Please help: static IP and airport express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by michaelsaxon, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    Hi. I am paying for internet while deployed in Afghanistan and the way it works is through a CAT 5 cable that is hooked to a switch in the building. Each computer has a fixed IP and a name/password to access.

    I have an Airport Express on the way and I'd like to be able to disconnect my MBP from the lan cable and enjoy wireless.

    How will I configure the Airport Express in this environment? Thank you.
  2. BeauGiles macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Just set it up to share a connection; it'll give your MacBook Pro a NAT'd connection, and you'll be able to assign the AirPort your static IP.
  3. michaelsaxon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    Thanks for your help. Just got the router today. It works fine, but is flashing yellow and reporting a double NAT.

    When I change settings to fix that, I lose internet.



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