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  1. #1
    glander
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    Extending non-airport networks with airport express
    I've looked all over, and despite some allusions to it, I can't find a single concise answer anywhere - Is it possible to use the airport express to extend a non-airport network?
    If so, what type of hacks are necessary, and how does one go about performing these?
    I've got a Viewsonic WR100 and an airport express. I can get the express to join the Viewsonic network without a problem, but I'd like them to be a bit more intimate (rowr!).

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    badmojo
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    Apple claims the AE can only extend the wireless network if you use an Airport Extreme BS.

    http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/

    See #5 at the bottom of the page.

  3. #3
    menace3054
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    Quote Originally Posted by badmojo
    Apple claims the AE can only extend the wireless network if you use an Airport Extreme BS.

    http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/

    See #5 at the bottom of the page.
    i saw a write up once about a dude that extended his linksys routher with an AE.. i followed all the directions and couldnt get it to work
    , try googling it

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    I'm having the same problems with a d-link dsl 604+ wireless router/dsl modem. I can see the Airport Express on a separate network and the Airport Express can see the dsl 604+ to set the MAC address but it won't update the IP or Subnet Mask and if I change them manually the Airport Express disappears from the network and I have to reset it to start again.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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    I don't think you can because the Apple Extreme's use a protocol for WDS that other wireless manufacturers do not (or if they do they don't work well together).

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