For the past month I've been trying to port forward on our AirPort base stations. Today, we upgraded from an AirPort Express (with no N capabilities) and bought the AirPort Extreme 5th Generation.
Most of today was getting the AirPort to run PPPoE instead of Ethernet. Our Westell 6100 modem was running PPPoE, but I set up as Bridge Ethernet instead. I set up our information in AirPort Utility to run PPPoE instead, and now I'm stuck. I'm trying to port forward for a Minecraft Server, if that helps, and the port for that is 25565.
The steps I've done to try to set up the port forward are as below:
- I've set up a static IP I believe. I've got a screenshot from the Network pane from System Preferences.
- The next thing I've done is configure the port mappings. I have them set for the Minecraft standards, and the IP is set to the IP as above.
Any help you can give is appreciated! I bet it's just one setting I have missed... thanks for your time.
The IPCheck however gave me an IP I've never seen before. Could this be the problem? It started with 98.
IPCheck should provide you with your Public (WAN-side) IP address of your AEBSn. This is the IP address being provided to you by your ISP and this is what I would expect from IPCheck.
The reason that you want this address is to use the Open Port Tool to verify that when checking from the Internet, the port(s) that you are opening on the AEBSn are seen as open ... the proper state for what you are trying to do. Did it report open when you ran it?