wireless network(s).. complications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Verschoren, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Verschoren macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2005
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I bought myself an airport extreme today and after a few minutes I've managed to get my iMac c2d and mbp c2d online

    I attached my old USR 5461 router to it with an ethernet cable so that I could turn the airport in a real 5Hz N airport, and let my older G-systems (imac g5, PB g4 and win XP) use the USR for internet at a lower speed

    So far so good..

    in a nutshell:

    BUT then.. printing

    the red arrows are printerconnections over the wireless network, I can't setup.
    the macs don't find them neither by using bonjour, appletalk or whatever..

    the purple arrows are ARD connections I'd like to use (I used them before I switched to the A.P.Extr(n).. and the macs don't find eachother either..

    any help on these 2 problempoints?

    just a basic website or so which gives a generic setup guide will do.. I just need *something* to start with, I'll figure out the rest.. I hope.. :)

  2. tilman macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2006
    I suspect you created two subnets, with each of your access points acting as a DHCP server for the clients directly connected to it. When you hooked up the 2.4 GHz access point, did you plug the Ethernet cable coming from the Airport into one of it's normal network connectors (right), or into it's uplink WAN connector (wrong). And did you configure your 2.4 GHz to NOT be a DHCP server. You want to operate it as a simple wireless access point, and not as a gateway/router/DHCP server. Only the Airport should act as a DHCP server, so that all your computers get their IP addresses assigned from it, in the same subnet.
  3. Verschoren thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2005
    Antwerp, Belgium

    that should be the trick :)

    I chose the Wan instead of the Lan port..
    and yes.. I've got 2 DHCP's at the moment..

    should be solved in a minute, but that's for tomorrow.. it's too late (or early..) to try it now.


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