4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2008 6:25 PM by Rockett
Xnavycdr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have iMac, Airport Extreme base station and two Airport Express, one hooked to a Bose system and the other to my whole house audio for streaming Airtunes. All was well until recently the AEx hooked to the whole house audio system has stopped communicating with the network, and even after several resets still blinks yellow. It does not show up in the speaker section at the bottom right of iTunes. Anybody able to direct me as to what I may have done and how to rectify the situation? I would be eternally grateful! Thanks!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Rémi Régis Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi,

    I got the same problem except my Airport Express is only connected to my cable modem. I think the reason it stop working is because it's too hot. I unplugged it the other day to let it cool off and re-plugged and it worked.

    Apple need to fix this.
  • adsfushi72 Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
    Hello Xnavycdr. Welcome to the Apple Support Discussion Forums!
    Just to be sure I understand correctly…
    1: You have a wireless network consisting of an AirPort Extreme and two AirPort Expresses.
    2: One of your AirPort Expresses is no longer recognized by AirPort Utility and has a blinking amber light.
    Is that correct?
  • Rockett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having this same problem with my airport extreme. It was working, now it is not recognized by my imac or airport utility. The light just flashes yellow.
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,525 points)
    Hello Xnavycdr. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    All was well until recently the AEx hooked to the whole house audio system has stopped communicating with the network, and even after several resets still blinks yellow. It does not show up in the speaker section at the bottom right of iTunes.


    A persistent, flashing amber light indicates that any of the several potential conditions may require your attention:

    o The base station has not yet been configured because it is new, or the reset switch has been set.
    o You have selected a security configuration that is not recommended.
    o One of several other conditions, such as a disconnected Ethernet cable or invalid IP address has been detected.
    (ref: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305101)

    If you run the AirPort Utility, it will show an amber circle on the summary page next to the area(s) causing the problem. Click on this amber circle and it should provide an explanation.