3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2010 8:20 AM by Bob Timmons
mgrink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How can I hook up my Airport Express (as a range extender) to my landlords Verizon Fios base station that Verizon provides? Our landlord doesn't care, so the issue is just getting it set up. I heard the Airport Express doesn't support non-Mac products, but there is still a workaround to go about setting this up...?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I have a friend coming over that understands more of the networking lingo, and he just needs some direction. If needed, our computers are a new iMac and a macbook (roughly 3 years old).

Thanks again

iMac & Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6), Not sure which OS exactly, but we have the new SnowL with our iMac
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (87,615 points)
    Welcome to the discussions!

    Unfortunately, the AirPort Express is not compatible with Fios products for the purpose of extending or boosting the signal using wireless only.

    Is it possible for you to connect the AirPort Express to the Fios router using an ethernet cable? Or, if that's not possible and your apartment is on the same master electrical circuit as the landlord's, you may be able to use a pair of ethernet powerline adapters to accomplish the same task.

    Bottom line here is that you need to connect the Express to the Fios router using an ethernet connection, not wireless. If you can do this, then the Express can be configured to "create a wireless network" and you will have wireless coverage in your area and a connection to the internet through the Fios product.
  • mgrink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks! I will see what I can do in terms of connecting with a cable. If I just got a anoter range extender though, it would work right? For instance, the new Hawking HREN1 300N?
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (87,615 points)
    +If I just got a anoter range extender though, it would work right? For instance, the new Hawking HREN1 300N?+

    Sorry, I can't help on that question and often you just don't know unless you try. Suggest that you have a clear understanding of the store's return policy in case things don't work out as advertised.