Are you selecting "Join a wireless network" on the Express...
You cannot Extend your base station as it is not an Apple product...
What version of Airport Utility are you using?
6.0 or 5.6 ??
Download 5.6 if you are having problems with 6.0
Again, on the Express, choose "Join a wireless network" and choose your wireless network.
It should Join your network.
In order for the AirPort Express to join another wireless network as a "client", three conditions must be met in the setup of the Express. It must be provided with......
1) The name of the wireless network that is to be joined
2) The exact type of wireless security settings that the wireless router is using
3) The wireless network password
Most users have no trouble with 1) and 3), but few know the exact type of wireless security settings that their wireless network is using. So, they accept a default setting on the Express, which does not match up with their network.
Bottom line....unless you know the exact type of wireless security settings that your wireless router is using...the Express will never join the network. The setup ends with an error message and you have to start all over again with another try....which will fail as well, etc.
If you know the exact type of security settings that the Speedtouch router is using.....we can provide you with a step by step setup guide.
If you do not know this, or are unsure....you will need to get into the setup menus for the Speedtouch router to locate the wireless settings. Or, if the wireless router was provided by your ISP, they may be able you with this information.
Post back with that info and we will proceed.
This was the post that finally got my airport express working! Thank you! I was doing everything right except choosing the correct security protocol. I had to call my ISP to have it switched from something I hadn't even heard of to WPA/WP2 then BAM, it worked first time. Apple should really have included something about the security settings in the manual...that would've been helpful.
I was doing everything right except choosing the correct security protocol
Probably 99% of errors occur here
Apple should really have included something about the security settings in the manual...that would've been helpful.