Setting up airport extreme to replace netgear router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by existentialuk, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. existentialuk macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2014

    Thanks in advance for help and advice with this one. Im desperate to replace my unreliable netgear router so i bought a Apple Airport Extreme base station (Generation 6).

    At the moment I have my satellite box (tooway satellite provided by europasat) plugged into my netgear router and can access the internet via the wifi. I also have my airport extreme WAN port plugged into one of the netgear router ethernet bays. So effectively I have 2 wireless networks and can connect to the internet with both.

    I tried removing my netgear router from the system and plugging my satellite box directly into the airport extreme and started set up. The airport extreme sets up ok but i just get an orange light for the internet.. I have tried using static IP, DCHP etc and also changing it from off bridge mode to DCHP and DCHP and NAT but i get various errors. Its keeps asking for a DNS address but i don't know what to enter..

    If i look on my router setup its currently set to get IP addresses dynamically from the ISP.

    Can anyone help me set this up properly without the netgear router (which constantly resets and drops the internet connection!!)

    I just need a reliable home network that can connect several macs, iPads and iPhones, PS4 etc

    Happy to paypal a small contribution for anyone who can help.

  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Try rebooting the ISP provided box after removing the Netgear router so it can reassign the IP address to the AirPort.

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