airport extreme internet connection

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Goofy Yno, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Goofy Yno macrumors member

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    my airport extreme connection to internet keeps failing. It is occurring about every 3-4 days, where I get amber light. By unplugging it resets again. Is there something I can do, or do I need to by a new system. It is about 2 years old.
    thanks
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Are you sure it's the router? Have you tested by using a direct connection with a computer to your ISP or with a different router to see if it's them?

    Otherwise, your router may be ready to give up the ghost. I have the same router and have been using it for 4 years and it's been awesome.
     
  3. Goofy Yno thread starter macrumors member

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    yea, it works directly. I guess the question then is to stay with the apple extreme or go elsewhere.:confused:
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Update the firmware and restore to stock configuration before giving up on it.
     
  5. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

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    More information is needed, What errors is it giving you?
    How old is your modem? I had an old modem and got alot of connecting errors then we got a newer modem.
     
  6. Goofy Yno thread starter macrumors member

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    I apologize ahead of time for being a little noobish. I have not gotten any error messages, I have just not been able to connect to the internet. when I go to the airport it is not green. by unplugging it, waiting a minute or so then reconnecting, it works.
    is there somewhere I should look to help diagnose the issue?
     

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