new airport not working

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ravikc, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. ravikc Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
    so i just got a new airport extreme to replace my current airport (the older model) and for whatever reason i can not get the WAN port to pick up my IP from my cable modem - i plug it into the old model and boom it works no problem - done a million power cycles - isp resent the signal too to reset it for new hardware - no go

    the interesting part is that if i take the modem --> old router and then use the new airport to extend the network via ethernet it works perfectly just not if i go from the modem directly to the new router

    any ideas?? apple suggested that my wan port may be defective and the BRAND new router needs to be swapped
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    when you say power cycles, do you mean

    • power down modem and airport
    • connect ethernet between airport and modem
    • power up ethernet and modem

    sounds like the modem is locked on to the MAC of your old airport.
  3. ravikc thread starter Guest

    Feb 13, 2008
    correct thats what i mean

    and yes thats what my initial thoughts were but ive done everything from shutting my modem down for an hour to having the ISP reset the line (twice) and it still wont kick

    in fact the green light on the back of the airport on the wan port doesnt even light up

    any ideas?
  4. psxguru macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2006
  5. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    It sounds to me like Apple's suggestion is true. If it's new, you should have no issues getting it swapped out. And when you do, if the problem persists, then you'll know it's likely your modem.

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