Extending Airport wireless network using 2 different AirPort Basestations

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  1. edmondo69 macrumors newbie

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    I recently upgraded my Airport Extreme form the old "UFO looking" Airport to a the new Airport Extreme N and am having trouble extending the network using the older airport as a remote in WDS. I have followed both of the following articles without any success.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=AirPortUtility/5.1/en/ap2045.html

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=AirPortUtility/5.1/en/ap2124.html

    I followed the 2nd doco (ap2124) up to point 6 and I followed the 1st doco (ap2045) from the start and applied the changes, but my older (ufo looking) airport extreme don't seem to connect to the newer Airport Extreme N.

    I contacted Apple support and after checking with the product specialist, they advised me that I couldn't mix the 2 devices and I would have to buy the Airport Express N and extend my network using the Express.

    my question is, has anyone extended their network by using 2 different Airport base stations ? I'm stuck and would appreciate any help.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I dont see why it wouldn't work. Are you interconnecting the 2 extremes via ethernet or wireless?
     
  3. edmondo69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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