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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Airport Express disables network


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I have attached my Airport Express to an existing network on a Netgear WGR614v4 router using WPA-PSK security. The connection works and I am able to play music from any of my devices as expected.

However, after some period of time -- an hour at least -- my network becomes unstable and all devices on the network lose connectivity.

Unplugging the Airport Express immediately restores the network to good working order.

What gives?
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Why the elaborate setup?

I'm guessing that part of the problem here has to do with the fact that you're using two routers. Can you run this network with just the AE?

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Perhaps I was unclear.

My existing network based on the Netgear router, has been there all along. I want it because I'm using both its wireless functions as well as connecting to several of its 4 switch ports.

My intention was to configure the Airport to 'Join an existing network'.

I am assuming that in this configuration it's not behaving as a router, just as a DHCP client. (But, I should go back and confirm this -- If it is acting as a router that would certainly create a problem).
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