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How to set up AEBS/AEX for AirTunes

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: How to set up AEBS/AEX for AirTunes Reply with quote

So I had my old Airport Express (b/g) set up to extend my Airport Etreme Base Station (b/g/n) network and had it connected to my stereo. Everything worked until recently. iTunes stopped being able to connect. I decided to reset the AEX to start from scratch (hey, it's often the only thing that works).

Now I feel stupid, 'cause I forgot how to set it up! Embarassed

Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to set up AirTunes? I don't necessarily need WDS extending, just want AirTunes to work.

The instructions that came with the AEX are kind of confusing (also makes me feel stupid, 'cause they seem pretty user-friendly).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Unplug your AX and put a paperclip in the reset hole. Plug it back in while holding down the button. Then release the paperclip after it flashes yellow a couple times. This totally resets the AX.

2. Go to your Applications > Utilities folder and open the AirPort Utility.

3. Select the AX and then hit the continue button

4. Name your AX and create a password.

5. Then select: I want my AX to join my current network.

6. The select: I want my AX to wirelessly join my network.

7. Select your AEBS from the dropdown menu and enter the wireless password.

8. Hit update

That should be all.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure your AEX has the current firmware, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MalzyWheels wrote:
Make sure your AEX has the current firmware, too.

Yeah, that would be for the latest version. I think it varied a little with previous versions, but not that much.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scooper wrote:
MalzyWheels wrote:
Make sure your AEX has the current firmware, too.

Yeah, that would be for the latest version. I think it varied a little with previous versions, but not that much.


Actually, by my experience, If I ignore firmware updates, my AEX will refuse to work. It's happened with my first gen AEX once, and my second gen AEX twice. That's what I meant....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I will copy these instructions into a text file in case of future brain farts!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: airport express Reply with quote

I want to THANK SCOOPER for the directions on the express. I have read Apples site, and googled for about 3 hours to try to get it to work but was unable, then I tried your instruction and it worked so easy, I really feel DUMB.

Thanks
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