can airport express join or extend existing network created by other router?

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  1. zxcvb macrumors regular

    zxcvb

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    my router is linksys and i want to let my airport express join the network created by linksys wirelessly, would that be done? i was told at apple store that airport can extend existing network, what the problem is?


    thanks
     
  2. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

    geerlingguy

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    Check out these links:
    http://rgbdream.com/2005/09/06/linksys-wrt54g-airport-express-and-wds/
    http://weblogs.java.net/blog/inder/archive/2004/10/using_airport_e_1.html

    Also, look through some Google search results (maybe type in the model of your linksys to see if someone else has the same router + airport?):
    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=airport+range+extender&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
     
  3. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    Joining an existing wireless network shouldn't be a problem, if you're only interested in sharing a printer and/or using the audio features. If this is what you're after, read AirPort Express: How to join an existing wireless network in client mode.

    Extending a network is another beast, if you're interested in that check out geerlingguy's links, it's a good post.
     
  4. zxcvb thread starter macrumors regular

    zxcvb

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    thanks a lot, problems solved , that was really helpful :p
     

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