Connect Airport Express to 3rd party router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Tom Foolery, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

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    i just bought an airport express in hopes of extending my wireless network. i am having trouble setting it up. i called apple support and they told me they only support connections with airport extreme. how do i connect airport express to a wireless network
     
  2. paduck macrumors 6502

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    It can be done, so don't lose heart. The key is having the same channel number and SSID. These links should be useful (one for Linksys and one for DD-WRT):

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060609053254368

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2006/1...ween-a-wireless-router-and-an-airport-expres/

    There are other links as well to help, depending on your 3rd party router and its configuration.

    I would also recommend configuring the Airport Express via Ethernet cable for efficiency and then letting it go. I use the Airport for AirTunes in the kids' room. However, they don't like to go to sleep while listening to music or stories....
     
  3. Tom Foolery thread starter macrumors regular

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    those should help, right now i'm trying to set up with a linksys wrt54gs but only for testing purposes, tmrw i'm moving the express to its semi permanent location, i'm not sure which router is there though.
     

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