Airport router not seeing Linksys range expander

I have the Linksys WRE54G range expander. I have everything setup on the device. I can't figure out how to tie it into my Apple Airport Extreme router. any suggestions, comments?
John Gerard

The AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) cannot extend or be extended by a non-AirPort router. There is only a very few cases where this has been true back with the 802.11g AirPort Express and the Linksys WRT-54GL model ... and a few others as well, but not the Linksys that you have currently.

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