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Telstra Gateway Pro (Netgear V7610) and Apple Airport Express

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Having issues using an Apple Airport Express with the Gateway Pro modem.

 

Using the Apple Airport in bridge mode to create another wifi network off the Gateway pro. When the Airport is connected the Gateway wifi network goes down.  I've set the Airport to a static IP address outside of DHCP addresses.

 

Any suggestions as to troubleshoot this?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Telstra Gateway Pro (Netgear V7610) and Apple Airport Express

One of the problems is setting IP address outside address range of DHCP of gateway pro. Use IP address within range of gateways DHCP. Use large number for 4th set of digits so that IP address is unlikely to be allocated to another device.

 

Use different radio channel for Airport express that has at least three channels seperation from Wi-Fi channel on gateway pro

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Re: Telstra Gateway Pro (Netgear V7610) and Apple Airport Express

One of the problems is setting IP address outside address range of DHCP of gateway pro. Use IP address within range of gateways DHCP. Use large number for 4th set of digits so that IP address is unlikely to be allocated to another device.

 

Use different radio channel for Airport express that has at least three channels seperation from Wi-Fi channel on gateway pro

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Re: Telstra Gateway Pro (Netgear V7610) and Apple Airport Express

Thanks. Have set it up as per your recommendation.

 

Do you recommend setting a static IP address for the Airport express or just use DHCP?

 

 

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Re: Telstra Gateway Pro (Netgear V7610) and Apple Airport Express

I recommend a statitic IP address then if you need to log in to it to change settings you can use that address.

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Re: Telstra Gateway Pro (Netgear V7610) and Apple Airport Express

Understood. It's not such an issue with Airport routers as you can log in via the Airport Utility to change settings, but it still makes sense.

 

Changing the IP address back within the DHCP range seems to have fixed my issue.  I thought it made sense to have it outside the DHCP range but obviously I'm no expert Smiley Happy Thanks again for your help.

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