Extending a wifi-network with TC

Beside using for backup purposes I'd also like to use the TC for extending my existing WI-FI network. The current router is located upstairs, I'd like to have another router downstairs, this would be the TC. For this I should be able to connect the TC to the existing WI-FI network. I googled this a little bit and found that it may be problematic but not impossible. Any experience with this kind of setup?

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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  • Best Answer:

    When plugging in the TC and starting the admin program on your computer, your TC is listed Top Left in the "un-configured" units. Choose it and the admin program will scan your existing network for other Airport Extreme or Express units and propose to automatically extend your network.

    Takes about 1 min to do and you have nothing to configure on your new unit, as all parameters are pulled from your existing AP.