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Airport Express thinks it hasn't got an IP address

I have a newly installed VM Hub 3.0.

I have set that into modem mode, purple light showing, and linked it to my Apple Airport Express in another room; in order to get a signal to where my iMac is.

I get a signal. I get email, and can use the internet. So far so good.

However, the Airport Express flashes amber, and the Airport Utility says it "does not have a valid IP address", nor any "DNS Server addresses".

Yet I can get 'my' IP address from various sites.

No amount of restarting either the hub nor the Airport makes any difference.

Anybody know who to fix this?

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I seem to have solved the problem. Apparently it matters which of the four network ports on the back of the Airport Express the cable from the modem uses, although the icons against them are barely legible. Apple's design over function mentality. Now I shall have to stick a label on the appropriate port. 🙄 

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I seem to have solved the problem. Apparently it matters which of the four network ports on the back of the Airport Express the cable from the modem uses, although the icons against them are barely legible. Apple's design over function mentality. Now I shall have to stick a label on the appropriate port. 🙄 

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Re: Airport Express thinks it hasn't got an IP address

Which one was it?

 

Same issue here.

 

 

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