Mac can't find Airport Express?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Doc69, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    I have an Airport Express (AE) connected to my stereo system, which is it's only use. It has previously been set up to receive wifi signal from my main wifi router, so no wires. Everything has worked great.

    Now I want to run it wired instead, but after suspending wifi on my main router, and attaching an Ethernet cable to the AE, the AE doesn't connect to the network anymore. It blinks yellow, and the Airport Utility on my Mac can't find it either when I scan for it.

    I haven't reset the AE because I'm afraid I'll lose my previous wifi piggybacking setup, which I unfortunately don't remember anymore how I did.

    Any ideas?
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    If you configured your Airport Express to "Join a Wireless Network" then it is not talking on the Ethernet. Its only job is to listen to the wireless network and be an Airplay device.

    Turn wireless back on your router, connect to the Airport Express over wireless and configure it to suit.

  3. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005

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