Joining Wireless Network with Airport Express

by hun

I have an existing wireless network with a 3rd party router. I tried to connect Airport Express; everything worked fine using the Airport Utility, except that after updating the configuration and Airport Express restarted, it could not be detected anymore.


  1. Plug in Airport Express to a power source.
  2. Reset Airport Express by pressing the reset button. (We have to wait until the LED light flashes.)
  3. Connect Airport Express to the router with via ethernet.
  4. Connect to the wireless network provided by Airport Express. (The network name looks like “Airport Base Station …”)
  5. Using Airport Utility, set up Airport Express so that it joins the wireless network we already had.
  6. Wait until Airport Utility reports that the update was successful.
  7. Disconnect the ethernet cable from Airport Express. We’re done.