Connect a secondary router to my new Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gwihannom, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. gwihannom macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2008
    I've got a new Airport Extreme for my network and I had a question on extending my network.

    I've been using Linksys WRT300N previously and have had no problem using the router.
    But since I've got a new Airport Extreme, I decided to use the new router as the primary router for my home office.

    But I still want to use the Linksys product included in my network.

    I have VOIP phone adapters and a network printer available and wanted to set it up in a different room.
    Airport Extreme will be in one room connected to the Cable modem in one room, distributing to all the computers in my wireless network and I want to use the Linksys WRT300N as a wireless access point or a wireless bridge set up in a separate room.

    I have posted something in the Linksys forum and got no answer, so I'm looking for an advice here.

    Is this possible and what setup do I have to do?
    I'm a little advanced user, so any advice could help me.
  2. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    You would have to set it up for WDS. First, I would download DD-WRT firmware for the Linksys router. I don't think the WRT300N can run WDS (even with this new firmware), but it's worth a shot.
  3. gwihannom thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Thanks for the advice. I figured out that the router does NOT support as being a wireless access point. I tried out the firmware but unlike the 54G from Linksys, WRT300N doesn't support it.

    So to the second option.

    Since I have Airport Extreme and a Linksys router, I want to try this:

    1. Airport Extreme connected to the cable modem, distributing Wireless-N only.
    2. Linksys WRT300N connected to the Airport Extreme via ethernet, distributing Wireless G/B.

    Is this possible? Any ideas?
  4. Ralphalph macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2009
    Ever find an answer for this?

    Hey did you ever have any luck setting this up? I'm looking to set up a similar network.

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