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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet Network
In Panther, it is now possible to configure an AirPort device from a machine connected to it via Ethernet bridging. Prior to this, you had to have an Airport-equipped Mac in hand to do this via AirPort Admin Utility.

Unfortunately, it is still not possible to cause the Airport device to disconnect which is usually done through the Internet Connect application.
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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: momerath on Dec 27, '03 07:53:29PM

This isn't new. At least in Jaguar, I know that you could configure a device on the LAN port of the base station as long as it had the Config utility installed.

There is an option on the base station to prevent computers on the WAN port from configuring the ABS, which is what you may be confused about.



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: nayr on Dec 27, '03 07:56:43PM

Not sure where you got your info, but I used a 17" LCD iMac running 10.2.8 to configure an Airport Extreme base station with the Airport Admin utility over wired ethernet. There is no Airport card in the iMac. I distinctly remember this, since I received the Airport Extreme base station before my PowerBook ever shipped, and I wanted to play around with its config.



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: momerath on Dec 27, '03 07:57:34PM
Oh, and there also are utilities that one can download to disconnect the modem over the ethernet. Here is one such program. I know there are more (I saw a Carbon program that does it as well).

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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: rofl on Dec 28, '03 10:31:28AM

I configured Airport Stations with OS 9 via LAN.



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: apple-geeky on Dec 29, '03 08:52:52AM

I am not sure this qualifies as a hint. I know this has worked for several years at least. I have configured over 100 AirPorts using this method almost all of them with pre-Panther.


Rob
www.basestationrepair.com



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: ynolo on Dec 30, '03 12:06:03AM

This is possible with any version of the AirPort Base Station and any version of the Mac OS including 9 and Mac OS X.x. As long as you have the AirPort Admin Utility. There is even a java app you can use to do that. I have not tried the java version though but i've heard you can.



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: ubrgeek on Dec 30, '03 11:55:55AM

Also, I seem to recall some occasion where it was required to connect in via cable and configure the ABS. It was a "known issue" for after a hard reset, or some such. Don't remember the specifics, as I'm too busy physically unplugging and replugging my ABS after it refuses to pull Web traffic every few hours (damn 3.2 update *grumble*)



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: alancookie on Dec 30, '03 01:41:46PM

I have AEBS w/modem and a friend is wired into the base station with a windows pc...does any one know if he can reset/configure the modem via software on the windows machine? I had him install a Java app that was supposed to provide some feedback, but that did not work. I usually do this wirelessly from my PB, but I hav instructed my friend to unplug/plug back in the base station if it's having problems logging in via the modem. Thanks in advance for any information



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: lrosenstein on Jan 01, '04 03:50:45PM

I have some C code that can connect/disconnect the ABS modem. I've run it on various UNIX systems (including OS X), and it should be possible to get it running on Windows. But I don't know anything about Windows programming, so I couldn't port it myself.

I also have a Carbonized application that runs on OS X, although it has a number of cosmetic problems.

Both are available here.



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10.3: Configure AirPort via Ethernet
Authored by: dartagnean on Dec 31, '03 12:31:53PM

There is a workaround to this. With an AirPort Extreme Base Station at least, and version 3.2 of the AirPort Admin Utility, you can set your log off to 30 seconds and connect automatically if you are using a modem. It's under the Internet tab under Show All Settings. This will not let you connect/disconnect manually, but it's the next best thing.



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