AEBS as central hub, with netgear wired router off it?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bdcowell, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. bdcowell macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2008
    Here's yet another airport extreme base station questionn, but not revolving around wireless.

    I have a shiny new AEBS hooked to my cable modem. The one wired and one wireless PCs directly connected to it can see each other, share Airdisks, etc. I have two more wired-only PCs (win2k and xp) and one wire-only mac (tiger) to hook up and a dusty old Netgear MR814v2. I hooked its WAN port to one ethernet port on the AEBS. One PC (win2k w/bonjour) and the mac can reach the internet through the netgear through the AEBS, but can't see the airdisks or PCs hooked to the AEBS (the other PC isn't up and running yet). I'd like everyone to see the shared airdisk drives and share printers hooked to other PCs.

    Should this be able to work as I hoped?
    Which of the thousand settings should I post for more assistance?

  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    You may have better luck using a plain old switch instead of a router. Alternatively, you might be able to use the Netgear as a dumb switch - just use the LAN ports, not the WAN port.


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