Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to r0b.t)
My apologies for the bump, but i could really do with some help here...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to MrJax)
I am afraid not, no
Still very much in need of some input please
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to r0b.t)
Perhaps you are trying to use the EXTEND YOUR NETWORK function of the Express?
You cannot "extend your network" with the Airport Express using wireless communication between the Airport Express and a NON-APPLE Wireless router. You can only accomplish this by using an ethernet cable between your Express and the non-Apple router. In other words -- if you want to use the extend your network feature of the Airport Express, and do it using wi fi, you would need an Airport Extreme router to do it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to r0b.t)
Sorry to piggy back on this thread ( i have posted my prob already) but i am experiencing a similar problem and I am using an extreme router and trying to use an express to provide Internet access across network for a non wireless desk top. All visible at factory setting level but as soon as I update it drops off airport utility on the desktop I am trying to configure it for...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 3:28 AM (in response to wuzradioman)
Thanks for your input but, yes, i am aware that the extend network function is only for Apple-Apple devices.
I can assure you that the settings i detailed in my original post are accurate and i have been trying to join my existing network.
Still no luck though
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 7:55 AM (in response to r0b.t)
Okay so i've fixed it....
Decided to bite the bullet and engage Apple support and although the agent i spoke to tried very hard he was as baffled as i was. In the end (after nearly an hour) i was put on to a support manager who simply told me that the Airport Express joining non-apple router hardware is just not supported. A very very disapointing cop out of an answer and a bit of a let down from Apple. So i expressed (no pun intended) my disatisfaction and left the conversation.
Determined not to be beaten i had one final go and lo and behold got it running. Problem was with the firmware on my router! After i updated to the very latest there now seems no problem with the Express.
It was an elementary mistake, i was trying so hard to fix the problem i forgot to check the basics!!!
Hope this helps anyone else who may be having the same difficulty
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to r0b.t)
Since I posted my issue briefly on here. This solved it for me should it be of any use to others: