Airport Express as access point non-Apple router's network?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hatrabbit, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. hatrabbit macrumors newbie

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    I have a first generation Airport Express and I'd like to use it as an access point on a friend's network with another brand's router. Here's what I have in mind, hopefully others here can confirm/deny that this will work:
    In the Internet tab of the Airport Express I will choose manual IP addressing and pick an address on the same subnet as the main router that's outside the range the router distributes.
    In the Wireless tab I will choose Create a Wireless Network, name it identically to the existing network with identical security, and choose a non-overlapping channel.
    The Airport Express will be connected by ethernet cable to a Lan port of the main router.

    This should work, right? Thanks.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Elkton, Maryland
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    Yes. Ensure that the IP is within the range of the other router. Another option is to connect it via DHCP and use a DHCP reservation on the other router.
     

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