5348 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2011 8:24 AM by octavia2004
Welcome to the discussions, tahoelady!
To "hard reset" the AirPort Express, make sure it has been powered on a few minutes.
Hold in the reset button until you see the amber light begin to blink more quickly
Keep holding the reset button in when this occurs for 4-5 more seconds
Release the reset button
Give the Express 40-45 seconds to restart and wait until the amber light is blinking slowly
At this point, the Express is broadcasting a default network with a name like +Apple Network xxxxxx+
Click the fan shaped AirPort icon at the top of your screen and then click Join Other Network
Click Show Networks
Log on to the +Apple Network xxxxxx+ so that AirPort Utility can communicated with the AirPort Express
The directions online are wrong.
Can you provide a link for the instructions so we can follow up?
Now, how do you add a password for the wifi?
Open AirPort Utility - Click Manual Setup
Click the Wireless tab located just under the row of icons
You'll see the settings for the wireless network there
Enter your new password
Confirm the password
Click Update and wait for the Experss to restart in 40-45 seconds
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3728. This is the link I was following about the reset. The hard reset doesn't say to have it powered up before pushing the reset button. And the factory reset doesn't say to do it either.
It may have been implied but I am a novice and it wasn't clear.
Thanks for the info on the password.
Just wanted to say that this
saved my sanity.
This should be placed right up at the top of all discussions on airport express.
The key is starting with the triple "hot" reset and then following your instructions