The Apple Airport Extreme Base is really easy to set up thanks to its configuration utility . But that simplicity is also the cause of some headaches for some users. One of the problems arises when we want to use it with a video game console.
Currently, the online mode on some platforms requires the opening of specific ports depending on the game. To spend all day opening ports every time we have a new game is a bit tedious. Therefore, let’s see how it would be to configure what in other routers is known as DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).
The first thing we will do is to have our video console always assigned the same IP. This can be achieved from the Internet configuration of the console, where we will choose manual configuration and add the IP (usually 192.168.x.x) that we want to have as fixed.
Or through the Airport Extreme Base also we can assign a fixed IP thanks to the option to reserve IP . This can be reserved thanks to the MAC identification of each network card.
Now let’s see how to allow traffic in all ports. In the Airport Extreme Base the option “Enable Default Server” is what in the vast majority of routers we know as DMZ . So that’s where we enter the IP of the desired console or device.
Remember that if you assign it to your team you should be careful because if you don’t have an administrator password on top of that it will become a nice place to walk freely among all your files.