12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 7:43 PM by tbjorkman
Patrick Collins Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Hi,

 

The previous version of airport utility had a simple tab "port mapping" that allowed me to forward ports so that various servers running on my machine could be accessible via outside of my WAN/LAN.  However, when using the latest version, I don't see anything related to port mapping, the closest I found was an IPv6 Firewall-- which I am not certain is what I am looking for......

 

Ultimately, I have a development web server that I run on port 3000, and I want this to be accessible from the outside world--- and also I would like VNC guests to be able to do screen sharing / remote access which I believe is through port 5900...  How can I make these two things accessible through my standard IPv4 address?

 

Thank you.


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  • 1. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    Please check out the following AirPort User Tip for Port Mapping with AirPort Utitlity v5.x.

  • 2. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Patrick Collins Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I would love to, except those instructions are OUTDATED and not relevant!  That's been the whole frustrating thing with all this..  Every google search shows instructions to click on tabs that don't exist...

     

    For example this says:

    AirPort Utility > Select the base station > Manual Setup > Internet > DHCP tab

     

    ...

     

    There is no DHCP tab!!!!

     

    Then it goes on to say:

     

    AirPort Utility > Select the base station > Manual Setup >Advanced > Port Mapping tab

     

    There is no Port Mapping tab!!! (I said this in my original discussion post).

     

    -patrick

  • 3. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    Sorry, but the only way I could duplicate your findings in either AirPort Utility 5.6 or 5.6.1 from a Mac is if the AirPort base station is in Bridge mode. What is the current setting for Internet > Internet Connection tab > Connection Sharing on yours?

  • 4. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Patrick Collins Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Ah, ok....  So I was in "bridge mode"...  I assume I want that connection sharing option to be "Share a public IP address"?

     

    I did that, but then when I try to update the settings, it complains "the DHCP range you have netered conflicts with the WAN IP address of the apple wi-fi base station", and then gives me a text input to change the beginning DHCP address from 192.168.1.2 to something else...  And also one for the ending address 192.168.1.200

     

    ..  I am not sure what to put instead of that... ?

  • 5. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    ... So I was in "bridge mode"...  I assume I want that connection sharing option to be "Share a public IP address"?

    Yes. This would enable both NAT & DHCP on the AirPort. In this case Port Mapping would be enabled. When in bridge mode, all ports would already be opened.

     

    I did that, but then when I try to update the settings, it complains "the DHCP range you have netered conflicts with the WAN IP address of the apple wi-fi base station", and then gives me a text input to change the beginning DHCP address from 192.168.1.2 to something else...  And also one for the ending address 192.168.1.200

    If you are getting this kind of warning then you have another router upstream of the AirPort that is providing both NAT & DHCP services. If your goal is to configure port mapping for the development web server, then you should configure the AirPort as a bridge and set up port mapping on the upstream router.

  • 6. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Patrick Collins Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hmm.. I do not have any other router...

     

    I have a plain westell modem provided by my ISP, my airport extreme, and my airport express being used as airtunes.  Note that previously I had portmapping working fine and was able to access my local machine's webserver via my ip address + port...  It seems to have stopped working after my ISP "upgraded" my line and gave me a new modem, which I assume was to enable IPv6 support, but I am not sure...  However, I am 100% sure that my modem is just a modem, and not a router though.

  • 7. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    Do you happen to have the Westell's model number handy?

  • 8. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Patrick Collins Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    yes, it is: G90-610015-20

  • 9. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    Doing a quick search on the Internet, this would be the Westell 6100 and is a combination modem/router device. Please check out this DSLReports link to see if it will help.

  • 10. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    netherzap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi everyone, so I am probably breaking protocol trying to ask a question like this, but is there anyway that someone could very simply breakdown how I could achieve what this screen shot is doing in the new airport utility?  I apologize if this isn't how or where I am supposed to ask, I'll make a new post if I have to.  Thanks very much.  Foscam-Basic-Setup-Guide.bmp

     

    (i am trying to access an IP camera from outside my own network).  Again, thanks. 

  • 11. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    Dave Wiltshire Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have exactly the same issue. I have a D-Link modem that my ISP provided and I have an Airport Extreem connected to that which acts as my router using DCHP and NAT.

     

    I have an IP camera which I have reserved the IP for on the Airport and then mapped the IP address via port 25000. This all works fine on my LAN and I can also see the camera via the Airports WAN IP address with the port prefix on the end (AirportIPaddress:25000).

     

    The problem is I can work out how to get the port I mapped on the Airport out of the D-Link Modemto the WAN so I can view the camera anywhere.

     

    I'm not keen to confighure the Airport in bridge mode because it is acting as a base-station in an extended network with other Airport Express devices. And bridge mode restricts some airplay features.

     

    I've tried port mapping on the d-link to try and pass the mapped Airport IP address out to the WAN but can't make it work.

     

    Do I need to set my D-link modem as a bridge? Can see this setting in it's config but that might make sense.

  • 12. Re: Port forwarding for airport utility 5.6.1
    tbjorkman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tesserax, you seem to be the Airport Extreme guru.  Been trying to find answers on forums all day so as not to duplicate a post.  Also tried to find a way to contact you directly so as not to get off topic here...but couldn't see an option.

     

    Running Airport Extreme Version 7.6.1.  Hosting a FileMaker Pro 10 file on a PowerPC on my home network (ISP is TimeWarner ...ugh).  Need to publish this file to the URL the gent that hosts my site has pointed at my public IP addy here on my home network.

     

    Created DHCP Reservation by MAC Address for the machine hosting to achieve static IP.  Have opened ports 80 and 5003 (filemaker) in Port Mapping.  Both pointing at the IP addy of that same machine hosting the file.  Some discussions have said to make the end of IP .201 or higher for port forwarding so I've done so.

     

    Port checkers all say these ports are still closed.  Time Warner has told me they are not blocking either of these ports and that my modem does not have a firewall holding things up—they say the prob is with my router settings.

     

    I should probably also mention that I used to successfully forward these ports and host/access this file via the URL (same ISP and domain host etc. then as currently).

     

    Obviously posting here because none of this is working.  Have looked over the links and docs you regularly reply with—hoping you may have other wisdom to give us.  Thanks in advance.