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How To Reset The Airport Base Station?

The brilliantly-designed AirPort Extreme device had been an incredible residential gateway device from Apple Inc. amalgamating the functions and functionalities of a router, wireless access point, network switch, and also different other functions and one of the Apple’s AirPort products. And at that time, the respective gateway part of this particular line-up had been called the AirPort Extreme Base Station. If you have already purchased the incredibly-designed AirPort base station device and now want to reset your AirPort base station, check the post below.

You need to learn the process by which you can easily reset the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Express, or AirPort Extreme Base Station. Actually, the resetting process of the AirPort base station restores it to a particular state that enables its users to regain the control of it whenever you can’t recall or lost the password of your base station or if the respective base station is not responding, as per the expectation. Based on the model of the base station, you can execute one or more of these kinds of resets procedure. Underneath is a description of different types of reset procedures:

Soft Reset: The soft reset process resets the respective base station’s password and also disables security (Access Control as well as RADIUS settings) for the duration of 5 minutes so as to connect to the particular network for making changes. In case you’re making no changes within the duration of 5 minutes, the respective base station would revert to its earlier settings. You have to perform this reset procedure in case you are not able to administer the particular base station because you have simply forgotten its password.

Hard Reset: The process of hard reset would reset the particular base station to an unconfigured state, however, it preserves the last saved configuration along with any profiles. And it further allows its users in restoring the respective base station from the earlier settings. You can execute this reset process whenever the particular base station gets unresponsive or if you’re troubleshooting network problems that haven’t been resolved by other ways.

Factory-Default Reset: This resetting process works like a hard resetting process, however, it removes any kind of saved configurations as well as profiles. You should perform this resetting process in case you’re selling or giving away the respective base station. But, it won’t erase data that have been stored on the built-in hard drive of a particular Time Capsule, or any kind of external hard drive that is connected to the respective base station.

In times of executing a hard reset or factory-default reset process, you need to remember the two points below:

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

The password of the 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 (Media Access Control) address of the respective base station.

The network name of the base station has been set to “Apple Network,” that has now been followed by the last six digits of the MAC address of the base station.

The particular base station won’t be visible in the respective Wi-Fi status menu or the AirPort Utility for up to a minute. You might then make use of the device in its respective default state or you might also reconfigure it by making use of the AirPort Utility. Prior to resetting your base station device, it is the base idea to ensure that its firmware is updated (if it’s possible).

How to Reset 802.11ac or 802.11n models of AirPort base stations?

You need to find out the reset button on the respective base station, present next to the ports. And whenever you’re instructed to do so, you have to press this particular button with the help of a straightened paperclip or a pen.

Soft Reset Process

You have to implement the following steps:

You need to ensure that the respective base station has been connected to power. In the next step, you have to press and hold the particular reset button for the duration of 1 second and then just release the button. The base station status light will start flashing amber. From the respective Wi-Fi status menu in the menu bar, you have to select the Wi-Fi network that has been created by your base station. Now, it’s time for opening AirPort Utility that is present in the Utilities folder of the particular Applications folder. Next, you have to click on “icon” for the respective base station in AirPort Utility followed by clicking “Edit” from the pop-up menu. You are now free to change the password or can also reconfigure the respective base station, as per the requirement. When completed, you need to click on “Update.”

Hard Reset Process:

Follow the below steps for implementing the hard reset procedure:

First, you have to ensure that the respective base station has been connected to power. And then, you need to press and also hold the reset button for the duration of around 5 seconds as long as you come across the status light (on the respective base station) has been started flashing amber rapidly and then you have to release the button. Now, you need to wait around a minute for the respective base station to conclude restarting. Next, you have to open the AirPort Utility that is present in the Utilities folder of the particular Applications folder. In this step, you have to click on the Other Wi-Fi Devices button followed by the selection of the base station from the list. Now, it’s time to click on “Edit” and then click on the button of “Other Options.” It’s time for clicking “Restore previous settings” and then you need to click on “Next” as long as you reach the final window. Whenever AirPort Utility indicates that the respective setup process is complete, it’s time to click on “Done.”

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

You have to find out the particular reset button on the base station, present next to the ports. And whenever you’re instructed to do the same, you have to press this particular button with the help of a straightened paperclip or pen.

Soft Reset:

You have to ensure that the respective base station has been connected to power.

Then, it’s time to hold down the respective reset button for the duration of 10 seconds and next, you have to release 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 need to plug the base station into power. And continue to hold the respective reset button for around 5 seconds as long as you come across the three status lights have been turned on. In this step, you need to release this button.

Resetting 802.11b models of Graphite or Snow ((Dual Ethernet) AirPort Base Station)

You have to find out the reset button on the respective base station (present next to the ports). And once you’re prompted to do the same, just press this particular button with the help of a straightened paperclip or a pen. And in case you’re making use of an AirPort Snow or AirPort Graphite (Dual Ethernet) base station, you ought to make a connection of your computer straightforwardly to the base station by utilizing an Ethernet cable.

Soft Reset (Mac OS X v10.6 or earlier)

You have to make sure that the respective base station has been connected to power. Now, just hold down the particular reset button for the duration of 1 second. The middle LED would blink once each second whenever the particular device is in the soft reset mode. The password of the base station has been set to “public” and the IP address is reset. Now, you can make the connection to the particular reset base station by making use of the manual network settings below on your computer device:

IP Address: 192.42.249.15, Subnet: 255.255.255.0, and Router: 192.42.249.13.

From the respective Wi-Fi status menu, you need to select the network that has been created by the base station. Now, you have to open “AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow 4.2.5” for reconfiguring the particular base station. Unless you’re provided with an IP address by the respective Internet service provider or system administrator, you shouldn’t change the IP address.

How to Reset the Password of the Base Station?

First, you have to turn on encryption for activating password protection for your network. And if you’ve already turned on encryption, now just enter a new password for your network.

Next, you need to make changes to passwords or other settings that you require and then you have to click on “Update.” The particular base station would make use of the new settings once it has been restarted.

Factory-Default Reset (Mac OS X v10.5 or earlier)

You have to make a configuration of the TCP settings of your computer for connecting by making use of the Ethernet to IP Address 192.42.249.15, Subnet 255.255.255.0, and Router 192.42.249.13. It’s time to disconnect the respective base station from power and then you need to connect it again. And whenever all of three status lights have turned on, you need to hold down the reset button for the duration of 30 seconds as long as the particular middle AirPort base station status light has been turned on. In case you’re making use of a Graphite base station and if the middle light is green that means you’ve pressed the reset button extremely late. You need to disconnect power and then try again. Next, you need to open AirPort Admin Utility for the purpose of Graphite and Snow 4.2.5 for reconfiguring the respective base station and reinstalling the base station software. The name of the base station would then be set to the Ethernet ID of the respective base station, including 00-50-E4-5B-8F-EA. If you want to know more about Apple Airport Extreme device, you can contact their customer care team.

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