Question about Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station 802.11g/b Wireless Access Point

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I need a 5.1 v dc power supply for an older airport base station

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    in most cities there is a store called Batteries Plus. They have all kinds of Batteries and power supplies. Try to find one of those stores.

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There are universal multi-voltage adapters available at electronic hobby shops, they are available with various adapter plugs. Make sure you connect the adapter plug that matches the power socket for the airport AND also make SURE you connect it with the right polarity and set it for 5 volt setting. If you reverse the polarity you could destroy the airport.

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We just bought an Apple Airport Extreme router. After installing the Airport Utility software, and hooking up the router, we can not configure the base station using the Airport Utility. No matter what...


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)

Feb 20, 2011 | Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

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The router is blinking a yellow light


Here are some of the more common reasons that the status light may blink amber:
  • The Wi-Fi base station has not yet been configured because it is new.
  • The Wi-Fi base station has been reset.
  • A new firmware update is available for the Wi-Fi base station.
  • No IP address is available for the Wi-Fi base station.
  • A Wi-Fi base station in Extended Mode is out-of-network Wi-Fi range of a primary Wi-Fi base station.
  • The WAN Ethernet cable is unplugged from the Wi-Fi base station.
  • The Wi-Fi base station lacks a path to the Internet (or local router).
  • Internet access may be temporarily unavailable from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Your AirPort Time Capsule has detected that the internal hard drive has reported a SMART error, and is failing (This requires firmware 7.5.2, and AirPort Utility 5.5.2).

Feb 10, 2011 | Apple AirPort Extreme Router

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Trying to update firmware on y airport extreme but i forgot my password


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:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3728

Jan 02, 2011 | Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

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Someone helped me hook up my dell laptop to the airport exteme wireless. The wireless is on the actual new laptop, but it asks for a security key. I have no idea what the security key is any ideas? ...


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.

Oct 13, 2010 | Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

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I am trying to connect a mac to the router - need some help


. you will need the "airport " networking gear
2. If you have a base station you need to connect this to your router or modem with an Ethernet cord ( RJ45)
3. Connect the base to the MAC pc Ethernet port.
4.connect the base station power and look for the power light to go on.
5.Open MAC applications folder then the "utilities " sub folder.
6. Double click the "airport utility icon"
7. Base station on the left of the screen ( click) then choose "continue".
8. if not on the left of the screen then select "setup a new station" then click "continue .
9. enter password for the base station ( write it down) keep it . click "continue".
10. next select create and new wireless network
11. create a name for the connection
12. then select "WPA" for the security then type in a password
13Next .make a selection for either a router or modem the click "continue.
14. next select DHCP the click continue
15.Verified then click "continue" then wait for the restart of the base station.
16. You should see "congratulations" then click "quit"

Aug 13, 2010 | Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband...

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How to use apple time capsule and apple base station together?


Basically Time capsule is same as Airport extreme base station added with a hard drive to take wireless backup.Put same Network Name and password in both Time capsule and airport base station.Suppose your are making TC as a primary base station and Airport extreme as a secondary base station. Select WDS in both the base stations .In "Wireless Mode" select"Participate in WDS network" in both the base stations.Dont change rest of the options.Put TC Mac id to Extreme base station and extreme Mac ID to TC.now open the airport option in your laptop and check.you can see a single network name.Its DONE.Njoy using wireless

Mar 31, 2010 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

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Airport Extreme Bases Station not detectable with utility


This depends... Reaching them wirelessly may be unreliable for a number of reasons, so, I'll proceed on the assumption that you are attempting to test in the simplest lowest-variable situation:
First, make sure that you have the latest Airport Utility for your Mac.
Connect your Mac to the Airport via a single Category 5 (or 5e or 6) cable. Factory-reset the Airpot and then wake up the Mac. If the utility still can't discover your airport, it's probably time for a trip to your local Genius bar as you most likely have a hardware problem.
Lather, rinse, repeat for each of the two airports.

Apr 28, 2009 | Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station...

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Need to find the network key


Open up your airport utility software.
Connect to the base station.
Under the main menus look for network equivalent password.

Nov 28, 2008 | Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

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Apple® - AirPort Express Wireless-N Base Station


No. The airport express just has a shorter range. You can use both a regular base and express to extend the range further. Also, the express can be used at your home stereo. You can play your Itunes library directly to your stereo with an adapter to the express. Anyway, the express is just a less powerful wireless, with some special features. We print through it and use it exclusively. May add base station later. Good luck. 

Jun 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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