bridging a WRTG54GS to an Airport extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by brentg33, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2007
    Hi all

    not sure if this is possible. I have an older Airport extreme currently running in N only. This is connected to my comcast modem. I have a linksys router running dd-wrt hooked up via ethernet cable to the Airport extreme. They are using 2 different SSIDs and the linksys is broadcasting in G only. I did it this way so that the two Macbooks can connect to the Airport extreme in N and the PS3, Wii, etc can connect to the linksys in G. It has been working ok, however, i would like to hook an external HD to the Airport extreme and have the PS3 see the media on there, etc. Is it possible to bridge these two together and keep one N only and the other G and have the devices connecting to the G router see whats connected to the N? would i have to have the N router broadcast in mixed?

  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    All that is required is to turn off DHCP on the Linksys (set it as a gateway rather than router, aka bridge mode) and connect the AEBS to one of the Linksys' LAN ports (not the WAN port).

    Edit: Here is a thread that may help :)

    Edit 2: It seems the PS3 can't access the hard disk connected to an AEBS without third party software? Or a drive that has built in upnp support:

    Admittedly, I should have read your entire post thoroughly before posting a reply. My apologies.

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