Linksys WAG54G and Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by frez, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. frez macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    I have a Powerbook and a windows machine working perfectly with a Linksys WAG54G Wireless modem/router in one.

    I'm thinking of buying the Airport Express to play music wirelessly.

    My questions are:

    - Can I add the Airport Express to my existing network so that I can can still surf the web on both computers and listen to music at the same time? The guy at the apple store seemed to think I can only connect to one router at a time - which would really be inconvenient.

    - If i can do this, how do I set it up? Does the AE wind up extending the Linksys or do I have find a way to disable the Linksys wireless and use the AE for my wireless network?

    Thanks,
    Frez
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Andover, MA
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    Here is how I got my Linksys WRT54G (should be similar) and AE to work together.

    You should be able to use the AE to extend the network without a problem. Worst case, you could do as you mentioned, which is disable the Linksys wireless. But you should not need to do so.
     
  3. frez thread starter macrumors member

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    Jan 12, 2005
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    thanks for the info.

    sounds complicated (and very unsupported).

    not wanting to hack a network together - particularly because i like having a secure WPA network, maybe i should return the modem/router and just get the modem version and use an AE for the wireless network - might be easier.

    btw .. is the AE just as secure as the Linksys in terms of WPA, Mac filtering etc...?
     

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