Question to Airport Extreme owners.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mikaelrules, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. mikaelrules macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2004
    I used to have an Snow Airport Base Station (802.11b) and have since replaced it with a Linksys 802.11g router. I have a few questions about the new ones since I am looking at an Airport Express when it comes out.

    In my old base station, whenever I changed settings such as port forwarding, etc. The base station needed to restart every time. Does the Extreme still do this?

    Have you tried using the WDS (bridging) with routers of other brands such as Buffalo, linksys, etc? Did it work? Or is the Bridging standard on the Airport base stations proprietary to Apple Base Stations only?

  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    According to Apple, for bridging to work, all the base stations involved must be Airport Extreme or Airport Express.
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Yes, the AEBS needs to be restarted after changing the settings. But hey, my computer needs to be restarted after a software update, it's not really that big a deal.

    As for wireless bridging, I can't really help you there. I was debating buying a 3rd party gadget to help improve my range, either a second base station or an antenna, but now I'm just going to wait to get my hands on an AE.
  4. legion macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2003
    You can bridge with other brands. We do it at work (3 Airport ExtremeBS and 4 Linksys and 1 Netgear)

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