Airport as wirless extender

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Boilermaker_coday, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Boilermaker_coday macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Hi, I know that if you have an airport extreme base station you can use the smaller airport express "blocks" to extend their range. My question is can you do this if your main wireless router is not made by apple, and if so then how hard is it? Ours is a Belkin (about 2 years old) and I have an airport express (circa 2007 but still going strong!).
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    it really depends on the router, Apple's were built with a feature to allow them to be extended.
    Some routers do not offer that, and you'll have to sort through their manual or the IP address of the router to determine those features.

    best case scenario pick-up a 2012 AirPort Express from Apple for $99 or the refurb store for ~$85
    The newer express is far better then most standalone wireless routers anyway, dual-band, better signal strength.

    If you have to use ethernet ports, id get a refurbed Extreme then.

    I know it did solve your current problem, just a suggestion.

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