What is the best way to connect an Airport Extreme to a networking Switch?

Hello -
We live in a house that has fiber optic wired into a switch that powers a variety of Ethernet outlets throughout the house. The switch is a dumb switch. It is does not assign IP addresses.

I am trying to connect my Airport Extreme and a second Airport Extreme (as an extender) in the best way. Right now I have the Airport Extreme in normal operating mode with an ethernet line plugged directly into it from the inbound lines. I run into IP issues from time to time, particularly with my VPN with this setup.


  • Asked by Daniel M from Issaquah
  • 02-Apr-2013
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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