6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2009 8:31 PM by dchao99
Tyler Berry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Alright -

I've seen bits and pieces of this in the forums but never a solution. So here's my problem . . .

I just had U-Verse installed from AT&T (FWIW, not impressed so far but that's another forum on another website . . ) I have:

• 1GHz PowerPC 17" iMac with no airport card
• 2.4GHz MacBook Pro with wireless card
• Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (802.11n)

I had the iMac hard wired into the AEBS and then just used my MBP wirelessly throughout the house. Enter AT&T. They added their 2Wire wireless router (802.11b/g) and had to re-wire the DSL through my house. Now the phone jack next to my iMac is no longer DSL active and of course the AT&T router is in another room. I'm not to keen on trying to run a 100' Cat5 cable throughout my house, trying to hide it under the baseboard etc. . . . And yes, I know I could probably run out to Best Buy and buy a $40.00 USB Dongle to make my iMac wireless but I don't want to! I already have the gear I need and don't want to spend anymore money.

So - I need to setup a WDS with a non-Apple device. Is this possible? If so, how do I set it up? I have access to the 2Wire Router gateway and also to AEBS through Airport Utility but I don't know what settings to change. Anyone willing to give this a try?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)