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WAP54G cannot work without DHCP -- correct?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by NickTonkin, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. NickTonkin

    NickTonkin Guest


    Hope someone knowledgeable can help me confirm what I think I have worked out with my WAP54G.

    Namely, that it cannot be used to interface directly between a wifi laptop and the internet (through a dsl modem).

    I have a static IP address from my ISP and assigned it to the WAP, but the laptop wants to get an IP from DHCP.

    I think it looks like I will have to have a router somewhere before the WAP. Assign the static IP to the router, let the WAP get its IP "automatically" and the laptop get its IP from DHCP on the router.

    Is this correct?

    For searches: The Mac actually says "airport has a self-assigned IP address an may not be able to connect to the internet."

    Thanks for any help.

    - nick

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