Is it possible to extend an existing wifi network with an airport extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by chrono1081, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    Hi guys.

    I was wondering if the following is possible. There is a wireless network at my friends house and it doesn't reach the basement. He has a linksys n router and wants to extend the range but can't get an access point (long story why). Is it possible to use my airport extreme as a wireless extender? If so does anyone have any tips of how I would set this up?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Airport devices can only extend the range of other Airport WiFi networks. They cannot extend a Linksys, Netgear, or any other WiFi network.
     

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