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Old Jun 15, 2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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Airport Express music streaming performance question

I apologize if this in the wrong section but I couldn't decide where to put this thread.

I've been using an 802.11g Airport Express since 2004 and surprisingly it still works but it can be a bit slow when first syncing up with my iTunes library to begin streaming music. In-fact there is a brief pause of about 5-10 seconds before it begins playing music and a dialogue box opens with a connection load bar.

So my question is: Are the latest Airport Expresses instant at beginning to play music from iTunes?

I'm thinking it may be worth my while to upgrade.
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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5-10seconds?
to me that's quite long.

i own one, use one, and dont appear to have your problem.

i'd suggest before u buy a new one, bring ur existing express to a friend's place with a better wifi network and see if u still suffer that same issue.
[and try to narrow down if it's ur wifi network that is causing this issue]
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply but I know it isn't my WiFi network as even over ethernet directly to the Airport Express it does this. Just keep in mind I got this thing in 2004. It is literally 9 years old. It is 802.11g not even n.

I'm thinking it is just very very outdated compared to the latest ones so I'm just curious if anyone who has a latest one can weigh in on its performance.
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Thanks for the reply but I know it isn't my WiFi network as even over ethernet directly to the Airport Express it does this. Just keep in mind I got this thing in 2004. It is literally 9 years old. It is 802.11g not even n.

I'm thinking it is just very very outdated compared to the latest ones so I'm just curious if anyone who has a latest one can weigh in on its performance.
I have the 1st Gen 802.11n Express. I just tested it out and there is no noticeable delay at the speakers once the music starts in iTunes.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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i have an express (old style, N version), a Denon receiver with airplay, an IW2 from ihome, and a B&W a7.

i airplay to all of them, and will get the same pop up bar you do.

it takes a while to get the connection started, and then it has to buffer some.
you might see a second or 2 dropped off the connection time, but probably not.
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