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amber light on airport extreme

I get an amber light on airport extreme base station

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Your base station is reporting some sort of problem; you need to run the Airport Utility on your computer and connect to it to see the exact error message.

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Amber light may mean that you lost Internet connection or that you have double NAT.

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A persistent, flashing amber light indicates that any of the several potential conditions may require your attention:

• The base station has not yet been configured because it is new, or the reset switch has been set.

• You have selected a security configuration that is not recommended.

• A new firmware update is available for the base station.

• One of several other conditions, such as a disconnected Ethernet cable or invalid IP address has been detected.

ref: AirPort base stations: About AirPort base station status lights (LED)

To find out why your base station's status LED is flashing amber:

• Open AirPort Utility

• Click on the AirPort base station

• Look for a Status setting in the small window that appears. Note: Status only appears if there is an issue or notification.

Click on the small amber dot there and another window will open to explain what the "issue" might be.

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