Can I use an Airport Express to extend a network using a Bwrg500 router?

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  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

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  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    extending wirelessly, probably not

    wired, fairly easily
    if you can get an ethernet cable to the location you want to put the express, just give the express the same SSID (name) and security settings, but different channels, your devices will then automagically switch and pick the strongest signal, you won't notice much when it does that.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    it can work, just not supported by apple, and requires a bit of tinkering and the correct hardware/software combination to get it to work (if at all), hence the "probably"

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WDS#Apple_Airport_Express

    also to keep in mind for using wireless. (from the link i posted)
     

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