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Airplay works from iOS but not OS X

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Undecided, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Undecided, Aug 17, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Hi. Why would Airplay work from my iOS devices but not my Macs, when there's a third party wireless AP in between?

    If everything goes through my Apple Time Capsule, no problem.

    If there is a third party access point in between, the Macs can see the airport express but when trying to use its speakers, it just fails to connect. So, I guess I'm also asking, why would a Mac be able to see an Airport express (in iTunes) but not be able to play through it?

    The AP has no filters, firewalls, or anything. I just can't figure it out. Anyone hear of this before?
  2. Undecided, Aug 17, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    It's a distinct pattern that shortly after I post a question, I find the solution.

    Never mind - it's an IPv6 problem with Apple. Turning off IPv6 (on the Macs, not router) solved the problem. (Though, it may work to turn if off at the router level.)

    See this thread.

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