Assigning static IPs using Airport Express.

Xerov

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Hey guys,

I need some help assigning static IPs to the computers on my network when using an airport express wireless router.

Here if my setup: Cable modem -> Airport express -> WDS -> Another Ariport Express.

When I go into the configuration all that I can use is DHCP, which Is what I need for the public side, but I need statics on the private side of the network.

Any help would be greatly appreciatied, I've checked google, but no luck it seems.
 

Doctor Q

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Sorry I can't help you, but if you come across a networking expert who knows about assigning static IP addresses, let me know too. I've got a problem (see thread) nobody has been able to help me with so far.
 

Bear

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Xerov said:
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When I go into the configuration all that I can use is DHCP, which Is what I need for the public side, but I need statics on the private side of the network.
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If you want your local lan to use static addressing, all you need to do is not have the Airport (Express/Extreme) distribute addresses. You would need to statically configure each machine. Or you can have a range of addresses be static and have the AirPort distribute a small range of addresses for the random machine you plug in.

What a DHCP server on a system can do that the AirPort cannot do is assign an IP address based on a machines MAC address.
 

Westside guy

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Bear said:
What a DHCP server on a system can do that the AirPort cannot do is assign an IP address based on a machines MAC address.
I'm a little surprised that it's not part of the Apple routers' software. My old 802.11b D-Link wireless router had the ability to assign specific IPs to specific MACs.

It's not a critical issue, but it would be a nice feature - especially in a mixed-environment home network (Linux, OS X, Windows).
 

superbovine

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Westside guy said:
I'm a little surprised that it's not part of the Apple routers' software. My old 802.11b D-Link wireless router had the ability to assign specific IPs to specific MACs.

It's not a critical issue, but it would be a nice feature - especially in a mixed-environment home network (Linux, OS X, Windows).
imho, i think from a tech support view point, they choose not to do static ip's. just a guess though.
 
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