Resetting the AirPort Express

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Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2004, 21:41
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AirPort Express Reset ButtonIn my experience so far with the AirPort Express (APE) I have had to configure it several times for different tasks (extending AEBS range, stand alone ABS, audio-only, etc.), but I find that it sometimes gets a little squirrely on me (becoming invisible, not responding, etc.) requiring a reboot.
Although there are three different ways to reset the AirPort Express (according to Apple KBase Article #108044) I recommend doing a factory default reset (see below) then setting up the APE from scratch using the Setup Assistant found in Applications > Utilities > AirPort Express Assistant

How to perform a factory default reset
Important: This erases all settings and saved profiles. The settings erased include Access Control and RADIUS settings.
Follow these steps:

  1. Unplug the AirPort Express from the power outlet.
  2. Press and hold the reset button.
  3. Plug AirPort Express back into an AC outlet (still holding the button).
  4. You should see the light flash green four times after a few seconds. Release the button when this happens.

As with a hard reset, the AirPort Express will not be visible in the AirPort menu item or AirPort Admin Utility for a short time. Remember that this whole process takes approximately 45 seconds to complete. You may then use the AirPort Express in its default state or reconfigure it using either the AirPort Express Assistant or AirPort Admin Utility. See the above hard reset section for information on the default settings.

Has your AirPort Express been rebooted? Why and how? Comment below…


AirPort Express Reset ButtonIn my experience so far with the AirPort Express (APE) I have had to configure it several times for different tasks (extending AEBS range, stand alone ABS, audio-only, etc.), but I find that it sometimes gets a little squirrely on me (becoming invisible, not responding, etc.) requiring a reboot.
Although there are three different ways to reset the AirPort Express (according to Apple KBase Article #108044) I recommend doing a factory default reset (see below) then setting up the APE from scratch using the Setup Assistant found in Applications > Utilities > AirPort Express Assistant

How to perform a factory default reset
Important: This erases all settings and saved profiles. The settings erased include Access Control and RADIUS settings.
Follow these steps:

  1. Unplug the AirPort Express from the power outlet.
  2. Press and hold the reset button.
  3. Plug AirPort Express back into an AC outlet (still holding the button).
  4. You should see the light flash green four times after a few seconds. Release the button when this happens.

As with a hard reset, the AirPort Express will not be visible in the AirPort menu item or AirPort Admin Utility for a short time. Remember that this whole process takes approximately 45 seconds to complete. You may then use the AirPort Express in its default state or reconfigure it using either the AirPort Express Assistant or AirPort Admin Utility. See the above hard reset section for information on the default settings.

Has your AirPort Express been rebooted? Why and how? Comment below…

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