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Use the AMX-64 with an Apple Airport Extreme


Article ID: HT006

This Information applies to:

  • AMX-64
  • Apple Airport Extreme


This document explains how to connect and configure the Apple Airport Extreme wireless base station with the AMX-64.


Before connecting your AMX-64 to the Airport Base Station connect a computer directly to the AMX-64 to run through the standard set-up routine. Set-up the AMX-64 using the quick & Easy installer and select the default configuration Automatic Sharing Mode.

Configuring the Airport Extreme for the first time.

If the Airport Extreme base station has not yet been installed, install the Apple Airport Software supplied with the base station. Use the Airport Setup Assistant, located in the utilities folder under Applications. If you have already configured the base station please skip this section and start at "Airport Admin Utility Options"

Select "Set up an AirPort Base Station" and click continue.

Select the Airport Extreme Base Station from the drop down list and click continue.

Select "Local Area Network (LAN)" as the internet connection method and click continue.

Select Configure Base Station "Using DHCP" and put in to the Name Server Address box.
Click Continue.
You will be asked to to set a name and passwords for your base station. Choose a name and password that suits your requirements and proceed through the procedure until complete.

Airport Admin Utility Options

Assuming you have completed the installation above or the base station has previously been configured for your network. Using the Airport Admin Utility provided with your Airport, configure the base station to use Bridge Only mode by changing the following settings.

Internet Tab

The AMX-64 will handle the internet connection so you will no longer have to use the internet connect utility to dial the internet. The Airport Base Station needs to be configured to connect using ethernet and configured using DHCP in order to use the AMX-64 for internet access.

Network Tab

The AMX-64 handles DHCP and NAT (internet sharing) so these services must both be turned off in the Base Station. This means that the wireless clients will get an IP address assigned by the DHCP server built in to the AMX-64. As the AMX-64 will now be handling the job of handing out IP addresses the option "Distribute IP Addresses" must be unchecked.

Finishing Up.

Now update the base station by clicking the Update button.

The AMX-64 can now be connected to either the WAN or LAN ports on the back of the base station.

Congratulations you now have high speed wireless access !