Originally posted by aaanorton:
Are you sure you were extending the network; or were you just joined to it? Extending it would mean using WDS as a remote client. As far as I know, this is not possible with Linksys' own firmware.
It is possible with the 3.01.3 linksys firmware. I have been running one linksys WRT54G and 2 Airport Expresses for about a month using WDS with WEP. It works great. I have read it is possible with the sveasoft firmware too, but I decided to give it a try with the linksys firmware, and since it worked, I decided to just stick with it. I have not been successful getting WDS and WPA working though. (which was why I posted the question here)
Just do some googling, the setup info is out there (for WDS w/WEP).
Key things to check are:
-set up a normal wireless network using 128 bit WEP
-pick a channel
-if you are enabling the Wireless MAC filter you will need to enter the Airport expresses mac address
-set airport expresses to 'Create a Wireless Network'
-give it the same name (SSID) as you set in the linksys
-set it to same channel as the linksys
-give it the same security settings (128 bit WEP)
-enter the password you set on the linksys (I think you need a $ at the beginning since it's a hex password)
-on internet tab pick 'connect using AirPort WDS'
-check allow wireless client computers
-I configured manually, but DHCP should work too
-on WDS tab check enable this base station as a WDS remote base station
-check allow wireless clients on this base station
-enter Mac address of the linkys
thats about it, really works great once you get it going