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David L Gerber Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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Apr 5, 2012 11:49 AM

On occasion the light on my Airport Express blinks on and off for hours; then the next day it stays on.

It doesn't seem to affect my wi-fi reception or performance; but why does it keep blinking?

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,435 points)
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    Apr 5, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to David L Gerber)

    .....but why does it keep blinking?

    The AirPort Express is trying to tell you something.

     

    To find out what it is......

     

    Open AirPort Utility, select the AirPort Express and click Manual Setup

     

    Click directly on the word Status (2nd line) and another window will open to tell you why the AirPort Express is complaining....along with suggested remedies.

     

    If everything seems to be normal otherwise, the message might be something as simple as a notice that an update is available for the AirPort Express.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,435 points)
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to David L Gerber)

    AirPort Utility 5.6 will configure both your older Express and device and any newer "n" AirPort, so it would be a good idea to keep both 5.6 and 6.0 on your Mac.

     

    AirPort Utility 6.0 cannot easily be deleted since it now part of the Lion operating system.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,435 points)
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    May 2, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to David L Gerber)

    Try powering down the entire network, wait a minute, power up the modem first, then the main Airport, then the "remote" AirPOrt and then other  devices.

     

    Keep your laptop in the same room as the main AirPort Express. Then, test the remote area. Experiment with the placment of the remote Express by moving it closer the main Express.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to David L Gerber)

    Plug it into an outlet that you are SURE is working.

     

    If it still won't light up, try to do a factory reset.

     

    If that don't work, it's 99% dead, but you can have a genius bar do a diagnostic on it just to be sure.

     

    If it gets warm, just maybe only the light is kaput...

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