Problem with Time Capsule and default host.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ravenvii, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    I have a video phone that requires certain ports open to work. To make my life easier, I simply set it up to be default host. This worked flawlessly when I had an AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n).

    However, I sold the AEBS and got a Time Capsule, and did the same set up (enabled default host, specified a default host address, and matched that address on my video phone). Now it can access the 'net (it discovers updates fine, tells me if I've missed a call, etc). But when someone tries to call, it doesn't ring, and when I call someone, they can see video from my side, but I can't see any video from their side.

    I unplugged my video phone and plugged it directly into the cable modem to test. It works perfectly, so it's definitely the Time Capsule that's causing the problem.

    Can anyone help me with this? Is default host treated differently with Time Capsule?
  2. mjkrooker macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    I can verify that it really doesn't let traffic through. If I set up the default host to point to a specific machine, and then attempt to connect (SSH) from a machine outside my network the network traffic doesn't get pushed to the specified machine. If I add a NAT rule I can get in just fine, so it seem clear that the default host isn't really passing all traffic coming into the TC on to the specified machine.

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