Setting up Airport Express - please help!!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by simplygreg, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. simplygreg macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2012

    Please help me set up this damn thing!!

    It is a first gen device and I'm using Mac Lion. It is a second hand Airport Express. Apparently I need to get Utility 5.6 which I do. I go through the process, type in passwords yada yada. Get the green light. All seems well!!

    Then nothing. Not a thing. If I then double tap into my Airport Express it just hangs on 'reading configuration'. After that it says it cannot locate an Airport Express and I can rescan but it doesn't find it. I then need to do a hard reset and start the process all over again.

    What am I doing wrong? Please help!!

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Only thing I can think of you have not tried is check in Airport Utility if there is a firmware update for the Airport Express.
  3. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    Used Express? Maybe it is defective and that is why someone gave it away or sold it. Seems like you are doing everything right, but you should not need to use the older Airport Utility, the newer version should work just fine as well.

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