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2534 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2010 12:20 PM by Karl Seibert
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2010 4:52 PM (in response to Shadow99999).
Hi Shadow99999 -
I don't know if I can be of any assistance or not.
I have an extended network with three access points: two AEBS 's -and- one AX
I too have periodically experienced Airport Utility not seeing one (or more) of my devices.
For me, the problem always occurred when I was reconfiguring or changing the network: - either the hardware -or- the settings.
The problem usually ended up being some incompatibility or mismatch in my settings.
Even if I tried to make changes to correct it and then cycle the device to UPDATE it often would still not show up in Airport Utility.
So what I would do ( +a bit of a pain+ ) was press & hold the button to RESET the device back to Factory Default and rebuild the network.
To be sure I _fully & cleanly_ corrected the problem, ( +since I couldn't be sure where the discrepant setting was in my network+ ),
I would reset all the other devices (only two) back to Default ... and then add them back into the AEBS 's new network.
( +Yeah, little bit of a bother but that has always worked for me and now I can do it fairly quickly if I need to+. )
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2010 4:56 PM (in response to Sabino Strippoli)Thank you for the reply!
Its sounds like your problem may be a bit different than mine. For me, Airport Utility can see every device, and my network is working perfectly. The only problem is when I want to configure the main Airport Extreme ... I click on it in Airport Utility and click either "Manual Setup" or "Continue" and in either case, it just hangs trying to read the configuration and eventually times out.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone, iMac, iPod touch, iPad 3G, Apple TV
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2010 10:35 AM (in response to Shadow99999)Shadow99999 -
Well, I am not certain they are unrelated.
Besides the anomaly of Airport Utility ( AU ) not seeing one or other of the devices,
... I did also get the behavior you're describing.
Click on device in AU 's left sidebar and it would seem to hang. ( +spinning beachball+ ).
I could not get the devices config window to open -and- I could not get AU to cancel the attempt to open the device.
I could switch apps or go to Finder - everything OK.
But if I went back to AU -or- clicked on Airport in Menubar... beachball.
Maybe our issues are completely different.... maybe they share some conditions.
What I can share though is that mine resolved by taking the steps I wrote earlier.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2010 12:20 PM (in response to Shadow99999)Hi Shadow99999
Did you ever resolve your issues with disconnection between your Mac Pro and Airport Extreme? I am having a similar issue.
I have had the extreme for about 4 months and I loose access to the internet about once a month. When I try to troubleshoot the Airport Extreme it is usually inaccessible from my Mac Pro which is my wired access point. The Airport Utility times out with a network error number that unfortunately I did not write down. The light is still green but nothing seems to be working. The first time I tried plugging and unplugging ethernet wires and accessing wirelessly through a Macbook but now I just unplug the Airport Extreme and replug (a Microsoft solution with no problem resolution.) Today I had some unusual internet traffic on my DSL modem and I wanted to look at the Airport Extreme but again I was unable to get to the Airport Extreme with the Airport Utility on my MacPro. (Everything up to the latest rev. per software update.)
The lack of access between the Airport Extreme and a wired computer is really frustrating and may drive me back to my trusty five year old Buffalo Airstation. I could at least log in when I suspected there was a problem. Loss of internet access with the Buffalo was down to maybe once every 6 months to year and lock ups to wired access even rarer.
Any other thread that you found to help you resolve your problem?
Message was edited by: Karl SeibertMac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)