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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Blinking yellow light on Airport extreme or express!

I have an airport extreme base station and my ISP's configuration is really weird. The way I have to configure my router, the blinking yellow light is always on. It is weird because it is the only way that internet works. I don't like having that yellow light blinking all the time, but there is a workaround. In the Airport Utility:

1. Click on the yellow light in the status of the manual setup.
2. From there, you can choose to ignore the problem and force the router to display a green light.

6 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

I usually unplug - then replug it back in - it's a pain but it works.

BTW, you can't do this on your iPod Touch, can you?

August 2, 2008 at 12:45 AM  
Blogger AA said...

I also have the time capsule but I hate the way it never connects properly! I was wondering if you could post how to set it up! It always has problems connecting to my computer.

Some more information on time capsule would be really really nice... I bought it but I can't connect to it anymore... just the first time... everytime my internet connection changes I have problems...

is there an easy way to do this! (even airport utility is not helpful)

August 2, 2008 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Vance said...

This tip was not about Time Capsule but just the standard Apple routers and their indicator lights.

I will say this if my ISP was so weird that no normal router configuration would work I would certainly look for another provider. After all, Why would they do weird things? What else might they be doing?

August 2, 2008 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Michael Heckman said...

It can also mean that your airport is not secure. Making mine secure turned the light green.

August 2, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger agonistic jerk said...

You aren't double NAT-ing are you? If your ISP provides a "gateway modem" and it is providing a DHCP address, then you need to either set it to bridge mode (if it has one) or your airport to bridge mode (this is the method that I must do, since the modem supplied by my ISP does not have the ability with the stock firmware and I don't really want to risk bricking it).

If that's the issue, then you can change your indicator light back to the way it should be.

August 6, 2008 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger iqrar khan said...

so much thinks.Some more information on time capsule would be really really nice.I was wondering if you could post how to set it up! It always has problems connecting to my computer. Gatwick Meet and Greet

September 7, 2013 at 6:18 AM  

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