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Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2009 10:41 PM (in response to WolfyAK)ARG! I am having the same problem. Any help would be great.macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2009 1:30 AM (in response to WolfyAK)I have been having the same problem since returning from vacation a week ago. All computers have MAC OS 10.5.8 (2 powerbooks, 1 macbook, and 1 iMac). They see the Airport Extreme w/ 802.11g (v 5.7) and the two time capsules (v 7.4.2). One Airport Express works intermittently (green to flashing amber) - the other Airport Express is on flashing amber all them time. The Airport Utility will see the one AE when it is green, but only then. I've unplugged them and pushed/held the reset button for 15 sec while plugging back in, I have connected the AExpress to the AExtreme via ethernet cable - I forgot the results of that as I have tried many permutations. As this seems to be a hot topic, did something recently happen within an update that has caused this?Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2009 8:03 AM (in response to WolfyAK)Have you tried connecting an ethernet cable from your computer to the AirPort Express to see if AirPort Utility can see it that way?
You may have already tried this, but your post did not indicate that you had.MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Time Capsule, AirPort Express, iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2009 9:56 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)Yes, I've already tried a direct connection via Ethernet, to no avail.iMac/Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2009 12:16 PM (in response to WolfyAK)Sometimes, the AX will just "appear" in AirPort Utility, but when it doesn't, the only real option at that point is to hard reset the device back to factory defaults and try to reconfigure it.
Try the usual hard reset of holding in the reset button until the amber light blinks quickly to see if AirPort Utility can see the AX now.
If still no luck, try a hard reset as follows:
Unplug the Express for a few minutes
Hold in the reset button and keep holding it in while you plug the power back in
Release the reset button after approximately 10 secondsMacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Time Capsule, AirPort Express, iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2009 11:22 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)Thanks for the advice, Bob, though I didn't actually end up using it. I was reluctant to do a hard reset for fear of not being able to get the AX back and working.
What I did end up doing shouldn't have made a difference, but it did - I simply logged in to my Comcast router, toggled port 22 forwarding off, and then toggled it back on. Voila, AU once again was able to find my AX.24" iMac/13.3" Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2009 6:09 AM (in response to WolfyAK)My Airport Express doesn`t disappear anymore from Airport Utility after changing my WLAN Router from WPA2 to WPA.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 7:43 PM (in response to DP030)I just tried all of this too, and to no avail. Anyone else found any other kind of fix?
Thanks.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 10:40 PM (in response to theaterfan)I had similar problem until I changed from a WEP password to a WP2, something like that. Its the only open for a password with a 2. Anyway, somehow that solved the problem and now my network is working great.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.4ghz
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2009 8:10 AM (in response to WolfyAK)I have the same problem.
I have an airport operating on my windows based office network for a year or so. I just bought a mac book pro (OS X 10.6.1) and a time capsule for my home, and my mac book logs in fine to it.
But when I got to the office, it cannot find a network to connect to. The airport utility tells me it cannot find an apple device.
all of the wired computers and wireless windows computers work fine and can navigate. I'm using one to write this.mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2009 5:56 AM (in response to WolfyAK)Same problem here, too.
AEBS is running fine (has been reset, etc and no problems.) AX has been reset to factory settings, reset again, has green light, works fine with Ethernet, but the Airport Express fails to show up in Airport Utility. Basically, I'm left with an AX that is redundant. Really annoying.
Waiting for a fix.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2009 2:07 AM (in response to MacBook8)i've got a similar problem. My AX used to work great, but now for some reason AU can't find it anymore. it says: "Airport Utility was unable to find your Apple wireless device after restarting. The settings for this Apple wireless device have been successfully updated, but there was a problem rejoining the network...", i tried hard, soft, factory default resets, no change. any idea?iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)