Can I add spare apple routers to network?

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Sailordude99
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 23:57    Post subject: Can I add spare apple routers to network? Reply with quote
have a Netgear Nighthawk r8500 that I converted to DD WRT for 1gb home network. Works great, no issues with it.

I have 2 addional routers: Apple Time Cap and Airport Extreme just lying in my closet.

Would they be any use on my home network other than being a bridge or additional hd storage? Or should I just sell them?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 14:18    Post subject: Re: Can I add spare apple routers to network? Reply with quote
Sailordude99 wrote:
I have 2 additional routers: Apple Time Cap and Airport Extreme
A quick search of "{device} as access point" seems to indicate they can. Try those searches, but in general to make a router act as WAP, if it's not already a given option, you just need to:
-Connect to the gateway via LAN/network instead of WAN/internet
-Disable DHCP
-Disable firewall, port fwd'ing, QoS, UPNP, etc. (but should ok either way since you're not using WAN)
-Change mode to 'router' if available (most routers don't have this option)

Unlikely there's an option to map the WAN port as LAN (like DD has), but that's another thing to watch for.

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Sailordude99
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 14:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh, I should have known that. Thank you

Your from Indy? Boiler up Smile (Purdue)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 17:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sailordude99 wrote:
Your from Indy? Boiler up Smile (Purdue)
Right on Wink I'm from there too... Cool
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