4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2015 7:17 PM by jbirne
becky31401 Level 1 (0 points)

On the Airport Extreme, the light is flashing amber but the Internet is working. Why is it flashing amber?


Airport extreme, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • John Galt Level 8 (45,985 points)

    Open AirPort Utility. Select the Extreme. It will tell you what the problem is.

  • DesrosiersPhoto Level 1 (0 points)

    Just had the same problem with my 2 week old new Airport Extreme. Everything is working properly but the blinking amber light was worrying me. Someone here in the forum mentioned something about that it could be a firmware update notice indication. I went down to my iMac and sure enough there was an Airport Utility update available. I installed it on my computer and then went to the Airport Utility under the Utilities Folder and the Airport Utility popped up with an amber light flashing. I clicked on the amber light and it informed me that a firmware update was ready to be installed for my Airport Extreme. After the install, I was up and running again with a solid green light and all systems are a GO.

  • Diceman551 Level 1 (0 points)

    It would be nice if they mentioned that in the Setup Guide!

  • jbirne Level 1 (0 points)

    Change your password to your airport & it will return to green immediately.