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Hi, Basicly i have my isp's provided modem router, and im planning on getting an airport extreme. As its only a router. Would it be possible to run an Ethernet cable from a LAN port of the modem/router into airport extremes wan port - having wireless disabled on the modem/router - also wont be used via ethernet. Possible or cause errors?

asked Jul 21 '11 at 14:21

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Luke Thompson

closed Mar 09 '13 at 08:36

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Tim Fontana

The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by Tim Fontana Mar 09 '13 at 08:36

You need to change your Modem/router in its settings to be only a Gateway and this should disable dhcp also but disable it if it doesn't, Google the type of modem/router you have and "Gateway mode" or "modem only". The you take one of the four lan ports out of that and plug it into the internet port on the Airport Router. Then you should be good to go.

answered Jul 21 '11 at 16:38

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thanks, Googled and found what i need :)

(Jul 21 '11 at 16:51) Luke Thompson Luke%20Thompson's gravatar image

To me is sounds like you just need to turn off the wireless and the DHCP on the modem/router and connect an Ethernet cable from the modem/router in to the airport extreme. That is what i think you need to do but it may be that you just need to disable the wireless and not the DHCP. For instructions on how to do this you will need to search google or ask on this forum for the instructions on how to do this for your specific modem/router. Can some one else on this forum please confirm whether or not i am correct as i think that this is the solution but i am not sure.

answered Jul 21 '11 at 14:47

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edited Jul 21 '11 at 14:48

I think yes, its like connect an router by cable to other router you can turn off the wireless on the first and it still pass the internet to the other router.

answered Jul 21 '11 at 16:26

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Asked: Jul 21 '11 at 14:21

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