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Forgot password for Airport Express can you help?

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I've forgotten my password, could someone help please?

Mac OS X (10.5.2), mac mini
  • AndyO Level 6 Level 6 (17,045 points)
    Try using something like a straightened paperclip or tip of a ballpoint pen to press and hold the reset button for one or two seconds - that will reset the Airport Express.

    This from page 40 or thereabouts of the AE user guide:

    Chapter 5 Tips and Troubleshooting
    You Forgot Your Network or AirPort Express Password
    You can clear the AirPort network or AirPort Express password by resetting AirPort
    Express. Follow these steps:

    1 Use the end of a straightened paper clip to press and hold the reset button for one

    2 Select your AirPort network.
    -On a Macintosh, use the AirPort status menu in the menu bar to select the network
    created by AirPort Express (the network name does not change).
    -On a computer using Windows 2000 or Windows XP, hold the pointer over the wireless
    connection icon until you see your AirPort Network Name (SSID), and choose it from
    the list if there are multiple networks available.

    3 Open AirPort Utility (in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh,
    and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer using Windows XP or Windows

    4 Select your AirPort Express and click Configure.

    5In the dialog that appears, make the following changes:
    -Reset the AirPort Express password.
    -Turn encryption on to activate password protection for your AirPort network. If you
    turn on encryption, enter a new password for your AirPort network.

    6 Click OK.
    AirPort Express restarts to load the new settings.
    G5 DP/2.0 : Mini/1.25 : Mini/1.50 : 2x iMac 24/2.4 : TiBook : iBook : iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • AndyO Level 6 Level 6 (17,045 points)
    You're welcome!
    G5 DP/2.0 : Mini/1.25 : Mini/1.50 : 2x iMac 24/2.4 : TiBook : iBook : iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.3)


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