What a mess!
Five days ago I set-up my first Airport Extreme. But I realized I had set-up the WiFi so as to "Create a new wireless Network" - but I actually want to "Extend my existing wireless network of my ISP". So I tried to change that in Airport Utility and it failed. SO I then tried to get it to reconfigure - nothing. I hit "Forget" and my Apple Extreme disappeared.
OK so then I performed this factory hard reset (following) but in the past hour Airport Utility does not show the Airport Extreme Base Station. I have done the reset several times; have shut-down my Mac and restarted it. Nothing-- the Airport Extreme light just stays a steady amber and Airport Utility continues to search for a base station with the spinning gear… Says no configured Airport Extremes can be found-- (well I did a reset so mine is not going to be configured, is it? It's going to be in fresh out-of-the box condition, right?)
REALLY LOST HERE-- Airport Extreme worked great with ethernet and usb etc. - I just wanted to change the WiFi configuration and now I have nothing…
If the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule isn't accessible from AirPort Utility, the Factory Default reset can be accomplished by using the reset button.
- Unplug the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule from power.
- Press and hold the reset button with a pen or pencil, then plug the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule back in while continuing to hold the button until you see the light (LED) flash rapidly. This should happen after a few seconds.
- Release the button. This will factory default reset the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule.
Thanks for any help-- I'm back to just direct internet connection via my ISP's modem / WiFi-- and I need to get that range extended - at a loss here…
Thursday 10 January 2013