3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2010 1:37 PM by Tesserax
Littlemad Level 1 (0 points)
Hello everyone and thx for any help that you can give me
I am just trying to use My airport as bridge between the router with internet and my pc, ipod and mac laptop.
The router it is in a shared flat where I cannot move or have access phisically the router, and I want to increase the signal reception because it is quite poor.
I have admin access to the config of the router via WEB.

I am having an old Airport Extreme A1034 (AirPort Extreme Base Station with modem - http://www.info.apple.com/images/kbase/107908/107908_1.jpg)

And I am trying to connect it via wireless using WDS to the Wireles ADSL Router, using the WDS setting of the Aiport in "remote base station". I am accessing the config of the Airport Extreme via my laptop with the Airport Admin Utility.

Software: v5.6
WDS - I add as Main Airport ID: the mac address of the router 00:26:4d:6f:1a:cb

Network - unchecked Distribute IP addresses

Internet - Airport (WDS) - MAC address 00:26:4d:6f:1a:cb - checked "also allow wireless client computers" - Using DHCP

For the moment I set the Wireless Secuirty as: Not Enable, but I would like to put later on when it works as WEP

Channel: 13
mode: 802.11b/g compatible


In the admin configuration are disable the MAC filters, but the firewall is on.
I activated the WDS config that was disabled.

Numbers of DHCP Clients: 2
Runtime Code Version: 0.10.009 (Feb 5 2009 12:05:43)
Boot Code Version: 64M-V0.02
ADSL Modem Code Version:
LAN MAC Address: 00-26-4D-6F-1A-CB
Wireless MAC Address: 00-26-4D-6F-1A-CB
WAN MAC Address: 00-26-4D-6F-1A-CC
Hardware Version: 01A
Serial Num: J011064437

Mode: G.992.5 (ADSL2+)
Download: 13236 Kbps.
Upload: 723 Kbps.
WAN IP: XX.78.181.251
Subnet Mask:
Gateway: xx.78.176.1
Primary DNS: xx.62.229.131
Secondary DNS: xx.62.229.132

(the xx are for not shown the IP)


IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
DHCP Server: Enabled
UPnP: Enabled

Doing so I don't have internet connection if I connect to my airport express. Can you help?


Airport Extreme A1034, Other OS
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,576 points)
    Hello Littlemad. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    Unfortunately, most non-AirPort routers are not compatible with Apple's implementation of Wireless Distribution System (WDS)...so it very unlikely that your Wireless ADSL router can be extended wirelessly with the AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS).

    The few 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
  • Littlemad Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for the answer. Is there any other kind of solution that could I achieve?
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,576 points)
    Thank you for the answer. Is there any other kind of solution that could I achieve?

    Not without having to acquire additional equipment.

    The options would be:
    o User Powerline adapters to create a pseudo Ethernet circuit between the two routers using the building's electrical circuit.
    o Use a wireless repeater provided by another manufacturer.
    o Use a transceiver to "boost" the signal at the wireless client.