2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 4:18 PM by SteveMM
SteveMM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The current version of Airport Utility on Lion does not look like this nor offer all the same setting options.  I am having similar problems to others.  Is there an updated set of instructions?  I am using a Time Capsule as my primary base station and have been able to only connect one airport express via an Internet cable successfully.  When I attempt a second airport express connection via Ethernet, I get error messages and sometimes disconnects from the Internet signals.  I have a two story house with in the floor radiant heating, which means the floors are separated by concrete with copper piping for the hot water, so the need to use Ethernet cables and airport express units to get wifi signal to the entire house.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (86,810 points)
    When I attempt a second airport express connection via Ethernet, I get error messages and sometimes disconnects from the Internet signals.

     

    AirPort Utility 5.6 for Mac OS X Lion will track with the instructions that you have there although it is much faster and easier to use AirPort Utilty 6.1 in Lion.

     

    Here I am assuming that your AirPort Express is an 802.11n version and you are setting up the Express by using a short spare Ethernet cable connected to the Time Capsule first....and then moving it to the desired location after it has been configured.

     

    I also assume that you have previously tested the Ethernet cable to the remote location by temporarily connecting a laptop, turning off the wireless on the laptop and checking to make sure that you can get a good Internet connection that way.

     

    Please confirm and add any additional information that you think might be helpful.

  • SteveMM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, your comments jogged me to do a hard reset on the older airport express of mine and then use Airport Utility 6.1 to configure for the extended Ethernet connection.  All is working just fine now.