Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 6:47 AM (in response to Eyecake)
Connect the Ethernet cable to one of the LAN <-> ports on the AirPort Extreme, and that should be all that is needed.
If the AirPort Extreme is still producing a wireless network and you do not want it to do that, post back for more instructions.
Not all printers will work at the USB port of the AirPorts.
Connect the printer and power it up
Open System Preferences (gear icon on the dock)
Open Print & Scan
Click the + (plus) button to begin the installation proecess for the printer
Hopefully, your printer model will appear
If it does, click on it to highlight it
Click Add and you are done
If the printer does not appear when you click the + button, your printer is not going to work here.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
I tried the above but orange light still om Airport
Just to try to explain better iMac and printer are in a office at corner of house long way from ZyXEL router
Imac works on ethernet with a very fast connection, When I put ethernet cable into airport and another cable from Airport I get Orange light and no internet access. I need to know what settings for Airport
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to Eyecake)
If you open AirPort Utility, click on the AirPort Exteme icon, and then click directly on the amber dot on the screen, what message do you see?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
It has 2 faults
Your Apple Extreme does not have a validIP address
No DNS Servers and might have trouble connecting to the Internet.
Further down in this box it lists
Lan IP 169.254.98.102
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to Eyecake)
OK, thanks. Here, I am assuming that the Ethernet cable is connected directly from one of the LAN <-> ports on your main router to a LAN <-> port on the AirPort, or it could be the WAN "O" port on the AirPort, if you prefer. Makes no difference.
In Airport Utility, click the AirPort Extreme icon, then click Edit in the small box that appears.
Click the Network tab at the top of the next window and insure that the setting for Router Mode is set to "Off (Bridge Mode)"
Update to save and any changes
Power off the entire network...all devices and wait a minute
Start each device about a minute apart, starting with the modem, then your router, AirPort, devices, etc.
Should be a green light on the AirPort once it powers up.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
I followed all directions exactly and still the same result.
one thing though the cable may be getting loose with all the unplugging because i had to try 3 times to get the wired internet working agin
I cant check connetions til I borrow a cable checker but I think I need to to be entering something in IP and DNS boxes on Airport Utility but where do I find them?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to Eyecake)
but I think I need to to be entering something in IP and DNS boxes on Airport Utility but where do I find them?
No entries are necessary. The Extreme will pick up the correct settings automatically when it has a good connection.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to Eyecake)
I cant check connetions til I borrow a cable checker
If you have a laptop handy, turn off the wireless on the device and connect the Ethernet cable to the laptop. Test 3-4 times to see if you can get a consistent, reliable Internet connection that way.
Wiggle the plugs to insure that the connection will remain stable.
If the laptop will connect, so will the AirPort Extreme when it is connected.
Connection issues like this are almost always a break in the cable, creating an intermittent connection, a bad plug, miswired plug, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 4:31 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Thank you Bob for help
It was probably just a week cable that didnt like the router position