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Amber light blinking all the time

507 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2012 2:12 AM by Badrakumar RSS
Badrakumar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 8, 2012 4:37 AM


I have an Airport express from 2008. (N)

I recently bought a new airport express to extend the WIFI.

Ever since I installed the new one the old one is Blinking Amber light all the time.

What is the issue it it indicating? How do I deal with it.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • CRMDVM Level 4 Level 4 (1,360 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 2:32 PM (in response to Badrakumar)

    Hi - first of all is the old Express connected directly to a modem or another router?

  • CRMDVM Level 4 Level 4 (1,360 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to Badrakumar)

    Thanks for the reply - a blinking amber light indicates a connectivity problem with the internet or some other error - you can see what the error is by using the Airport Utility - and make sure that there is no firmware upgrade available - sometimes the problem is solved simply by re-powering the system starting with the modem and proceeding down the line - however in your case, I would recommend switching the 2 Expresses and put the new one after the modem and use the older one as the extender - I would set up the new one first and then older one - I would do a factory reset on each unit before you do this - consider these options and let me know how you make out.


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