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Airport keeps kicking router off

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Jonhewitt_uk Calculating status...
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Dec 3, 2012 5:56 AM

I've had my 2 airport express devices connected to powered speakers for sometime now and working nicely with iTunes on a windows pc.  Having just bought an iMac I am having huge problems reconnecting.  I managed it once (not sure how) but having just needed to reboot my router I am having the same problems, which are:


I can connect the 2 airport express devices to my wireleess network quite happily, but then when I try to play thru iTunes, it goes thru the 'looking for device' bit, then kicks my computer off the network (I see the wireless icon on the top right hand corner go grey and then start searching) and when it 'reconnects' it is a completely random netork (ie not my IP address).


The airports are setup for airplay and I have tried to connect them in different ways (resetting them each time).  I think the last time I managed it I set the airport up on it's own network and then told it to look/join my extant wirelss network, but this didn't work this time.


Really very frustrating.  I bought my new Mac because Apple stuff always seems to work with each other really well, hurrumph!   :-(


Any help ggratefully received.





AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Gen), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • WiseJD Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to Jonhewitt_uk)

    You will have at least 3 months Apple Support with the purchase of your iMac and maybe longer if you purchased AppleCare.  You can call AppleCare at no charge and talk the technical representative through your issue.  They will know about the iMac and the Airport Express units and how to connect them properly. 

  • alanoconnor Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to Jonhewitt_uk)

    and when it 'reconnects' it is a completely random netork (ie not my IP address).


    is the address


    it sounds like your express is set up incorrectly..... only one of your airport devices can act as a router, thus in control of giving out ip addresses.... the express should be in bridge/access point mode.....

    only the main router should assign ip addresses


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