iBook (Mac OS 10.1.5) I downloaded and run the upgrade 3.0.4 (firmware 4.0.8?) for Mac OS 10.1.5 via a crossover cable I seemed to work. Airport Configurator said "There is new software available", etc). I tried soft reset --> no luck (well, sort of, prompted for "new password"). But STILL NO WIRELESS (tried different channels, WEP on, WEP off,... ). I tried hard reset as described in Apple Article 106602 and the ABS starts blinking forever (all night long). Once in that state I can't access the ABS in any way (LAN, WAN). It won't show up (crossover cable). What can I do? Am I supposed to be able to access the ABS while its middle light keeps on blinking? It doesn't show up... I tried switching locations, DHCP settings, static IP settings (the ones mentioned in those articles), LAN, WAN ports... and the only way to get it back is to switch the whole thing off and on again so I can access it ONLY via LAN. I have read I should switch it off for a day or so. But what then? Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks very much in advance. Rafa. 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Airport Configurator > said "There is new software available", etc). >[/quote] This sounds similar to problems that I had with my old Graphite BS. I would come home and not be able to connect to anything, even though the AP indicator in the toolbar claimed that I had signal. However, MacStumbler would not find the network, and if I turned AP off and back on, it wouldn't either. In my case, I ended up replacing the BS under AppleCare. I've had to reset the new BS once, but the problem is (mostly) gone. [diagnostic snipped][quote] > > I have read I should switch it off for a day or so. But what then?[/quote] turn it back on and try to connect with the crossover again, I guess. For all the times that I had to reset the BS, power cycle it, attempt to re-load the config file (which became corrupted with depressing regularity), etc., I never could get a repeatable process established. I would basically try some combination of: power cycle hard reset wireless admin crossover cable admin Good luck with it. 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AirPort Base Station hard reset failure? - Mac Networking

Dear all: Could anyone help me with this? I start feeling kind of desperate. I lost wireless connection to my AirPort base station. It just disappeard 4 days ago while I was browsing the web (???). I tried to reconnect by switching locations but my iBook showed no signal... until now (the icon on the top bar says "No Aiport netwoks found"). I tested everything with this setup: ABS <--- crossover cable ----> iBook (Mac OS 10.1.5) I downloaded and run the upgrade 3.0.4 (firmware 4.0.8?) for Mac OS 10.1.5 via a crossover cable I seemed to work. Airport Configurator ...

  1. #1

    Default AirPort Base Station hard reset failure?

    Dear all:

    Could anyone help me with this? I start feeling kind of desperate.

    I lost wireless connection to my AirPort base station. It just
    disappeard 4 days ago while I was browsing the web (???). I tried to
    reconnect by switching locations but my iBook showed no signal...
    until now (the icon on the top bar says "No Aiport netwoks found").

    I tested everything with this setup:

    ABS <--- crossover cable ----> iBook (Mac OS 10.1.5)

    I downloaded and run the upgrade 3.0.4 (firmware 4.0.8?) for Mac OS
    10.1.5 via a crossover cable I seemed to work. Airport Configurator
    said "There is new software available", etc).

    I tried soft reset --> no luck (well, sort of, prompted for "new
    password"). But STILL NO WIRELESS (tried different channels, WEP on,
    WEP off,... ).

    I tried hard reset as described in Apple Article 106602 and the ABS
    starts blinking forever (all night long). Once in that state I can't
    access the ABS in any way (LAN, WAN). It won't show up (crossover
    cable).

    What can I do? Am I supposed to be able to access the ABS while its
    middle light keeps on blinking? It doesn't show up... I tried
    switching locations, DHCP settings, static IP settings (the ones
    mentioned in those articles), LAN, WAN ports... and the only way to
    get it back is to switch the whole thing off and on again so I can
    access it ONLY via LAN.

    I have read I should switch it off for a day or so. But what then?

    Any help would be really appreciated.
    Thanks very much in advance.

    Rafa.
    Rafa Lahuerta Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: AirPort Base Station hard reset failure?

    In article <db578f38.0310010134.482a1e5aposting.google.com >,
    [email]uji00230uji.infomail.es[/email] (Rafa Lahuerta) wrote:
    > Dear all:
    >
    > Could anyone help me with this? I start feeling kind of desperate.
    >
    > I lost wireless connection to my AirPort base station. It just
    > disappeard 4 days ago while I was browsing the web (???). I tried to
    > reconnect by switching locations but my iBook showed no signal...
    > until now (the icon on the top bar says "No Aiport netwoks found").
    >
    > I tested everything with this setup:
    >
    > ABS <--- crossover cable ----> iBook (Mac OS 10.1.5)
    >
    > I downloaded and run the upgrade 3.0.4 (firmware 4.0.8?) for Mac OS
    > 10.1.5 via a crossover cable I seemed to work. Airport Configurator
    > said "There is new software available", etc).
    >
    This sounds similar to problems that I had with my old Graphite BS. I
    would come home and not be able to connect to anything, even though the
    AP indicator in the toolbar claimed that I had signal. However,
    MacStumbler would not find the network, and if I turned AP off and back
    on, it wouldn't either.

    In my case, I ended up replacing the BS under AppleCare. I've had to
    reset the new BS once, but the problem is (mostly) gone.

    [diagnostic snipped]
    >
    > I have read I should switch it off for a day or so. But what then?
    turn it back on and try to connect with the crossover again, I guess.
    For all the times that I had to reset the BS, power cycle it, attempt to
    re-load the config file (which became corrupted with depressing
    regularity), etc., I never could get a repeatable process established. I
    would basically try some combination of:

    power cycle
    hard reset
    wireless admin
    crossover cable admin


    Good luck with it.
    John Johnson Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort Base Station hard reset failure?

    John Johnson <nullinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > I would basically try some combination of:
    >
    > power cycle
    > hard reset
    > wireless admin
    > crossover cable admin
    >
    Thanks very much John. I'll stick to that for the moment.

    I tried again with the same diagnostics. The only thing is that I get
    on the iBook the address (LAN port again from the ABS) 169.254.118.194
    with netmask 255.255.0.0. I wondered whether the ABS (BTW, snow model
    2002) was assigning this IP while still blinking but Aiport config
    utility cannot see it. According to Apple docs the address 169.254.x.x
    is used in ABS WAN port (puzzled).

    I wrote a shell script to ping all the addresses in the same net but
    it takes ages. I believe I cannot "ping" the broadcast address
    169.254.255.255, can I?

    Any more ideas anyone?
    Thanks again.

    Rafa.
    Rafa Lahuerta Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort Base Station hard reset failure?

    In article <db578f38.0310012328.20ef18beposting.google.com >,
    [email]uji00230uji.infomail.es[/email] (Rafa Lahuerta) wrote:
    > John Johnson <nullinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >
    > > I would basically try some combination of:
    > >
    > > power cycle
    > > hard reset
    > > wireless admin
    > > crossover cable admin
    > >
    > Thanks very much John. I'll stick to that for the moment.
    >
    > I tried again with the same diagnostics. The only thing is that I get
    > on the iBook the address (LAN port again from the ABS) 169.254.118.194
    > with netmask 255.255.0.0. I wondered whether the ABS (BTW, snow model
    > 2002) was assigning this IP while still blinking but Aiport config
    > utility cannot see it. According to Apple docs the address 169.254.x.x
    > is used in ABS WAN port (puzzled).
    >
    > I wrote a shell script to ping all the addresses in the same net but
    > it takes ages. I believe I cannot "ping" the broadcast address
    > 169.254.255.255, can I?
    >
    > Any more ideas anyone?
    That address, 169.254.118.194, is the address assigned by the OS when no
    valid IP address can be determined. It would only be useful within a
    LAN, if a valid link existed to other computers in the LAN. Apparently,
    that's not the case with your failed AirPort.

    --
    Tom Stiller

    PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3
    7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF
    Tom Stiller Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort Base Station hard reset failure?

    [email]uji00230uji.infomail.es[/email] (Rafa Lahuerta) wrote in message news:<db578f38.0310010134.482a1e5aposting.google. com>...
    > I lost wireless connection to my AirPort base station. It just
    > disappeard 4 days ago while I was browsing the web (???). I tried to
    > reconnect by switching locations but my iBook showed no signal...
    > until now (the icon on the top bar says "No Aiport netwoks found").
    >
    > I tested everything with this setup:
    >
    I fixed it up (or better: it got fixep up).

    1. After Apple way's "hard reset" yesterday (2 secs after pluging in
    the ABS) I switched the ABS off today.
    I did this [url]http://www.vonwentzel.net/ABS/Reset/index.html[/url] . Once the
    three blueish lights went on I pressed the reset button for more than
    30 seconds.

    2. I switched to my Airport location (AirPort card active) and wow!!!
    There it was!!! High signal. No password question. Nothing strange
    but...

    3. I tried to use the configuration utility and couldn't see it (?). I
    switched off, wait for a minute and switched on and everything was
    back and OK and I could open the configuration.

    Hope it helps someone on the same boat.
    Cheers.
    Rafa Lahuerta Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort Base Station hard reset failure?

    In article <db578f38.0310020701.5a4e0e6aposting.google.com >, uji00230
    uji.infomail.es says...
    >
    > I fixed it up (or better: it got fixep up).
    >
    > 1. After Apple way's "hard reset" yesterday (2 secs after pluging in
    > the ABS) I switched the ABS off today.
    > I did this [url]http://www.vonwentzel.net/ABS/Reset/index.html[/url] . Once the
    > three blueish lights went on I pressed the reset button for more than
    > 30 seconds.
    >
    > 2. I switched to my Airport location (AirPort card active) and wow!!!
    > There it was!!! High signal. No password question. Nothing strange
    > but...
    >
    > 3. I tried to use the configuration utility and couldn't see it (?). I
    > switched off, wait for a minute and switched on and everything was
    > back and OK and I could open the configuration.
    >
    > Hope it helps someone on the same boat.
    > Cheers.
    I am in the same boat (that's me at the back) - sounds very useful.

    Cheers,
    --
    James Dore,
    IT Officer,
    New College
    james.dorenew / it-supportnew
    James Dore Guest

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