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I have 2 units on my property. So I have 2 extremes (one in each) and then 2 expresses. For some reason, the newest extreme in the backhouse suddenly the wireless just stops working. The ports are still working cause all my streaming devices are on it and they work. If I reset it, it works again for a while.


What could explain this? other than maybe interference?


Think its time for a mesh router.

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Dec 15, 2017 7:41 PM in response to Codeslubber In response to Codeslubber

What could explain this?

One possibility is an internal power supply (or external, depending on the model of AirPort that you have) that is starting to head South. If that is the case, the frequency of "drops" will increase soon.


You don't mention how old the AirPort might be, but 5 years, on average, is about it for most routers designed for home use. But, I've seen power supplies give out in less than 2 years of use....especially on the current "tower" shaped version of the AirPort.

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Dec 15, 2017 7:41 PM in response to Codeslubber In response to Codeslubber

What could explain this?

One possibility is an internal power supply (or external, depending on the model of AirPort that you have) that is starting to head South. If that is the case, the frequency of "drops" will increase soon.


You don't mention how old the AirPort might be, but 5 years, on average, is about it for most routers designed for home use. But, I've seen power supplies give out in less than 2 years of use....especially on the current "tower" shaped version of the AirPort.

Dec 15, 2017 7:41 PM

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Dec 15, 2017 7:37 PM in response to Bob Timmons In response to Bob Timmons

This is the newer model, probably 3 years at most, the tall one. So weird!! Having to show my girlfriend where she can unplug it just makes me mad.


Do you have any exp with the mesh routers, Bob? I am thinking about the Google one.

Dec 15, 2017 7:37 PM

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Dec 20, 2017 2:49 AM in response to Codeslubber In response to Codeslubber

Hello


This maybe due to the very recent Airport update.


Open Airport Utility. Look at the graphic of your various links to the internet and click on the text rectangles. This should offer you an update - mine were all auto updated at that point last week and are going like steam trains ever since (i.e. very smoothe and fast!).


My problem now is changing the NZ Country code on a newer extreme!


Colin

Dec 20, 2017 2:49 AM

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Dec 26, 2017 5:31 PM in response to ColinY In response to ColinY

Hey Colin,


No it was doing it, then offered me the updates, which I installed on all 4 devices, and its continued to do it.


Totally infuriating. Really tired of reading mesh router reviews. They are all over the place.


Was thinking of maybe a home automation solution but of course that would not work unless I hard wired the hub, e.g. Alexa, which is not a terrible idea.

Dec 26, 2017 5:31 PM

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