Chris <chrisrgo.to> wrote:
I don't think so. However it seems you messed up the settings a bit.> im using an apple airport base station (v4.0.8), connected to a cable
> modem, in its capacity as a router to share internet traffic on my
> home network.
> is it possible that the pc config tool could be responsible for the
> problems, i.e. it isn't written as well as its mac equivalent, and
> didn't quite implement the updates correctly. or is it possible i
> missed an area of configuration that i assumed wasn't important, but
> actually is ?
1) the cable modem should get the IP address dynamically from the
provider, just as the old dial up modem did.
2) the airport base just gets the official IP address "forwarded" from
the cable modem
3) the airport base needs to "translate" the single IP address to the
local addresses (which it distributes via DHCP). These local addresses
need to be in the private ranges as defined by the "internet
authorities" - 192.168.x.x, 172.16.x.x, or 10.1.x.x.
I don't know if this info helps, but it is always a good thing to know
what should go on.
Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)
Hilfe für Strassenkinder in Ghana: <http://www.chance-for-children.org>