8407 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2008 3:26 AM by Faethor
AEBSn - Port Mapping Setup
To setup port mapping on an 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBSn), either connect to the AEBSn's wireless network or temporarily connect directly, using an Ethernet cable, to one of the LAN port of the AEBSn, and then use the AirPort Utility, in Manual Setup, to make these settings:
1. Reserve a DHCP-provided IP address for the host device.
Internet > DHCP tab
o On the DHCP tab, click the "+" (Add) button to enter DHCP Reservations.
o Description: <enter the desired description of the host device>
o Reserve address by: MAC Address
o Click Continue.
o MAC Address: <enter the MAC (what Apple calls Ethernet ID if you are using wired or AirPort ID if wireless) hardware address of the host computer>
o IPv4 Address: <enter the desired IP address>
o Click Done.
2. Setup Port Mapping on the AEBSn.
Advanced > Port Mapping tab
o Click the "+" (Add) button
o Service: <choose the appropriate service from the Service pop-up menu>
o Public UDP Port(s): <enter the appropriate UDP port values>
o Public TCP Port(s): <enter the appropriate TCP port values>
o Private IP Address: <enter the IP address of the host server>
o Private UDP Port(s): <enter the same as Public UDP Ports or your choice>
o Private TCP Port(s): <enter the same as Public TCP Ports or your choice>
o Click "Continue"
(ref: "Well Known" TCP and UDP ports used by Apple software products)
Thanks for the response Tesserax. I've gone through those instructions already essentially, however when I put in the range of ports that I want to have open (5730-5739) in the "Publuc UDP Port(s)" entry box, I get a message at the bottom of the Port Mapping Setup Assistant window that says "The port mapping entry you entered already exists."
I'm assuming this means that those UDP ports are already open?
I've run into port mapping probs on new TC. Can open TCP port no prob, but TC absolutely refuses to open UDP either singly or range. And I tried the default host thing, but, as many others have reported, this simply does not work w/firmware 7.3.1. Has anyone managed to open udp ports on TC? and will the older firmware work on TC, if, as many report, it has fewer problems?
Reading between the lines here, I can't help thinking that Apple would have saved a lot of people headaches if they had employed a "proper" SPI firewall in their Airports. Unless of course the PS3 is offering some kind of services that are accessed remotely, which I can't see why. Come on Apple! I would have paid a few extra quid for this feature along with a proper dual band, at the same time, set of radios!