Airport Extreme Connected to Router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by andrewheard, May 11, 2008.

  1. andrewheard macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I have a router in my basement that is connected to all the bedrooms upstairs but in one of the rooms I need another switch of sorts to share the connection with the many devices I have. I would also like to add a wireless network so I thought the airport extreme would be perfect.

    In the past I have connected one router into another's LAN port so it just asks as a switch and the first router does all the NAT. Would it be possible to do the same with the Aiport and still retain the wireless functionality? I don't want to plug it into the WAN port as then I would be creating my own subnet which would make file transfers and LAN games between my roommates and I more difficult.

    Thanks for your time,

    Andrew
     
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it'll work - I have mine plugged into my router in that way, it works fine. You need to set it to bridge mode in the manual configuration part of Airport Utility though.
     
  3. andrewheard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot. I went out and bought one and it works perfectly. Got a great price too, $112CDN + tax.
     

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