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Resetting Airport Express

Posted by inder on October 12, 2004 at 12:14 PM PDT

Do you own an Apple Airport Express? I got mine shortly after they were announced, and love the ability to stream music to my home stereo through the optical port. Recently, I set up my Airport Express to act as a repeater for my linksys router WRT54G. I cover that topic in a different weblog, but here I describe some ways to reset Airport Express since I needed it a number of times during the hacking:

  • Soft reset: just press the reset button for one second
  • Hard reset: press the reset button for five seconds
  • Restore to factory defaults: switch off Airport Express. Press the reset button. Turn on the Airport Express while keeping the reset button pressed. After about 10 seconds, the LED on the Airport Express will blink four times. Release the reset button and wait for 90 seconds.
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