Extending Non-Apple WIFI Network with Airport

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  1. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I am trying to help my son-in-law setup his home network. He is using CenturyLink DSL, and has been given a Zytel C1000Z modem/router combination.

    So far, I have not been able to find any documentation or manual on this device, so I am not sure if I can turn off the WIFI function of that router and just connect an Airport device directly to the modem as I do with my Cox cable setup.

    That leaves me with a couple of questions:

    1. Does anyone have a link to the doc for the Zytel device? Can the WIFI function be turned off?
    2. If the WIFI cannot be turned off, can I still use the Airport device in bridge mode to extend the WIFI coverage in his 2-story home?
    I know connecting Airport devices to each other to extend the network and provide "wall-to-wall" coverage is quite easy, but not sure how to manage this with these all-in-one modem/router devices.
     
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  3. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    If you meant ZyXEL c1000z, the only place I've found with the possibility of getting a manual is at Century Link. It requires a ZIP code to get one, so I didn't do it. Look on the left side of the page at the heading "Downloads" -> "Internet Manual" -> (new window) enter ZIP code.
    http://internethelp.centurylink.com/internethelp/modem-c1000z.html
     
  4. dwfaust thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks... solved the issue by logging into the admin function and turning off the built in wifi router...
     

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