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Airport Extreme for Honeywell Lynx Security Wifi?

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Joel C. Level 6 Level 6 (15,895 points)
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Feb 7, 2013 9:43 AM

Hello,

 

I'm installing a Honeywell Lynx 5100 home security system in my home. I haven't received the Wifi module yet but I do have the instuctions for it and noticed they (Honeywell) have a list of compatible routers. The Apple Airport Extreme isn't on the list and I was wondering if anyone has the security system and using Wifi for communication? I know I've never had any problems with any device and my Airport Extreme but just want to head any off at the pass.

 

Thanks!

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,530 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to Joel C.)

    Chances are that the Honeywell software used to communicate with Lynx 5100 security system requires UPnP in order to control ports on the router. The AirPort routers do not support this protocol. However, they have something similar called NAT-PMP. My guess on why Honeywell does not include the AirPorts is because of this.

     

    If I am right, the issue would be that the software would not be able to communicate back to the remote security server as it wouldn't be able to open the appropriate ports to do so. One possible workaround is to manually configure the required ports using the Port Mapping feature of the AirPort Utility.

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