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It just stopped working.

My airport extreme base station just stopped working for no reason. It does not power on. The front status light is dead, no flashing no nothing. The only lights that work are the ones on the back where the Ethernet cables connect to. They all light up green but nothing happens.

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  • mej1431 Nov 18, 2008

    It doesn't power up. The only sings of power are the green lights at the back of the router where the Ethernet cables connect to. Other than that, nothing...

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First discovnnect all cables .then power up the router .then see in backside one reset button.press that button for 10 secoonds.
it reset to factory defsults.
then it working but may be u hace configure aagan your router.
che k both link to configure router.
http://192.168.0.1 and http://192.168.1.1

then type admin and pasword aslo admin if pasword is not accept then left it blank.

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