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My airport express is showing a blinking orange light but mac still wont discover it

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In order for your airport express to work, you have to wait for a green light to appear. I had this problem as well and what I learned was to unplug the airport express for 30 min, reconnect it, and the green light should show after a few minutes of it blinking orange, and you are good to go.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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I'm having trouble finding a reliable software to download that will enable me to play youtube/slacker/pandora (non- itunes music) on my Mac and listen through my stereo using my Airport Express,...


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Welcome to Fixya community.

Please try download and Install MacTube Player to play Youtube video or music... Let me know the result please...

Also to play the music in stereo receiver please follow below steps.

  1. Plug in the Apple AirPort Express into a power outlet near the stereo. Connect an audio cable from the audio port on the AirPort Express to the audio in port on your stereo. If your stereo has a different sized audio port than the 3.5 mm one on the AirPort Express, you will need to use an adapter to connect it.
  2. Plug in an ethernet cable from the AirPort Express to your computer or wireless router for a wired connection. For a wireless connection, connect the AirPort Express to your existing home network, or use a computer with a wireless network adapter to connect directly to the AirPort Express.
  3. Connect to the AirPort Express with your computer as directed in the manual to run the setup with the AirPort utility. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. Open iTunes and play the music to your stereo. There should be a pop up in the lower right corner after you run the Airport utility.
Let me know how far you could able to reach in a result. Our expert friends are here anytime to solve your issue.

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Aug 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Imac to finding airport express. other computer


Several steps to try.
1) Make sure your iMac Airport card is powered on. You can do that with the Airport icon in your menu bar (looks like a pie wedge), or go to System Preferences / Networking / Airport and make sure Airport is on (also, enable "Show Airport Status in Menu Bar" to get the handy icon).
2) Temporarily move your iMac as close as possible to the Airport Express. Pull down the Airport icon and see if the name of your network shows up. If it doesn't, you have a bad Airport card in your iMac. Otherwise...
3) Move your iMac back to where it was. See if the Airport icon still shows your network's name. If not, you may have a bad Airport antenna in your iMac, or you may simply have too many intervening walls or be at too far a distance.

Nov 16, 2009 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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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.

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Not able to connect to internet via airport express


Have you checked your system preferences, network settings? You have to tell the mac to use airport or ethernet. It may be setup to use the hard wire and not airport. You should see a link to turn on airport in the upper right corner of your screen. I think you can turn airport on there. 

Apr 03, 2009 | Apple AirPort Express (M9470Z/A) 802.11g/b...

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Apple Airport Express not working


Throw the device out of the window, the apple folks are terrible and liers they mislead us into buying this device and it is not working with most Vistas.

Jul 28, 2008 | Apple AirPort Express (M9470Z/A) 802.11g/b...

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Using to Print Wirelessly


mac or windows? Here's the airport express firmware update which resolves a lot of known issue regarding the express.

windows:
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/airportexpressfirmwareupdate63forwindows.html

mac:
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/airportexpressfirmwareupdate63formacosx.html


May 29, 2008 | Apple AirPort Express (M9470Z/A) 802.11g/b...

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New wireless network - now my airport express and airtunes does not work


Hi I was searching this site for a solution to a problem I am having and came across your post. I had the same issue and what I did was reset my airport express to factory settings (detailed in manual) - this enabled the Airport extreme to find/pair with it.

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