Trouble with airport extreme ethernet connections

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by drlwb, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. drlwb macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    #1
    My airport extreme base station works fine in wifi, but when I connect something to the ethernet ports, the wifi cuts out continuously. However, the guest wifi network still works. When I reboot the airport, it works briefly, then starts cutting out again. If I remove the wired connection to the ethernet port, the wifi begins working normally. Is there a setting that I need to adjust?

    When the device connects to the ethernet port, it works, but the wifi won't, and vice/versa.
     
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Location:
    NH
    #2
    What kind of devices are you connecting? Are any of them routers that can be doing conflicting networks?

    I have all three ports connected to devices without issue. Your WAN (uplink to your service provider) is connected to the O port right?

    It it overheating?
     
  3. drlwb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    #3
    I have a directv dvr connected to the ethernet port.

    Yes, I have my TWC modem connected to the Wan port to supply my internet.

    I don't think it is overheating.
     
  4. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #4
    You could try a full factory reset. You have to apply all your settings after this, but sometimes it helps so it might be worth a try.
     
  5. drlwb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    #5
    Thanks for your response. This is what I did, and it seems to be working.
     
  6. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #6
    You're welcome. I have very seldom problems with my Airport Extreme, but this always does the trick :)
     

Share This Page