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    Port forwarding Airport Extreme - not getting the options I'm expecting?

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    Question Port forwarding Airport Extreme - not getting the options I'm expecting?
    So I'm trying to forward port 80 for a web server on my router which is connected to my airport extreme, but I'm receiving options that don't seem typical. I'm using Airport Utility 5.6 and when I go to add to port mappings, I get the options, "Description (can't even enter anything here)", "Public Port Number", "Private IP Address", and "Private Port Number". This is something different that what I've been seen previously. Before, I had gotten private/public UDP ports, private/public TCP ports, and private IP address. What exactly is going on and how might I be able to achieve my desired results?

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    Port forwarding Airport Extreme - not getting the options I'm expecting?
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    5.6 is pretty old - is there a reason you aren't using 6.1 Airport Utility? I just checked and 6.1 has what you described as being familiar to you.

    That being said - what is in 5.6 seems normal for port mapping. Description - is just a way to select commonly used port mappings (like ssh being 22) - but you can put anything here. Generally your Public Port and Private port would map to the same number as service - in your case 80 for http - and the Private IP Address - should be the web server ip address that is internal.

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    Port forwarding Airport Extreme - not getting the options I'm expecting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    5.6 is pretty old - is there a reason you aren't using 6.1 Airport Utility? I just checked and 6.1 has what you described as being familiar to you.

    That being said - what is in 5.6 seems normal for port mapping. Description - is just a way to select commonly used port mappings (like ssh being 22) - but you can put anything here. Generally your Public Port and Private port would map to the same number as service - in your case 80 for http - and the Private IP Address - should be the web server ip address that is internal.
    Well my airport is pretty old, so that must be the case. When I try to use the current Airport Utility, it tells me "This version of AirPort Utility doesn't support this base station". Anyway thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    5.6 is pretty old - is there a reason you aren't using 6.1 Airport Utility? I just checked and 6.1 has what you described as being familiar to you.

    That being said - what is in 5.6 seems normal for port mapping. Description - is just a way to select commonly used port mappings (like ssh being 22) - but you can put anything here. Generally your Public Port and Private port would map to the same number as service - in your case 80 for http - and the Private IP Address - should be the web server ip address that is internal.
    New problem. The private IP address of the device I'm using as a web server is 192.168.2.2. However, Airport Utility is telling me that the private IP address must be 10.0.1.x In Network Utility is tells me the WIFI address is 10.0.1.8, but I need to forward to the device at 192.168.2.2??

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    Port forwarding Airport Extreme - not getting the options I'm expecting?
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    You are going to have to explain a bit more. Is there a second private network? Generally Apple provides the 10.0.1.x - so that looks normal. 192.168.2.* is generally a class C network - but if your Airport is providing 10.0.1.x - the where is 192.168.2.* coming from? Why are there 2 subnets in your network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    You are going to have to explain a bit more. Is there a second private network? Generally Apple provides the 10.0.1.x - so that looks normal. 192.168.2.* is generally a class C network - but if your Airport is providing 10.0.1.x - the where is 192.168.2.* coming from? Why are there 2 subnets in your network?
    Well, perhaps. I'm not quite sure how to look at it. I have an Arduino Ethernet (which I'm using as a web server) hooked up to my macbook through an ethernet cable and internet sharing enabled, and my laptop connects wirelessly to my router which is connected to the Airport.

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    Port forwarding Airport Extreme - not getting the options I'm expecting?
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    I looked up Arduino Ethernet - and found your board. I've never used it so I have no idea how to configure it. But if it came up with 192.168.2.2 - it sounds like it either set it's own address - or wants to serve addresses. So somehow you probably want to configure your board to dhcp - so it can get an ip address from your Airport Extreme.

    Arduino - ArduinoBoardEthernet
    According to this page
    The board also can connect to a wired network via ethernet. When connecting to a network, you will need to provide an IP address and a MAC address. The Ethernet Library is fully supported.
    This is pretty low level stuff - so you will probably have to find a vaild MAC - and assign an address outside the DHCP range so that it won't interfere with DHCP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    I looked up Arduino Ethernet - and found your board. I've never used it so I have no idea how to configure it. But if it came up with 192.168.2.2 - it sounds like it either set it's own address - or wants to serve addresses. So somehow you probably want to configure your board to dhcp - so it can get an ip address from your Airport Extreme.

    Arduino - ArduinoBoardEthernet
    According to this page


    This is pretty low level stuff - so you will probably have to find a vaild MAC - and assign an address outside the DHCP range so that it won't interfere with DHCP.
    This is exactly what I've already done. I have a sketch that it runs which connects it through DHCP and prints out the IP address it uses, which turns out to be 192.168.2.2

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    Port forwarding Airport Extreme - not getting the options I'm expecting?
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    Well if you want to connect to your AE you'll have to change the subnet on the board - otherwise - in essence, your board is its own network. You'll have to change it to 10.0.1.something - as I said just make sure it is outside the dhcp range of your AE.

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