Bought a new router (net connection was dropping for a second a few times a day) and replaced it with a Belkin N Wireless Router. All hard wired computers were back online pretty quick.
The Airport Express that I use to play music in the office did NOT connect though. When I tried to configure it I would get this:
An error occured while trying to access the Apple wireless device. Make sure your network connection is valid and try again. Error 10057
After trying MANY things I flipped my router from “802.11b & 802.11g & 802.11n” to “802.11g” the Airport Express now works. I don’t know what this does to my range/speed for devices that are able to talk 802.11n.
The bigger problem is the long network cable that no longer works… zero changes to that end of things but connecting a computer directly to the other end fails to work. Little choice but replacing the entire cable, about 20ft long… through the basement… through a hub.
I hate networking – but not as much as I hate printers.