Airport Express (N) and Netgear DG834

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ^squirrel^, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have a Netgear DG834 and yesterday i purchased a Airport Express to extend and connect to my Stereo system.

    I am able to extend the wireless if i run a cat 5e cable between the two, but is it possible to link the Airport and Netgear Router over wireless? I tried but unsuccessful.

    I have been reading and someone has suggested that i set the Netgear to WEP instead of WPA and when connecting the Airport to it add "$" to the start of the password.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards

    Darren
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    #2
    have the express "join a wireless network" instead of trying to extend.

    you won't get any extra range on your existing wireless coverage, but you won't get the headache of trying to extend a non:apple: wireless network.

    if you care about keeping more than just the "honest" people off your network, don't use WEP, it's very easily crackable.
     
  3. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    #3
    Yep i would stay well away from WEP myself, but that's what some people were recommending.

    Will try "Join Wireless Network" tonight.

    Thanks
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    I think that's just if you are trying to extend the range of the wireless.
     

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