Airport Extreme: Bridge and Router at the same time?

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

  1. nightelf macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003

    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

    Oct 12, 2006

    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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