Anyone used "Soft Reset" on their AE Before?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by crellion, May 8, 2014.

  1. crellion macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2009
    I'm just wondering because I just tried it yesterday after my AE stopped responding to my Airport Utility. I pushed the reset button for 1 sec and it went into Soft-Reset Mode.

    To make it short - I got it up and running again with my Airport Utility, but I noticed it temporarily disabled my wifi-encryption and allowed me to access the router via Airport Utility without a password at all. However, after a few minutes it reverted to all the Security settings again.

    In terms of security - the brief moment the AE became "open" kind of freaked me out. Should I be concerned about this brief-security lapse or is my OCD-paranoia getting the better of me? :(
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I'm not sure what this has to do with OS X Server, but

    I don't have this issue that you describe with my Apple APs.

    Which one do you have?
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    That is expected behavior as described by Apple.
    If you are paranoid, you could just use HTTPS during that time.

    The category is actually "Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking".
  4. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    Maybe if the AE's password was in your OS X keychain then that could explain why you didn't see a password prompt ?
  5. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    I have only used it since the Expresses I manage are in a ceiling.

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