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3898 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2008 6:00 PM by kidzpastor
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 10:18 AM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)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
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 11:32 AM (in response to Tesserax)I find lots of topics using an Airport Express to extend a Linksys network but haven't found one for using the Linksys to extend an Airport. I need to get some Ethernet ports out to my home entertainment center so several devices can get on the network and/or Internet.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 12:24 PM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)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
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2008 7:12 PM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)SUCCESS!!
After doing some more research I found DD-WRT (http://www.dd-wrt.com). DD-WRT is alternate firmware for Linksys, and maybe other brands, that provides many more features than the stock firmware. After flashing the new firmware, with fairly through instructions, the router re-booted with a much expanded config page including a new WDS tab. Within minutes I had the Linksys connected to the Extreme. I now have my eyeHome on my network, my Netflix ROKU downloading movies from Netflix and my BluRay player, Directv receiver and TV all online through wired connections connected wirelessly to the Extreme and the Internet.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2008 6:00 PM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)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)