4871 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2009 8:31 PM by dchao99
Unfortunately, most non-AirPort routers are not compatible with Apple's implementation of Wireless Distribution System (WDS)...so it very unlikely that your 2Wire router can be extended wirelessly with the AirPort Extreme Base Station.
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
Well that's great news. . . I figured it probably just wasn't compatible. Just for the heck of it though, does this tell you anything? (I thought I could post a screenshot but I guess not. Here's the text)
+Public Routed Subinterface+
+(check box) Enable+
+Check ENABLE to create a route from the Internet to the public network specified below.++
+Subnet Mask: +
+(check box) Auto Firewall Open+
+(check box) Default DHCP Pool+
That was a portion of the 2Wire Routers settings page. What do they mean by Public Routed Subinterface?
I think I have it on the AEBS side of things - I manually set it up as a WDS Remote with the Mac Address of the 2Wire Router in the WDS Main box but it still wont see any internet connection. I think it's the 2wire side that needs some tweaking. So far tech support can't even get what I'm trying to do. I guess I 'll just keep calling back to see if I can get someone that can help. In their defense, it's not your typical call . . .