Third Dead Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nissan.gtp, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    I've had terrible luck with Airports. First one lasted for just under a year. Replaced under warranty, that one died in less than 2 weeks. Got it replaced, and even went out and bought a dedicated (small) UPS to help avoid any power issues since I suspect lightning storms are the actual cause. Third one (sounds like the Monty Python "I built a castle in a swamp" bit) lasted from July last year until last night. The cable modem, disk drive, and printer that are sitting right with it and on the same circuit are unaffected.

    This time seems like a very similar problem -- no front light (reset doesn't work) but one of the rear Ethernet ports has the light one (even with no cable).

    So I've reluctantly given up and ordered an Asus RT-56U from Amazon.

    Currently rockin' in old school with a Linksys 10/100 hub.
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Very unlucky. I've been using Airport Extreme base stations for years without issues. I did have a spell of problems with computing electronics generally, however and ended up installing a UPS. Since then, not a single problem...

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