I have decided to switch over to a beautiful Airport Extreme Base Station for use as my modem/router/etc.... (many reasons for this) I was using a netgear modem and it was okay but coverage area was spotty and it would literally just drop connection so I bought a base station as I am told it is a wonderful unit. My problem started when I began to crank it up and the Airport setup program (the airport utility software) stated that the ethernet was not plugged into the Airport Extreme base station. I checked over and over and all physical connections have been made. I figured their may be damage so I decided to test it again with the netgear modem and all was fine. I went back to base station and same result. All software updates have been made. Does anybody have a fix for this?