What might I be doing wrong? I no longer seem to be able to switch back and forth between wired and wireless automatically ! Setup: Router:.................Airport Extreme 6gen v.7.7.7 NetworkExtender: AE (same model as above) Computer: ...........MacBookPro - (OS X 10.11.5) Modem: ...............Arris sb 6183 Situation: The Arris Modem is brand new. It's replacing a combo Motorola Router/Modem unit that had been set to bridged mode (router disabled), as I was using the Airport Extreme. I rarely use a wired connection for anything. With that old modem I'd occasionally test my speeds both wirelessly and then wired at speedtest.net - one test following the other. To do so - I'd do nothing other than run some wireless tests, and as soon as they were done - would connect my MacBook to the Airport Extreme router with an ethernet cable. Before running the wired test I would NEVER first click on the wi-fi icon on the computer menu bar in order to turn wi-fi off. Nor would I open System Preferences to change Network Settings from Wi-Fi to Ethernet. The "Location" (in Network) was set to "Automatic" I just ran the tests, got the results.....and once completed, unplugged the ethernet cable at both ends...and voilá.... was back on to Wi-Fi Meanwhile, in Airport Utility - the green dots beside the 2 AE icons would turn to amber when I was no longer wireless - and then back to green when I disconnected the ethernet cable from the computer Now, with the new Arris modem, I'm unable to switch seamlessly, back and forth Once I've run the wired speed tests and then disconnected the cable - I'm no longer online. Nor am I able to get back online. Clicking on the menu bar icon - to put a check beside my network name - doesn't solve the problem, nor does closing and re-opening Airport Utility, nor does closing and re-opening my browser. I have to jump thru hoops to get "back to normal" eg Shut Down computer altogether! And re-boot. Don't know whether the modem is the issue or the firmware updates on the 2 AEs - which, coincidentally, installed just as I was setting up the new modem (24 May) - or whether it's something I'm doing (or failing to do)? Bottom line - what exactly SHOULD I be doing to seamlessly switch from wireless to wired and then back to wireless....just as I've described I'd always done previously?