3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 7, 2006 3:46 AM by Stephen Reynolds
Dr Russo Level 1 (0 points)
My MBPro iTunes is not seeing my Express - no drop down menu.

I have just succeded in setting up my Extreme base station which had its own troubles with the Apple default IP adress was the same as that of my DSL modem. That has been changed and fixed (set to use addressing rather than the 10.0.1.xxx).

Having got the Extreme working I then used the Setup assistant to setup the Express (to extend range) for internet sharing and deliver music to my Hi Fi.

iTunes cannot see it (no dropdown menu). I also suspect it may not be extending range (hard to tell if the Extreme is doing all the work).

I have noticed using the Admin Utility that the IP address is the Apple assigned and suspect this may be conflicting again with the DSL Modem (DLink). The only way to change this is to turn on "Distribute IP addresses in the Network tab of Admin Utility, have tried this with no result and have turned it off again.

Any thoughts on how I may be able to stream music and possibly get the Express to extend the range?


Dual Core 17 " MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • WillG4PB Level 4 (2,020 points)
    When setting up the Express di dyou join the network created by the Extrme using WDS?

    Application/Utilities/Airport Admin Utility > Select the Extreme, the final tab on the right should read WDS.

    Enable this base station as a WDS: main base station
    Allow wireless clinets on the base station, check
    Select your Express form the list.

    The rest I can't remember, but hopefully this will get you started!


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  • Hitheringwaters Level 2 (385 points)
    Two things. Support papers recommend avoiding using setup assistant for WDS. Make sure express is factory reset (unplug. hold in switch. plug in. wait for four flashes. let reset).

    Join working express, add WDS.

    2nd: make sure iTunes is set to look for speakers connected with Airtunes in preferences/advanced/general
  • Stephen Reynolds Level 1 (30 points)
    I have exactly the same issue. I have a D-LINK DSL-300G and found it a nightmare to setup due to the nature of it being configurable on etc...

    Anyways, I got the internet to work by making the IP settings manual, however no iTunes remote speakers.

    If I set it up to DHCP, iTunes appears, but no internet