So I bought an airport express (late 2008 model), and I had it all configured, having initially set it up with a laptop I had lying around.
and once it was configured to not use DHCP and try to be a router, it joined the same subnet as my other equipment and could be controlled over my wired network.
between then and now I got rid of my laptop so I no longer have any wireless computers in my home, my wifi is literally only there for the rare guest with wifi, and the iphones of me and my room mates.
So the airport goofed up, I factory reset it, so now it's pretending to be a router again and is trying to exact some sort of dhcp related vengeance amongst my network, putting it's self on a separate subnet so that without connecting to it's wifi signal, no device can run the airport control utility and configure it.
Does anyone know what I can do short of buying a new laptop or a wireless adapter for one of my computers?
I'm not an apple fanboy exactly, but I'm having a hard time believing that apple would have set this up to work so stupidly.