3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2010 8:12 PM by Tesserax
drumming1monkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to set up the airport extreme to work like a repeater or bridge. I already have wireless router in another part of the house where the hard line is located. I want to have the airport in another room to attach my external hard drive and printer where there is no cable line. So is there a way to set up the airport so it uses the current wireless signal and extends it so that the hard rive and printer attached to it are on the wireless network?

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,120 points)
    Hello drumming1monkey. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    Is it possible to set up the airport extreme to work like a repeater or bridge. I already have wireless router in another part of the house where the hard line is located.


    Yes ... if this other router is another AirPort or Time Capsule.
  • drumming1monkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So it will only work if the other router is an apple/ airport, time capsule? there is now why to do it with a belkin router?
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,120 points)
    If your goal it to wirelessly extend the network, then yes, it would have to be another AirPort or Time Capsule. Again, you may want to check with Belkin to see if they offer extender devices that are compatible with yours.

    Also, unlike the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme cannot be configured as an Ethernet bridge. This type of device connects wirelessly to wireless network, and then, shares its Ethernet port for connectivity.