apple" was both "right and wrong." The AirPort Express Base Station (AX) can wirelessly extend existing Apple AirPort networks, but it will work with only a few non-AirPort routers in this way.
Unfortunately, most non-AirPort routers are not compatible with Apple's implementation of Wireless Distribution System (WDS)...so it very unlikely that your 2-Wire router can be extended wirelessly with the AX.
The few non-AirPort models 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
Yes - the AT&T guy actually came out last night and we could not figure out a way to get AX to work
So - he hardwired a little box so I have an ethernet access point in the front of the house. I can plug in my laptop via ethernet cable to get internet access now in the front room - but am not wireless. Kinda a pain and ugly wires too.
So - is there an extender or something that I can plug into this new ethernet point to go wireless in the front part of the house that is compatible with the 2wire??
Ok - so I set up the airport express in the utility as described...that seems to have worked - but how do I set up a new wireless network to connect to?
my computer recognizes the AE...but when I walk the laptop to the room with the AE and I lose the wireless signal - I lose the airport too & signal- which is the same issue I was having trying to use it as an extender....