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Air Express - Disconnect

NJP100

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 17, 2010
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London
Really annoying - my almost new Airport Express (attached to my BT network) drops out on a regular basis - my mac and iPhone cannot find it, and the utility simply has a warning triangle and asks if I want to remove it from the network! My ancient Apple TV has no problems. Any thoughts on this? Many Thanks.
 

nunes013

macrumors 65816
May 24, 2010
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Connecticut
Mine has done that one or two times this year. Probably not the answer you want, but I just set my express up again and it fixed it. I think one of the times I unplugged it and plugged it back in and that worked. I do not know what causes it, but that could be a temporary fix for you.
 
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alFR

macrumors 68030
Aug 10, 2006
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648
Could you post some more details of how it's set up (extend vs join network, bridge mode or dhcp etc)?
 
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NJP100

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 17, 2010
7
0
London
Its set up to join my existing BT network using the same password. I set it up via my iPhone following the instructions. It shows up on the Hub's diagnostic as connected, however both my mac and iPhone lose it, without there being an obvious reason why. So I may have no problems for a few days or even weeks, and then it "goes missing". The AirPort utility on my mac cannot see it, and as nunes013 suggests, the only answer is to connect, reconnect, or go through set up again.
 
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NJP100

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 17, 2010
7
0
London
Its set up to join my existing BT network using the same password. I set it up via my iPhone following the instructions. It shows up on the Hub's diagnostic as connected, however both my mac and iPhone lose it, without there being an obvious reason why. So I may have no problems for a few days or even weeks, and then it "goes missing". The AirPort utility on my mac cannot see it, and as nunes013 suggests, the only answer is to connect, reconnect, or go through set up again.
[doublepost=1490000739][/doublepost]And, miraculously, connected itself yesterday evening, after being "offline" for 2 days plus.
 
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mattg3

macrumors 6502
Dec 8, 2010
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ma.
Are you using the latest security firmware 7.6.8? When I upgraded to it I had dropouts listening to music with optical connection to powered speakers.That firmware upgrade is my issue since dropouts gone when I went back to old 7.6 firmware.
 
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