I purchased the 1141n AP. Last year when in May, I called Cisco support for help. He told me it, the 1141n would not works alone, it needs the controller. However, He also stated that the new version of IOS will be working as the access point alone.
So I have it, donwload the latest software c1140-k9w7-tar.124-21a.JY.tar from Cisco.com.
Is this the correct version for 1141N and can it work as stand alone now, or acting as the extended WDS extended from the other AP like Apple Extreme.?
Oh, about your second question, if I think it's what you are talking about... I don't think you will be able to use your 1141 as a repeater or bridge to your Apple AirPort as Cisco APs require CCX compatible devices to associate as repeater, bridges, and such. Sorry about that.