"New" Airport Express not visible to my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by scooterrr, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. scooterrr macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2009
    Hey folks -

    Having a weird problem, would love help.

    I have a likely-unused older version of the Airport Express (A1084 edition) that I plugged in for the first time today.

    --Replaced an older Linksys router (so I know the network is working)
    --Plugged in the cable and got the solid green light
    --Cannot see the Airport in my (MB Pro w/Leopard) Airport Utility.

    I went next to the Airport, no luck. I tried hitting the reset button when it was plugged in and when I plugged it in, no luck.

    Anything else I can try before I call this a bad unit and curse the salesperson?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    press the reset button and keep it held for like 10 seconds.
  3. scooterrr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2009
  4. quantum003 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Here's what worked for me... unplug the Airport Express, let it cool off for a second. Then hold down the tiny factory reset button and keep holding it down while you plug it back in. Wait until the status light blinks before you let go.

    I read about this method on this site somewhere and it worked perfectly for me, twice.

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