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I have a shiny new macbook, a working ATT/SBC DSL line, and an airport extreme base.

I configured the DSL just now. It works perfectly when plugged into the ethernet port, but I can't connect when I plug it into the airport (although the computer says it's connected to the internet via the airport). I reconfigured the airport base, and think I did it all right, and I am getting really frustrated. I had this same setup a few years ago, and all I had to do was plug it in, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong now.

Any ideas??? I'm missing some dumb little thing, right?
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From: brownizs Date: October 1st, 2007 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
If you have the 4100 modem, it needs to be configured with PPPoE on the modem, then the Airport would need to be configured not on the same IP address scheme as the modem. If it is the 2wire, you just need to follow Apple's instructions about connecting to a non-Airport Wireless device.
halo From: halo Date: October 1st, 2007 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
it's a Speedstream 4100. How do I configure it for PPPoE?
From: brownizs Date: October 1st, 2007 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/amfaq then scroll down to 2.2 Efficient 5100 Ethernet Modem and follow through. The 4100 & 5100b are pretty much the same modem. Also if you are not running the latest firmware, you can download from http://subscriber.communications.siemens.com/subscriber_networks/upg-firmware.shtml
corradokid From: corradokid Date: October 1st, 2007 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
You need to launch your Airport Setup Assistant and it will walk you through the steps of setting up your Airport. Once you do that, you need to make sure your network wireless settings are set to "DHCP" and NOT PPPoE (that is only for your Airport to connect to the DSL modem.)
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