green status light does not come on.
2 ½ years after the original question ...
The green status light on the front of my 2007 Airport Extreme (I'm not sure of the model; the date is from inside components - antenna?) does not come on. The AC adapter was plugged into a surge protector, but when our electricity came back on after a nearby storm knocked out electricity in the area, the Airport Extreme was not functioning.
I listened to the adapter while the green LEDs at the ethernet ports blinked. The adapter chirped every time the lights blinked.
In November, I bought a new Apple Airport Extreme Model A1521 because I was anticipating a new Mac Pro in the near future.
So a replacement AC adapter should solve the problem of this not coming on due to insufficient power?