New AirPort Express nightmare... HELPPP!!!

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  1. rexone macrumors regular

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    Okay, I bought a new AirPort Express to replace an old one (wall-plug type) that I've moved to another part of the house.
    I've set a number of Expresses up before & never really had a problem but this new one... total nightmare.
    So far I've probably spent over 8 hours trying to get it set-up. The first one was so wacky I & Apple assumed it was a DOA & replaced it.
    Now the new one is causing me all manner of grief.
    Basically it just wont connect to my wireless network no matter how much I try to tickle it.
    My modem (ISP supplied) is a Netgear CG3000v2, my old AirPort Express connects no problems but this new device just won't connect.
    I reset the APEx but to no avail.
    Totally tearing my hair out here.
    Any gurus out there have any ideas about how to troubleshoot this?
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried backing up the settings on the old one and then restoring them to the new one?
     
  3. rexone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Brian, yes, have tried that & still won't work. Just making very little sense.
    All settings and passwords are correct, this is after all supposed to be a totally simple device to set-up.
    I should add to I'm only trying to get it to join my existing network to run AirPlay speakers & a second printer. Nothing more complex than that.
    I'm wondering if it's something to do with my wifi modem only being 2.4...
     
  4. rexone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay... I happened to have a NetGear WNDR3700v4 dual-band router sitting around so late last night in a final act of desperation I put my wireless cable modem into bridge-mode & then set my whole network up again...
    This morning I got around to trying the AirPort Express set-up again...
    Set-up & functional in under 5 minutes so somehow, somewhere the fault was with the NetGear CG3000v2 modem not wanting to talk with the new model AirPort Express.
     

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