Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 9:00 PM (in response to 72Steelers)
Same problem here. We purchased a new Airport Extreme 5th gen to replace an old 4 th gen. The new Airport Extreme is intermittent and keeps dropping the connection. I switched the new 5 th gen with the old 4th gen and all works great again. Why is the new unit failing to keep a good Internet connection? Also, the wireless Epson printer will not show up when the new 5 th gen Airport Extreme is hooked up but shows up fine with old Extreme. Anyone have an idea why the new unit is not connecting like the old?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to 72Steelers)
Which devices, except the iMac?
Which settings in the Extreme for wireless?
Enter the manual setup, disable Guest Network and give the 5GHz a dedicated name.
Check that DHCP is active and that the security is set to "WPA2 personal"
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 11:05 AM (in response to racassano)
Same problem here.
Nope ... definitively NOT the same problem.
I suggest to open your own question to solve your problem instead of disrupting a therad of someone else. That's impolite.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to lupunus)
It's still under the title "Weirdness" as our office is having weirdness too. This weirdness is that we are having conflicting IP addresses all over the place with the new Airport Extreme (tower) and two airport express' in Bridge Mode. In the Airport Utility the Internet light is going orange for about 5-10 seconds and then to green for about 10-15 seconds. We have computers that get intermittent connections to the internet. These moments appear very random when these spurts happen. Right now, the new tower Airport Extreme is the new device on our network. Everything was fine for 2 years with our previous Airport Extreme. BUT NOW the new one doesn't support SNMP now so I cannot troubleshoot TRAFFIC issues that might be the cause.
We also run Lion Server where we use filechute software to upload and transfer download links to clients. That filechute software shows constant random lack of access when refreshing. It's as intermittent as the internet now.