ADSL modem and Airport Express compatibility

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by TopGear, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. TopGear macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2002
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    I'm about to get ADSL and I have to choose a modem. I want to set it up with an Airport Express base station. I know I want an Ethernet modem rather than the crappy USB modem they're offering, but do I want a combination modem/router or just a modem?

    More importantly, if I get the combination modem/router they offer (an ASUS 6010EV),

    will that have a compatibility issue with the Airport Express? As in, a modem/router going into a WiFi router?

    Any opinions or experience with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, muchachos...

  2. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    Don't worry about all that crap. Apple takes care of it. Just get a ADSL modem, no router, and the setup will set it up fine.
  3. Billicus macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2002
    Charles City, Iowa
    Just get an Ethernet ADSL modem, and hook it up to your Airport Extreme or Airport Express base station. All have have to do then is to set your Airport Extreme/Express to access the internet via DHCP. Then all you have to do is to set your computer to access the internet via DHCP over 802.11g. :)
  4. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2004
    If your modem has a router inbuilt, don't bother disabling it.

    I'm double routed as we speak. It works. And it means TWO hardware firewalls.

    Your modem provides the AirPort Express with an IP adress using DHCP and NAT, and then the AirPort Express uses DHCP and NAT as well, to provide your computer as a connection.

    It works.

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