Originally Posted by ancym71
Thanks, Colter. Here's the short of it: I have FiOs wifi at home. I want to connect my Denon 3313ci to the home network wirelessly using the AirPort Express so that I can use the AirPlay function. I figured using an Express would be the best option by keeping it all in the Apple family. Apple said it can't be done; I've been told otherwise by several parties who about this sort of stuff. I've attempted to set up the Express on my own about five times and have failed each time. I've used instructions that came with the device, those I've found on Apple's site, and on other sites to no avail. I'm at a point where I'm looking to hire a local tech-nerd/geek to come by and do it for me. It'll be worth the price. Any insights or direction you can offer - such as pointing me toward good instructions is helpful!
Ok, here's a short list of what you need to do to get it to work.
Write down the existing wifi SSID (the network name) & password for your fios box (BTW, Is it an Actiontec modem?).
Reset your AE:
-Unplug the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule from power.
-Press and hold the reset button with a pen or pencil, then plug the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule back in while continuing to hold the button until you see the light (LED) flash rapidly. This should happen after a few seconds.
-Release the button. This will factory default reset the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule.
Go to your mac and open up the Airport Utility.
The AE should eventually resolve to the "Other Airport Base Stations". If it doesn't after about 10 mins, go unplug it and plug it back in. If it still wont resolve, go grab a network cable and physically plug it into the fios router. We just need to get it to communicate to your mac right now.
Once it does, during setup you should see options that will allow you to "Extend a Wireless Network".
Once selected, you should see some fields or options to fill in the SSID you wrote down and the authentication fields. All of this has to be exact to what your FIO's has setup so the AE can authenticate against it (Just like any wireless device does, like your mac for instance).
Once it connects up finish the rest of setup. (You shouldn't need to change anything more, the default values will be fine).
When it finishes and everything is done. Unplug the AE and let it sit for a min. Plug it back in and wait for the light on the front to turn solid green.
At this point it should be extending the wireless and successfully connected up.
If its not already you can now go plug it in by your receiver and run a LAN cable from the express to the receiver. Thats it really on the network side. Simply go throuh the network config on the receiver to make sure its pulling an IP and that its setup to allow the network functions to operate.