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bobr1941

@shawcable.net

Cisco DPC 3285 and apple airport express

Today I upgraded to BB50 and got the Cisco DPC3285 modem. with my old SMC8014wn my Apple airport express and time capsule worked just fine. with the Cisco will not connect.
Is there a problem with this modem?



rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB

Is your airport express strictly an access point or router/gateway?

The Cisco comes out of the box as an all-in-one unit. Should you want to use your airport as the main router you need to call in and get your Cisco put into bridge mode. Or go to the Shaw community and they can do it for you as well.

»community.shaw.ca/welcome


kevinds

join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:2
reply to bobr1941

Yes, is your Cisco in Router mode? Or bridge-mode?

Is your Airport in Access-Point or Router mode?
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.



bobr1941

@shawcable.net
reply to rustydusty

it is just an access point for my printer and speakers so I can use airplay from iPhone iPad etc. with SMC was just plug and play Cisco driving me nuts



rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
reply to bobr1941

Different IP range most likely.

192.168.0 being the Cisco, SMC may be 192.168.1

Only way to check those things though


kevinds

join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:2
reply to bobr1941

Then the question becomes, is your modem in router/gateway mode or bridge mode?

If your Airport is in Access-Point mode, your Cisco modem will need to be in gateway mode.

However, unless you have a specific reason to, your Cisco should be in bridge mode, and using your Airport as the router
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.


stolen

join:2004-04-12
Calgary, AB
kudos:2
reply to bobr1941

The DPC has had some problems with multicast between wifi and wired. If the airport is wired into the DPC, and you're connecting wifi to the DPC, then you could have problems making it work.
It would be better to turn off the WiFi on the DPC and using the WiFi on the Airport only. You may even be better off using the airport as your router (and putting the DPC into bridge mode).


kevinds

join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:2

There is no 'may' about it... That would be the best setup...



rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
reply to bobr1941

I concur, bridge is the ultimate solution.