Airtunes with existing non apple network

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Matt W, Mar 6, 2006.

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    Matt W

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    #1
    I'm new to the Mac so please bear with me here...

    I have an existing wireless network provided by a belkin wireless router, and connect my iBook to this network via the internal airport adaptor. I would like to be able to play music through my stereo speakers controlled by the iBook and understand that Airtunes may be able to do this.

    Could anyone confirm that I can use Airtunes as a client to my existing network? I am reading about functionality such as repeater or even router and I really don't need all that - I just want the wireless speaker part.

    Would be great if someone could confirm before I go out and buy :) Thanks.
     
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    tdhurst

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    Um...

    So you want to buy an Express and add it as a client (to extend the range and make use of airtunes) to a Belkin network?

    I don't BELIEVE this will work, Linksys routers are the only third-party wireless products I have heard that recognized an Express as a client.

    Another question though...is your modem close to your speakers? You could just replace the belkin piece with an Express.
     
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    Matt W

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    Thanks for the reply. The router isn't close to the speakers.

    To clarify, I'm not interested in extending the range. All I want to do is play music on some external speakers from my Mac without having a physical cable running from my Mac headphone socket to my speakers. I have a Belkin wireless network in place which my iBook can connect to fine.
     
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    tdhurst

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    Ummm...

    An Airport Express is the only option I have ever heard of.
     

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