Airport Utility cannot detect Airport, even though I'm connected to network.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:26 AM
When I try to access the Airport, the utility says no wireless device can be detected. I plugged in an Airport Express, and got the same message. No wireless devices.
I tried using the CD that came with the APExpress, but can't install it because there is a more up-to-date version on the computer. I even tried putting the existing Airport Utility in the trash, and restarting the computer, but it still says there is a more up-to-date version on the computer - but I sure can't find it.
Running Leopard on a Mac Mini Intel Core Duo.
Do I just need to buy a NEW router to be able to connect wirelessly to the web?
Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:24 PM
Oops. I see that your Airport Utility will not detect your network. When I read that your LAN is working, I misunderstood.
If you open System Profiler and look at Airport Card, does it show that all is OK?
Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:06 PM
I'm assuming this means that I've at least reached the right airport (though I can't really be sure), but that there is something wrong. I don't know if it just means that the airport itself is shot. I'm perplexed mostly that the computer would still show a solid connection to the network, but not able to make the connection through that network to the web, which IS available if I plug directly into the ethernet connection to the modem.
The guy at Apple, while telling me that they no longer provide support for this airport, said he thought I should try to reconfigure the airport software. Or at at least that's what I understood him to say.
But because I cannot reach the airport configuration through Airport Admin software, I'm at a loss.
I just tried a hard restart of the airport, but that didn't do the trick either.
Totally lost here.
Thanks for any advice...
Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:41 PM
Just asking since you said in a later post Admin Utility.
The one with Admin in it works only with much older base stations like the old graphite one, I think.