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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Using a wired router with Airport Extreme Base Station


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I've had an Airport Extreme base station for some time now that's connected to the internet through my Cable Modem.

Also connected to the Airport is a wired ethernet switch that in turn is wired to 3 computers giving them access to the internet. My printer is only connected wirelessly to the Airport but all wired computers have no problem printing on it.

I just replaced the wired ethernet switch with a wired router instead with the lead from the Airport going into the router's Internet (WAN) port, and with the 3 computers connected to the other ports on the router (#1,2,3).

All computers are working fine as far as being connected to the internet is concerned, but they are no longer getting through to the printer.

How can I correct this, or do I need to go back to using a switch instead of the router.

The literature seems to say it's okay to connect the Airport (I know it's already a wireless router) to yet another router, or to a switch or computer, but in the router case I'm not getting through to the printer as I did when using the ethernet switch.

Thanks for your help!
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You now have two different subnets - and the computers are having a hard time seeing the printer, which resides on another subnet.

Why would you replace the switch with a router? You just made your network much more complex than it needs to be.

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Def harder unless the new router can be set up in bridged mode so that the AE is still handling all DHCP duties.

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