Why does my Airport Express constantly keep disconnecting

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Siriosys, May 1, 2009.

  1. Siriosys macrumors regular

    Siriosys

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #1
    Hi all,

    I recently purchased an Apple Airport Express to use as a Wired to Wireless bridge which 'seemed' to be working ok, however, it appears as if it is very sensitive to the wireless network (?????)

    Configuration is as follows:

    Joins a wireless network
    Operates on channel 11, howver I've tried 10 and 9 as well
    Uses a fixed IP for it's own settings
    NOT using iTunes, Printing, or Mobileme features
    Connected to local network via Netgear Gigabit switch

    It keeps on disconnecting and the yellow status light flashes for a good few minutes before the wireless network comes back up again. Looking at the logs you can see that it disconnects quite frequently at almost regular intervals

    May 02 11:35:35 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54295.
    May 02 11:35:42 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54298.
    May 02 11:35:42 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54299.
    May 02 11:36:15 Severity:6 Parameter updated - drTY.
    May 02 11:36:15 Severity:5 unloading current configuration.
    May 02 11:36:31 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54302.
    May 02 11:36:37 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54305.
    May 02 11:36:37 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54306.
    May 02 11:36:53 Severity:3 No Address for NTP server time.apple.com.
    May 02 11:37:38 Severity:3 No Address for NTP server time.apple.com.
    May 02 11:38:07 Severity:6 Parameter updated - drTY.
    May 02 11:38:07 Severity:5 unloading current configuration.
    May 02 11:38:24 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54310.
    May 02 11:38:30 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54314.
    May 02 11:38:30 Severity:5 Connection accepted from [::ffff:10.1.1.100]:54313.
    May 02 11:39:02 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 12:33:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 12:34:46 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 12:53:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 13:00:59 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 13:13:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 13:16:27 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 13:33:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 13:37:07 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 13:53:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 13:56:37 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 14:13:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 14:14:35 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 14:14:36 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 14:33:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 14:34:36 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 14:53:50 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
    May 02 14:54:55 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 14:54:56 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44
    May 02 15:01:27 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:1b:11:b0:30:44


    I'm really at a loss as to what is causing the problem. Has anybody else experienced such issues and have you had any joy getting it resolved?

    The wierdest part is that I can get it to operate in a somewhat more stable manner by keeping the Airport Utility open. I know this sounds crazy, but take a look at the logs - between 14:53 and the current time which is now one hour later, it has not disconnected once. Prior to keeping the Airport Util open on my Mac, it was disconnecting as you can see.

    Are there any 'low-level' utilities out there that can enable me to see if it's having signal strength issues or other problems? the graph seems to be a piece of **** as it just reports the same, no matter what's happening!

    Much appreciate any help if somebody can do so.


    Regards



    Rob
     
  2. chaseflynn macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011
    #2
    Possible fix

    Hey, I've had exactly the same problem with mine that I just bought. After exhausting all other possibilities, I found that if you set it to extend the wireless network and then just uncheck "Allow wireless clients," that fixed the problems. Doesn't seem the most logical solution to me and still makes me twitch a little...but it's working now so, maybe that'll work for you, as well.
     

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