3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2012 9:38 AM by BrOk3n76
aja8505 Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone know how to get my Old Airport Express to work with my Airport Base Station? It worked in the past but now when I plug it in it only flashes the Amber color, it wont turn Green like it is supposed to.  At one point it said i needed to download a drive and click on a link, but then when i did it said page not found...


I'm very confused and Frustrated!!!


Thanks in Advance for any help!


Airport Express M9470LL/A, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Airport Base Station is few yrs old
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 (98,174 points)

    Unfortunately, Mountain Lion does not officially support your older version of the AirPort Express.


    Some users have had success by using a special utility to create an "unofficial" installation of the product on Mountain Lion.


    See this article for more details:


    http://www.macworld.com/article/1167965/mountain_lion_and_the_ancient_airport_ba se_station.html


    It works fine for me, but I cannot say whether it will work for you.

  • aja8505 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for your reply and the link to try. I will see it that works, otherwise I will have to buy a new one (& probably a new base station as well since they r both at least 4-5 years old). Ugg.


    How do you feel about the TimeMachine/TimeCapsule one?(if you know anything about it that is) or do you think it is a waste of money? I'm not that savy when it comes to this stuff and the guys at the apple store talk to me in all of these words that is like a language from Mars or something, ha, and then when I ask them to just tell me what to get that is going to be EASY for ME to set up they say that can't really give me a specific item because "it all depends on what I'm doing!" AHHHH, it make me want to scream because all I want to do is go on the Internet, have my pictures backed up automatically (I've had TWO Apple hard drives completely crash on me & then I lost thousands of pictures from over the years because NO ONE told me I should be backing up my laptops to an external hard drive) work in iPhoto, iWork, etc. VERY basic stuff! I'm not a "Gamer" as they say so I don't really care about all the amazing color graphics, etc. I just want to be able to sync my iPhone, iPad 4, and my MacBook Pro (which I'm returning & getting the NEW iMac Desktop if it ever comes out!) all seamlessly and automatically backed up.


    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question earlier and if you have any thoughts or opinions on what I should purchase/get to make my technological life easier, that would be Absolutely AMAZING!!




  • BrOk3n76 Level 1 (5 points)

    Make it easy on yourself and just use iCloud, turn on photo stream and sync wirelessly..works for me at least