You may or may not know that Apple has just announced that it is going to move back from the AirPort line of products. So, whether you want to purchase a new router or want to get rid of problem pertaining in the existing router, you have to reset it and set to default.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to reset your AirPort base station.
There are 3 different ways by which you can reset the router. The first one is ‘Soft reset’. Doing soft reset will reset the password of the base station and disable all types of securities. This method is preferred if you want to keep the settings as it is or don’t want to reset the details like password or configurations done earlier.
- You must ensure that the AirPort is connected to the power source. Press the reset button for a second. The LED will flash Amber.
- From ‘Mac’ go to ‘Menu’ bar and click on ‘Wi-Fi’ icon. Click on the network created by ‘Airport’.
- Open ‘Spotlight’ function from the ‘AirPort’ Utility tool.
- Within the ‘AirPort’ Utility tool, click to ‘Edit’. This option is available in the ‘AirPort Utility’ app.
- Now change or set a new password for the AirPort. This process is to be completed within 5 minutes from the time the AirPort flashes Amber.
Now, the second method is to hard reset the device. We will now discuss this method. In this method, all the settings will come to the factory default settings. If you are getting a problem with the software, then we recommend ‘hard’ resetting option.
- Ensure that the device is connected to the power source in some way or another. Press the reset button for 5 seconds. The Status LED will flash Amber.
- From Mac, open ‘Menu’ bar and click on ‘Wi-Fi’ icon. Connect the device to the network created by the AirPort.
- Press icon+ Space to open Spotlight. Enter the ‘AirPort’ utility.
- Click on ‘AirPort base’ station form the ‘AirPort app’.
- Tap ‘Edit’.
- Go to ‘Other’ options followed by ‘Restore previous settings’.
- From here, keep on clicking on the same option until you find the final window on the screen.
- Tap ‘Done’ once the process gets completed.
The third method to reset the device is ‘Using factory default’ reset. This option is preferred only if you are going to purchase a new router or going to sell it to anyone. This will erase complete data and details and reset the device to the factory settings.
- Disconnect the power source.
- Press the reset button while the AirPort is disconnected from the plug.
- Plug the device back to the power supply and keep the reset button pressed for at least 6 seconds.
- You will find the Amber light flashing quickly.
- Wait for a minute until the AirPort gets rebooted.
- Once done, you can now unplug the device and the device is now successfully reset.
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