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Installing an Airport Express

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Hi,

I've tried to install a brand new Airport Express using the latest Airport Utility tool. I'm running through the normal steps, say I want to extend a current network. The Express is connected to a Ethernet cable. DHCP.

When setting it up downstairs near the router/modem everything works. When trying the same setup upstairs with a 20m+ Ethernet cable, the Express doesn't get a IP address...

Any sound advice on this one?

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Can you confirm what version of AirPort Express you're using? Wireless G, Wireless N? etc.

Can you also post up a screenshot of your AirPort Extreme's Wireless Settings Page.

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Can you verify another device can get an IP with that ethernet cable? Sounds to me like the cable might be to blame here...

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When I plug in the cable in my laptop it works just fine.

The only thing I can think of is that the cable upstairs is plugged in directly into the router/modem, where as the cables downstairs are hooked up onto a switch which is then connected to the router/modem...

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I've now set up a manual IP adress. The status now switches between "normal" and "ethernet cable unplugged"...

Frustrated :/

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what type of router are you trying to pair the express with?

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It sounds like you are using a crossover cable (where your laptop supports auto crossover but the airport express doesnt) I assume it worked correctly downstairs using different cable?

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