20 Most Recent Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Questions & Answers

Login to your airport express using Apple's airport utilities (either in it's current configuration or after resetting it).

Using the airport utility do not choose manual setup, just select continue.

Adjust (as required) the airport express station name and password and select continue.

Select "I have a wireless network and I want to add AirPort Express or replace an existing device on my network and select continue.

Select I want Airport Express to wireless join my current network and select continue.

Choose if you want to extent the rance of your network or just join the network and select continue.

Choose the network you wish to join... etc etc etc....

You should be fine.

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Aug 17, 2018

Plug it in near your computer and see if your computer recognizes it's presence. If so, run the airport utility and reprogram name and password

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Oct 25, 2017

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Apple AirPort... | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

most like the modem is faulty as you can have any number of devices operating together
is it a wifi modem with ethernet
make sure that you add each device by going to the add devices in the control panel

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Mar 09, 2017


Apple AirPort... | Answered on Jun 23, 2012


I got the Bravia KDL-40EX713 and the uwa-br100 I had massive problems getting it to work with a BT home hub. Eventually I found manual setting that work. Firstly I logged on to the router and went the the advanced settings bit, then I went to the DHCP table that shows all the devices connected. I picked an unused Ip address from the range of existing ones being used (this sort of thing

I then used the following settings for the other fields (I don't think the secondary dns setting is right but it still works)


sn mask

default gateway

primary dns

secondary dns

If the DNS server ip is wrong then you get local access OK but internet access failed.

Hope this helps.


Apple AirPort... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011

First time you should connect an Ethernet cable to the AirPort, and set it up with the software it came with. Then take a note of the wireless network's name (SSID) and the password (you might want to chance them to your personal preference though), security youre using (WEP, WPA, or WPA2)

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011

You need to perform a soft reset of your router. There directions to do this from the Apple web site are:
  1. Connect the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule to power.
  2. Press and hold the reset button with a pen or pencil for 1 full second, then release it. The light (LED) will begin flashing amber, indicating that the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule is in soft reset mode.
  3. From the AirPort menu bar item, choose the network created by the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule (the network name does not change).
  4. Open AirPort Utility in Applications > Utilities on a Mac using Mac OS X, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer using Windows.
  5. Select the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule and click Continue.
  6. A window indicating that the device has been reset will appear.
  7. Select "Restore the previous settings" and select OK.
  8. Move through subsequent windows to make changes to your passwords or other settings as desired, clicking Continue after each one.
  9. When you have moved through all of the selection windows you will be able to select Update. Click Update to install the new settings.
  10. Click Continue to allow your AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule to restart.
  11. Quit AirPort Utility.

These directions are from the Apple Support Web Site:

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011

If you can access the router, then navigate to the wireless security settings and it should be displayed there. If your router is like any other, you can access it by starting your internet browser and typing into the address bar. Once prompted for username and password just enter ADMIN in the password and leave the username blank. This assumes you haven't accessed your router and changed the password to access the settings.

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011


Apple AirPort... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

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Your printer should be able to search the airport router then all you must do is to connect to the router once its detected. If the router has a password then you need to enter it to the printer. You must enter using an alphanumeric grid of letters and numbers that appears on the unit's LCD. You use the arrow key buttons to navigate to the right character position and push the enter key to select it. Install a software on your computer, then the printer would print wirelessly without any additional hardware needed at all.

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Apple AirPort... | Answered on Dec 07, 2010

u want to hack a secured wpa?just ask them,if they allowed to give you,they will,but if not,sorry u cant use the wlan

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010

If your network is being created by an Apple AirPort base station, use AirPort Utility to put the base station into "manual setup" mode, then pull down the "Base Station" menu and select "Equivalent Network Password". Try the value shown there.

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Oct 13, 2010

Change your internal network from 192.168.1.x to 10.0.1.x...many times you find smaller ISP's that use the default address scheme and cause conflicts with the default address used on most routers, etc.

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Mar 08, 2010

A persistent, flashing amber light indicates that any of several potential conditions may require your attention:
  • The base station has not yet been configured because it is new, or the reset switch has been set.
  • You have selected a security configuration that is not recommended.
  • Disconnected ethernet cable or invalid IP address has been detected.
I suspect that after being disconnected for so long that it has simply lost it's configuration.

This is how you fix it...
  1. AirPort Utility 5.2 or later opens automatically if there is an issue. For earlier versions, open AirPort Utility, located in Mac OS X in the Applications folder, within the Utilities folder; in Microsoft Windows, look in Start > All Programs > AirPort.
  2. In the AirPort Utility window, double click the base station icon that has an amber/orange/yellow circle next to it.
  3. When the Summary window appears, double-click the amber circle icon that's to the right of "Base Station Status".
  4. The status window lists any conditions that require your attention. Respond to each item as shown below until there are no more items listed. Important: You must reset the base station using the reset switch to re-enable checking for the conditions you ignored.
  5. If you have a security issue you are aware of but don't care and just don't want the amber light, putting a checkmark in the "Ignore" checkbox beside each issue tells the AirPort that you are aware of the issue and choose to ignore it. For example, you may wish to leave your AirPort open without a password so that anybody can join your wireless network.

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Mar 08, 2010

You can locate the Wireless Network Security key (WEP key) by login to the Access Point or Router.

Or using any third party utilities which will scan the saved WEP key from the Computer.

Good Luck!!!!!!!

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Nov 18, 2009

Had the same problem. What i did was in the Airport Configuration program goto "Airport" then to "Wireless" and then to "Wirelesee options" In this menu deselect "Use wide channels". Also i decreased the power of the 5.0 Ghz transmission, because i don't use it yet. But i think the "Wide channels" is the reason of the problem. It is a bit weird thoug, on my Airports Guest acount with no password and incryption, the Acer One loged on perfectly, but on my private network with WPA2 it did not. Aparantly the Guest network does not use "Wide Channels" Hope this helps, but take care, maybe the menu's are called differendly because i had to translate them from Dutch. Good luck.

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Oct 09, 2009

Please open Finder, then go to Applications, and Utilies, then to Airport Utility (Only if you're using airport basestation), and before doing that, make sure Airport is turned on / enabled. If none of this works, this means either your laptop's airport unit / antenna is faulty, or the source of the internet connection. Also, one thing to try is under system preferences, find networks, and if none are there, or airport isn't there, add a new airport and that should help if all fails, if not good luck.

Apple AirPort... | Answered on Jul 16, 2009

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