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How to Reset 802.11b/g Models of AirPort Extreme Base Station?

You can easily create a wireless network with most of the Macs by making use of AirPort technology with the help of the AirPort Extreme. If you have already purchased 802.11b/g Models of AirPort Extreme Base Station and want to reset it, then check the post below.

The brilliantly-designed Apple’s AirPort Extreme is prominently recognized for a slick, easy-to-use wireless router for the purpose of sharing an internet connection with the users’ computers as well as mobile devices in their home. AirPort Extreme has been supported by most of the Macs that was manufactured in the last couple of years. And even in earlier Macs, can also be made supported with AirPort Extreme with the help of an AirPort Extreme card. You can also connect Windows machines to a brilliantly-designed AirPort base station. The AirPort Extreme device has come with five ports that have made it easy to make a connection to a server, Macs as well as other computers, an external hard drive and/or printer. Via the one wide-area network (WAN) port, you can make a connection to a DSL (digital subscriber line) or existing WAN network or cable modem (probably via your school or business).

With the help of the three Ethernet local-area network (LAN) ports, you can make a connection to any Ethernet device. For instance, you might hardwire the respective Mac computer to the incredibly-designed AirPort Extreme to make this particular process faster or more secure. It is due to the fact that it is not Wi-Fi-compatible. You can also make a connection to a LAN router, Ethernet-capable scanner, or Ethernet-capable printer via this particular port. Through the help of the single USB 2.0 port, you can easily make a connection to a scanner or USB printer, USB network hub, or an external hard drive.

The speed and range of any kind of wireless network are influenced by all types of factors, such as interference from other devices, metal, and concrete walls. However, the brilliantly-designed AirPort Extreme, under the ideal conditions, provides the facility of a maximum range of 50 feet at the speed of around 54 Mbps data transfer. At the distance of 150 feet away, the incredible AirPort Extreme provides the facility of a data transfer speed of around 11 Mbps. An amalgamation of up to 50 Macs or Windows PCs can share a single AirPort Extreme base station on a simultaneous basis.

The resetting process of the AirPort base station restores it to an incredible base station that would enable you to regain the control of it whenever you have lost your base station password or if the base station is not responding, as per the expectation. Based on the model of your base station, you can execute one or more of such types of resets:

Soft Reset: Resetting of the incredibly-designed base station password and disabling security (Access Control as well as RADIUS settings) for 5 minutes and in this way, you could easily join the network to make changes. In case you make no modifications within 5 minutes, the incredibly-designed base station reverts to its earlier settings. You can easily perform this resetting procedure in case you’re not able to administer the respective base station, as you have forgotten its password.

Hard Reset: This particular process resets the brilliantly-designed base station to a particular unconfigured state. However, in this scenario, it reserves the last saved configuration as well as any profiles that enables you in the restoration of your base station from former settings. You should perform this resetting process when the particular base station gets unresponsive or if you’re troubleshooting network problems that have not been resolved by other methods.

Factory-default Reset: This particular process is like a hard reset, however, it removes any kind of saved configurations as well as profiles. You can perform this resetting process in case you’re giving away or selling your base station. But, it doesn’t remove data that has been stored on the built-in hard drive of a particular Time Capsule or an external hard drive that has been connected to the particular base station. In times of performing a hard reset or factory-default reset process, you have to remember the following points:

The base station has been set to request an IP address by DHCP.

The password of this base station has been set to “public.”

The name of the respective base station has been set to “base station,” and it is followed by the last six digits of the MAC or Media Access Control address of the base station.

The brilliantly-designed base station network name has been set to “Apple Network,” and it is followed by the last six digits of the MAC address of the base station.

This incredible base station won’t get visible in the Wi-Fi status menu or AirPort Utility for up to a minute. You might then make use of the device in its default state or you might also reconfigure it by making use of the AirPort Utility.

Resetting Process of 802.11b/g models of AirPort Extreme Base Station

You can easily discover the reset button on the particular base station, located next to the ports. Whenever you’ll get instructions to do so, you have to press this particular button with a straightened paperclip or pen.

Soft Reset:

You have to make sure that this particular base station has been connected to power.

Now, you need to hold down the particular reset button for the duration of 10 seconds followed by the releasing of the button.

Factory-default Reset:

You have to disconnect the respective base station from power.

In times of holding down the particular reset button, you have to plug the respective base station into power and then you have to continue to hold the respective reset button for around 5 seconds, until you come across the three status lights have been turned on. Now, you have to release the button.

If you have any question regarding the above steps, then you can contact the Apple AirPort Setup customer care support.

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