Using a 3rd party router to extend Airport Express signal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dpfenninger, May 21, 2011.

  1. dpfenninger macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2005
    I apologize in advance if this has already been answered elsewhere, but here it goes...

    I am looking to extend/boost the signal of my Airport Express. It is the main router to my internet connection, broadcasting to several devices around my house with a strong signal. However, once you step onto my back deck, the signal degrades precipitously.

    I have a Tenda W268R Wireless-N router laying around that I got for free, and I was wondering if I could somehow set it up near the deck so that it picks up the signal from the AE and extends it out so that I can work from the backyard (the weather is starting to get nicer!).

    I consider myself to be pretty tech savvy, but when it comes to networking I'm still fairly novice, so any coaching/guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. dpace32 macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2008
    I know this thread is old but did you have any luck? I have a similar setup and the Tenda W268R is a pain to deal with :)

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