Various Airport Extreme Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Cuban WhoDat, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Cuban WhoDat macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2008
    I am having issues viewing an external hard drive, accessing files via the network and my Tivo even no longer recognizes the server.

    Here is my setup:

    new MacBook (wireless)
    PC with XP (wired)
    Airport Extreme
    DSL modem from provider (with wireless built in)

    Basically I have the AE connected to my DSL modem. I also have the PC connected via Ethernet. I have a USB printer and USB external hard drive connected via a powered USB hub.

    - Wireless internet and printing on the MacBook
    - Wireless Printing on the PC and internet connection (wired)

    Does Not Work
    - Hard Drive shows up on both AE Utilities (Mac & PC) but I cannot access it, nor can I find out how
    - Cannot file share between the Mac and PC

    Its almost like the AE internet connection does not exist....for example, with my iPhone or other visiting laptops I need to connect directly to the DSL router....the AE does not even present itself as an option. I also had my Tivo connect via WiFi and now it cannot connect to my PC as it did before.

    All of this, but my PC has a wired internet connection through the AE.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Have you considered setting your AE in Bridge Mode? Enter Manual Setup in AirPort Utility, select Internet, and for Connection Sharing select Off (Bridge Mode). This allows your other router to do DHCP and should get things to play more nicely on your network.

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