Help? Re getting apple extreme to work as my previous router did

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by patchouli, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Ontario Canada
    I have voip through Primus..
    I have Rogers cable internet..
    I used to have a really old DLink router, which we threw out the other day and replaced with a new Airport Extreme...
    The old DLink router used to be hooked up to a DLink 'wired router' model EBR-2310, which basically acted as a hub to extend the wired connection up to my 2 boys' bedrooms for their xboxes..

    Internet comes into our house and goes like this:

    Rogers modem -> Primus VoIP LinkSys Phone Adapter with Router -> Airport Extreme -> DLink Wired Router Model EBR-2310

    When I set up the AE, I set it up as a 'Bridge', because the Primus router came before the AE..

    Voip phone works, my computer and husband's xbox directly wired to AE work, all the wireless connections work.. but.. the DLink Wired Router no longer brings internet connection to my boys' rooms..

    Is there anything I can do to make it work? Do I need to change a setting in the AE to let it know that it is not only a bridge, but that it is also sharing an internet connect? (or something like that??)

    Thanks for any help..
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    Don't think this is the right part of the forum for this question - is there a networking section you could post in?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Ontario Canada
    omg, i'm sorry..
  4. macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Put the AE into the default "DHCP and NAT" mode, don't use the D-Link as a hub but instead buy a 5port 10/100 switch ~$20 and use that instead.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Apr 25, 2012
    I think this ^^ is the best advice, maybe spend another $10 and get a 10/100/1000 switch instead. Too many devices in that chain with the word "router" in them, only need one. If you use one as an actual router, turn off the DHCP functions of the downstream devices and don't utilize the WAN port, it's basically a switch then.

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