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Old Apr 2, 2014, 08:35 PM   #26
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I have an old Airport Extreme (g) and I'd like to know if I can join it to my wifi network (n) and then use Airplay using speakers attached to the old extreme's USB port.
You might be able to sell your old Airport extreme and use the money to buy the airport express. It would cover for a good part of the price, which is 99$, then you'd be good to go.
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Old Apr 25, 2014, 11:50 PM   #27
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Confused

My router is supplied by my isp and needs to be in the basement which does not work well.

So I bought an extreme at Bestbuy. The boys missed the part about needing it for my airplay speakers and apple TV, which is connected to my home stereo system.

I use ITunes on my PC to broadcast music to all the speaker at once. It works but keeps cutting out. I love the whole house experience from one source.

I have discovered the extreme does not work with Airplay.

I'm thinking I can hardwire a cheaper AC Cisco or Netgear to the main floor. That will resolve my internet issues by getting a better signal.

Can I connect my airplay speakers to an AC router and would that work better than the existing?

Alternatively, can I add an express to the mix and connect the speakers (and apple TV) to it.

If I do that, do I need to be connected to the express to play airplay?

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Old Apr 26, 2014, 05:47 AM   #28
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First of all, what do you mean with "connect" ? Connect as connecting to the network via e.g. WiFi or connect as in connecting a cable to your router and if so, what kind of cable (ethernet cable or speaker cable) ?

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I have discovered the extreme does not work with Airplay.
Not sure what you mean. What issue do you have with the extreme ? I have been using Airplay with an extreme from 2007 for years without issues.

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Old Apr 26, 2014, 12:38 PM   #29
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Thanks for the reply.

My speakers are extrememac airplay speakers. You set them up by connecting your iphone via usb to them and transfer the network setup.

I can transfer the settings for my legacy network no problem but when I try to transfer the settings for the new extreme router, the speakers will not connect to the extreme network.

Upon googling, I keep finding the extreme does not support airplay.

I think its strange that the speakers connect (via wifi) to my n router but wont connect to my extreme.

Guess I'm not sure what this means: "extreme does not support airplay" but the express does.

In terms of "connect" I am referring to wireless.
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Old Apr 26, 2014, 12:49 PM   #30
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When I connected my ipad to the speaker and went to setup, my ipad displayed a message "this network's settings are not available for sharing with accessories"

Is there something I need to do with the extreme to allow it to be shared with accessories?
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Old Apr 26, 2014, 02:35 PM   #31
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May be a second post..sorry

Ok, I went in via my PC and configured the speakers manually. This has worked so far. Needed to reboot router, ipad, iphone, speakers at least 6 times but so far, so good.

Still having to reboot the speakers often. For example, if my Iphone was using "bedroom" speaker, then I try connecting with my Ipad to the "bedroom" speaker, I need to reboot the speaker to make the connection.
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Old Apr 26, 2014, 06:03 PM   #32
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Sounds like the issue may be your speakers. I have a Pioneer a/v receiver with built in airplay and I have no issue using it both with my ipod, ipad and mac air without any reboot and the communication goes through an extreme.

Do you have same issue with your apple TV ?
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Old Apr 27, 2014, 01:57 AM   #33
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I have discovered the extreme does not work with Airplay.
the extreme will pass the airplay network packets.
It does not have an audio out port for airplay like the express does.

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Still having to reboot the speakers often. For example, if my Iphone was using "bedroom" speaker, then I try connecting with my Ipad to the "bedroom" speaker, I need to reboot the speaker to make the connection.
make sure you disconnect your phone when you're done. (switch it back to your phones speaker)

also a lot of times devices will advertise 802.11n but only support 2.4 wireless.
if you've got 2.4 and 5Ghz wireless (what's called dual band) make sure you're trying to connect to the right one. the new extreme has "simultaneous dual band" so it's transmitting on both at the same time
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Old May 28, 2014, 01:54 AM   #34
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Airplay doesn't show on ipad via apple tv and airport extreme

Hi , I work in a school and we have setup airport extreme and apple tv they both seem to be on the same subnet using ethernet cable and we have apple tv connected to projector using HDMI cable. However when we connect ipad to airport extreme base station wirelessly airplay option does not come up on iPad. But If we connect Apple Tv with airport extreme via ethernet cable , we do get the airplay option. It used to work when we first set it up for a month but after that stopped working , Airplay option not coming up. Any ideas what we can do to fix this issue .
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