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Extending Airport Extreme network with Linksys

3898 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2008 6:00 PM by kidzpastor RSS
Warren Romans__Jr Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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I have an Airport Extreme N network running with no security, I'm all alone out here. I need to pick up three wired connections (home entertainment) in the far side of the house without running new cable. Has anyone been able to "extend" an Airport network wirelessly with an older G router? I've been fussing with this for a couple of days and have had no luck. I'm trying a Linksys WRT54G and a Belkin FDN9230. Thanks.
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,550 points)
    The Linksys WRT54G (certain versions only) are known to be WDS-compatible with the AirPorts. I suggest that you perform a Google-search on the keywords: Linksys AirPort WDS. You should get at least a dozen hits on folks who have been successful in doing this and how they did it.
    Mac Mini Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 1.66 GHz 1 GB RAM 100 GB HD
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,550 points)
    The most detailed procedure, that I'm aware of, was posted by Frank Canzolino here: Linksys WRT54G and WDS. Unfortunately, it too is aimed at extending the Linksys with an AirPort. You might be able to use it to go the other direction.
    Mac Mini Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 1.66 GHz 1 GB RAM 100 GB HD
  • kidzpastor Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Hello,

    I am wanting to do the exact same thing. I found ddwrt before I found this post and have already flashed it. But, I cannot get the settings right.

    If you have a Airport Extreme and a Linksys WRT54G I would love to know how you have it configured so that it extends the Airport Extreme. I am using the newest stable version of DD-WRT.

    Any help appreciated!
    Powerbook G4 1.67 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)

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