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62710 Views 386 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2008 2:32 AM by Adam Oliveira
Exact same bug here (error log says needs repair (256), and cannot mount, getting various different error messages from the finder (alias broken, original item could not be found do you want to fix, err). I have the gigabit version, both 7.2 and 7.2.1 are affected. Contrary to some of you, I have never even been able to mount the disks. This is BS apple, did you guys even bother testing this? This is basically a feature that does not work at all, and it is one of the primary reasons I bought this.
Isn't anyone reading my post rather than going on their rants????? Read my posts above regarding DHCP Lease Time Setting in the AirPort set-up program. I'm running 7.2.1 and haven't had an Airport disconnect since I adjusted this setting.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2007 9:50 AM (in response to ermo2004)I tried the suggestion to extend the DHCP lease time. I extended this to 99 days as suggested. This did not help at all. Same symptoms. When coping files to the AirDisk the Router would freeze up completly.
Then called apple and was on the phone a long time (several hours). We reset to factory defaults. No Luck. We downgraded to 7.2. This is the version that came on the AirPort Extreme 802.11n. Things are somewhat better. When the Airport Panics now it dose not freeze up. It reboots. Which is also not good but somewhat better. I do not have to go upstairs to where my router is located and turn off the router disk, reboot, then go in a fiddle with the airdisk settings until it comes back online.
While working with the Apple Tech, we did some further testing and discovered that the problem exists with 7.2 when uploading large file (75Mb - 125MB) from a PC to the AirDisk. With 7.2 this problem does not exist with the Macintosh.
Hope this helps.Home Brew PC, Windows XP Pro
I changed the lease time as recommended and worked for temporarily. Same problem. What I have noticed is that when my laptop wakes from sleep I get the notice that internet was temporarily disconnected in Safari, see 1 bar on Airport icon then all 4 bars again. This disconnect from the AEBS during sleep may be the cause. Without a doubt, it is an Apple hard/software issue.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2007 12:33 AM (in response to Jason Bousselaire)I did two things virtual at the same time, so I'm not sure which one worked, or if it was a combination of both. I unpluged the usb airport disk and connected to another storage drive via 800 to 800 firewire. I ran techtool on my whole system while I've been reading these post.
I also switched back to the firmware update 7.1.1. When I reconnected the airport disk (just 500 gig storage drive – mines a lacie) via the usb terminal, I finally saw it show up on my desktop again. Big smiles.
Now that it is up, several hours later after researching the web, for related problems, I'm afraid to touch it. "If it aint broke don't fix it." But I might try a test and try again to upgrade to 7.2.1 and see if the problem reoccurs or if I'm still okay. If I get I do, I'll let you know.
I'm appreciate the coorespondence. This forum proves most valuable.Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2007 4:34 AM (in response to z1ross)Hi all,
I followed the thread and the following has been succesful.
Downgrade to 7.1.1 via Airport Utility
Unplug USB Drive from AEBS
Plug direct into Mac
Rename drives and eject (probably worth running DU while you're at to flush out any other probs.)
Plug back into AEBS
Give the drive a minute or two to 'boot up'
I've not got the bottle to upgrade to 7.2.1 for fear of bringing the problem back.
Good Luck all.
Can anyone tell me how to officially log a bug report/complaint with apple?iMac 2.8 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2007 8:15 AM (in response to tgb417)Hmmm....that's odd. I changed my lease time 999 days in manual set-up mode and rebooted the AEBS. It's been connected since last Saturday (7 days ago) and counting. Even works great with my Windows machines.
Are you using '802.11n-only' or mixed mode?Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2007 11:44 AM (in response to z1ross)I've been struggling with this problem for a month, but called in to 1-800-APL-CARE just now. They tried the incredibly simple solution of changing the airport disk password to the same as my airport password. The disk immediately began working. Even better, I was able to change the airport disk password back to its old password, and the disk continues to work. I don't know if this will help anyone else, but it's so simple it's worth a try.Airport Disk Utility, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2007 2:17 AM (in response to z1ross)For some reason, everything has been working for me the last two weeks. I have not followed any of the different tips mentioned in this thread. What I have done is to change the hard drive in my macbook and use the old 80gb drive in a case as a usb drive connected to the airport extreme. Since that I have not any of the password problems after sleep, which this thread was originally about.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2007 6:48 AM (in response to Jeannette Arling)I think the reason why it worked out was not because you made your passwords the same but in doing so, you had to access the Airport utility, change your password, then in turn caused your AEBS to reboot to initiate your settings. This re-sets the AEBS, AirDisk and your machine to 're-pair' the DHCP to associate with access to the AirDisk.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2007 7:45 AM (in response to z1ross)Leopard officially did not fix this issue at all.
What I do:
1) plug in ethernet, connect via airport, and connect to Airport Disks
2) unplug ethernet cable
3) Watch Finder freak out and then fail to connect to the disks (terminal, airport disk utility, or Go To Server) until you restart router
and this is why Apple disabled Time Machine via AirPort Disk.Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2007 10:15 AM (in response to Juice Searls)This is the exact reason Apple quietly took away the Airport Disk compatibility with TIme Machine in Leopard. I was hoping Apple would address this with an AEBS firmware update but instead they took away functionality from Leopard. AEBS is buggy and Apple is aware of this issue even if they have not made an official statement regarding it. It would be nice if they acknowledged it but hopefully they'll have a fix just around the corner since Leopard is finally out in the wild (they can transfer some resources into fixing the AEBS firmware). I returned my AEBS because of this and I'm glad I did — I couldn't imagine being frustrated with this problem for this amount of time.PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.7)