Forward all ports from D-Link Router to Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AndrewMRiv, May 21, 2015.

  1. AndrewMRiv macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2013
    A company that installed solar panels at my house installed a D-Link router (DIR-600L) in front of my modem stating that "their hardware does not work well with Apple products" and then plugged my Airport Extreme into it.

    (So ip addresses are in a "192.168.0.x" format rather than "10.0.1.x" format on my network.)

    I put my Airport Extreme into bridge mode but now I'm here manually opening up ports scrambling to fix Apple services (

    I would rather use the Airport Extreme to manage everything while also letting the Solar Panel company use their monitoring hardware.

    Is there any way to fix this?
  2. Taz Mangus, May 22, 2015
    Last edited: May 22, 2015

    Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Switch the AirPort Extreme from bridge mode to generating an IP address. When you do this you will create a double NAT. Simply tell the Airport basestation to ignore the double NAT. Now you can have the AirPort Extreme basestation generate IP addresses. I had to do this very same thing when I had AT&T Uverse installed. AT&T forces me to use their router on the front end which connects to WAN on my AirPort Extreme basestation. I have had no issues when letting the double NAT happen which has been about a year now.

    EDIT: This is probably the reason why you are having the issue you posted in this thread:
  3. AndrewMRiv thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2013
    Thank you. I am going to test that. On the D-Link Router, I will even put the Airport Base Station on DMZ temporarily at one point to see if it helps.

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