4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2008 9:40 AM by Mark Katz
camd Level 1 (0 points)
I am trying to use an Airport Express to extend my current network. I have a D-Link DI-524 router with 3 Macs and a printer set up with static IPs. I set up my Airport Express manually giving it a static IP as well and choosing to "extend a wireless network." Unfortunately, I get the error "This Apple wireless device was unable to extend the wireless network."

The documentation included with the Airport doesn't have any instructions on how to extend a network, nor any troubleshooting steps. Any ideas?

PowerBook G4 12", Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,060 points)
    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 non-AirPorts 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
  • camd Level 1 (0 points)
    Well thats too bad for me, but thanks for the response

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  • Natron the Mighty Level 1 (0 points)
    I notice that you included the Netgear WGR614 on your list. Do you know of a page that has setup information for that router? I've been searching for months with no good results. I have had no trouble using the Airport Express as an AirTunes hub, but I can't get it to extend the network.

    Thanks for any info you can share.

    Message was edited by: Natron the Mighty
  • Mark Katz Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a Belkin F5D7132 Range extender and I can get it to work allright with both the Macs and PCs in my house. I am having problems getting it to stream music via Itunes into Airport Express. I know the Macs can connect just fine. Do the AX units get confused if there are multiple access points with the same name?