AirTunes problem with C2D MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by uv23, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. uv23 macrumors 6502

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    Disclaimer: could be a total coincidence, but it has been constant and annoying.

    With my 12" PB, I had perfect AirTunes performance. I live in a condo with tons of wireless networks around, but there were never any issues. It never cut out, and my airport reception always showed full.

    With my 15" C2D MBP, I am always generally one bar short of full reception and my AirTunes cuts out constantly. My reception seems fine because internet speeds are good and I can see a ton of networks I never used to see. But the AirTunes is sucking big time.

    This is all happening in a small living room with my Airport Extreme on one side of the room, my laptop in the middle, and an Airport Express on the other side of the room connected to my speakers.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    Flawless performance from my set-up thus far.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I reckon you can probably pin your problems down to the fact the 12" PowerBook has better AirPort reception than the MacBook Pros. Network speed and throughput is dependent on the reception you're getting. If you get slightly worse reception than before, then AirTunes will struggle to keep the connection open and smooth. :(

    Changing your AirPort's broadcasting channel to something completely different to those networks around you might help. :)
     
  4. uv23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep been changing channels constantly to try and find a clearing. So far they all seem equally bad. Though I'm not exactly sure what the relationship between internet reception and airtunes reception is. I suppose they both comeback to fundamental airport reception.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Spot on. Both 'receptions' are related entirely to AirPort reception. The internet generally uses only a very small amount of network traffic and usually doesn't have much of an effect on overall reception or network stability. :)
     
  6. uv23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I turned off the "use interference robustness" setting on my MBP and my AirPort and so far AirTunes has been uninterrupted. Could just be because it's later in the day but I'll hope for the best!
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. Interference Robustness should shorten the range, but make the connection more stable and durable. I guess it depends on how far you are form the router and how much interference there is as to how well it works. I always turn it off on my network because I find it slows things down a bit, so I guess turning it off for you makes sense too. Hopefully that's fixed it. :)
     

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