Can I use the AirPort Extreme Base Station with my wireless modem/router from Verizon FIOS?

I have a wireless modem/router in the basement and wired ports on our second floor. I'd like to add the AirPort Extreme Base Station to add wireless upstairs and to add extra wired ports in my office. Is this possible? How easy is it to set up? What do I need to do? Thanks!

  • Asked by Michael G from Needham
  • Oct 26, 2009
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • Best Answer:

    Assuming your Verizon router has ethernet ports, you can plug your airport express into your Verizon router. You would probably be best off disabling the Verizon routers' wireless capability, as it will just take up more wireless bandwidth - the airport extreme is way better anyways and you probably wont want to have to deal with having two different wireless networks. One thing you may consider doing is putting the AEBS in "bridge" mode - this way the verizon router will be the one dishing out IP addresses, and you will be able to use both the ethernet ports on the AEBS and the Verizon router. If the AEBS is dishing out IP addresses, devices wired to the AEBS may not be able to "see" devices wired to the verizon router.

    • Answered by Nathaniel V from Bangor
    • Nov 27, 2009