Airport Express Connexion Problem

foz405

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I've got Airport Express and it was all running well until Telstra unplugged my ADSL codes. Now that this is fixed and I have a new NetGear DG834 Modem, I can get the internet via the Ethernet connexion, but I cannot get Airport Express to work with any assistants or other. I have updated the firmware to 6.3
The Apple shop talks abot disabling DHCP (?) and doing it manually, but how ?
I really haven't much expertise and nedd help badly.
Thanks
 

mad jew

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Match the settings on your Mac's Network pane of System Preferences with the settings on the Internet pane of AirPort Admin Utility. What differences do you see?
 

foz405

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Differences:

The built in Ethernet (under TCP/IP) uses DHCP
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.0.1

The Airport under "Study"
Study 192.168.0.2
Ethernet WAN 00:11:24:5d:43:c4
Router Address: 192.168.0.1
DNS Server: 192.168.0.1



Thanks
 

foz405

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Do I go to Internet in the Airport Utility and configure manually and leaving everything else the same as it was, change the IP Address to read the same as the Built in Ethernet address, ie change from 192.168.03 to 192.168.04 ?

Grahame

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DoFoT9

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i notice that your DNS server doesnt match the rest of your IP addresses. they should all be on the same subnet (ie. 192.169.0.x)

find out the IP address of your router. if you have a telstra modem i think its 10.0.1.138. that would be your DNS setting that your airport would point too.
 

foz405

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Latest work on the Airport Express

I've reset the Airport Express, made the changes recommended and about the only thing I haven't activated is in Apple Talk in the Airport. It doesn't help as I tried it.
I've restarted the laptop.
Unless Mandrake the Magician is out there, I now have an ugly cable going from one side of the room to the other. I'm afraid after 3 hours work I've given up - however I'm still a wee bit hopeful ?????

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.
:mad:
 

DoFoT9

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I've reset the Airport Express, made the changes recommended and about the only thing I haven't activated is in Apple Talk in the Airport. It doesn't help as I tried it.
I've restarted the laptop.
Unless Mandrake the Magician is out there, I now have an ugly cable going from one side of the room to the other. I'm afraid after 3 hours work I've given up - however I'm still a wee bit hopeful ?????

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.
:mad:
its gotta be the settings you are using. it cant just not work. there is something tiny that isnt working.

find out your modems IP, post it here and we shall run you through what to do.
 

foz405

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NetGear DG834 address

According to the manual, the address is 192.168.0.1, the router address that is. The IP address may be between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254

This is the router address I'm using on the Ethernet connexion

Many thanks
 

DoFoT9

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okidoki...

im not exactly sure where to start.
if your modem is indeed configured to 192.168.0.1, this will be the 'router address' that you set under the "internet" tab in airport admin utility.

in that 'internet' tab in airport admin utility, it should look as follows:
Conenct Using:Ethernet
Configure:using DHCP
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet:255.255.255.0
Router Address: 192.168.0.1 (or the modem address)
DNS Servers:blank
everything else doesnt matter

then we are going to set that up and apply and restart the airport and whatnot. then go into "network" in system pref.
preferably make a new location.
go to the new airport settings, and then under the TCP/IP tab enter the settings:
Configure IPv4: using DHCP
(IP address and router should be picked up automatically once u hit apply)
DNS servers: 192.168.0.1 *enter* 192.168.0.2

hit apply now... and it should work.
 

foz405

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Success !!!!!!

You're s-o-o wonderful !!
I can see the problem was that I did NOT do the very last instruction regarding the two DNS servers.

I'm going to print this out so that I never have this trouble again !!
Thank you so much for all your time and patience.

Grahame
:):):):):):):):):p:p:p:p:p:p
;):D:D
 

DoFoT9

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Jun 11, 2007
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You're s-o-o wonderful !!
I can see the problem was that I did NOT do the very last instruction regarding the two DNS servers.

I'm going to print this out so that I never have this trouble again !!
Thank you so much for all your time and patience.

Grahame
:):):):):):):):):p:p:p:p:p:p
;):D:D
YEEEWWWWW!!!!! yay im so happy it all worked out for you! :)
glad i could help
enjoy it all mate.

DoFoT9