Connect Airport Extreme to wireless MiFi hotspot?

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  1. bapple48484 macrumors newbie

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    I have a wireless MiFi hotspot with a limit of 4 connections. Its DHCP server will only give out 4 IP numbers.

    Is it possible to connect an Apple Airport Extreme to the MiFi's wireless network and then use the Airport as a DHCP server? This would let me connect more than 4 devices to the MiFi hotspot.

    I know the Airport can act as a bridge and extend another wireless network, but I think it does not act as a DHCP server in this circumstance.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    "I know the Airport can act as a bridge and extend another wireless network, but I think it does not act as a DHCP server in this circumstance."

    I believe that's correct, as well.

    Hmmm… if you already have the AE, why don't you try it (as an additional DHCP server), and let us know if it works? If it does, please include the details of how you set it up and got it working...
     
  3. bapple48484 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried it before making my original post, but did not succeed. I was hoping I was missing something, but it appears that what I want is not possible.
     

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