Airport Extreme: Bridge and Router at the same time?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nightelf, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. nightelf macrumors 6502

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    Mar 25, 2003
    #1
    Hello,

    Is it possible to configure the new dual-band Airport Extreme to work as a switch (no DHCP) on the ethernet ports, but as a normal router (DHCP activated) on Wi-Fi?

    My current setup is Cable Modem > Ethernet Switch > Airport Express

    I have 2 Macs connected to the Ethernet Switch to use 2 public IPs (not shared). My iPhone, MBP and Wii share a 3rd public IP using the Airport Express. I would like to simplify my setup and use Wi-Fi N with my MBP.
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Oct 12, 2006
    #2
    No.

    But, if you want, why not just replace your express with the extreme?

    So, Cable Modem > Ethernet Switch > Airport Extreme


    The switch would go into the WAN port on the Extreme, and would also serve DHCP addresses to the wireless clients.
     

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