Need Help Getting my AE to Stream iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DougJrS, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. DougJrS macrumors regular

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    Hello Everyone!

    I just moved into my own place and am working on getting my network set back up. I have a Linksys BEFSR41v4 (Wired 4 port router), Cisco 1100 AP (Wireless access point), and Airport Express. I have a cable modem connected to the Linksys router and then my PowerMac G5 and Cisco AP wired to it. Now, I would like to put the AE near my steario and have it connect via the wireless network. I know that the wireless network works because I have two Windows laptops (1 2000 and 1 Xp work/school gave them to me - Win is not my choice) that can connect to it st fine.

    Now, for the trouble that I have been having with the AE.....

    I reset the AE to factory defaults and then upgraded the firmware to 6.3. Then I used the setup to tell it to join a wireless network. I gave it the SSID and the WPA password. I can see in the AP setup page that the AE connectes, but when set to get an address via DHCP it gets a 168.x.x.x address instead of the 192.x.x.x address like it should. So, I reset it and tried again, but this time manually configured the IP to be 192.168.1.170.

    (I also turned the option for iTunes over eathernet)

    Now, when I connected back to my Cisco AP I can see the AE in the airport admin tool, but iTunes can not see it. Going into the admin tool I can't connect to it and get an error -6753. After about 5 minutes the admin tool can not find the AE even if I click rescan.

    Any ideas how to get this to work? I had it workig at my old house, but that was wirth a different AP and a different version of Firmware on the AE.

    Thank you so much in adcance for any help you can provide.

    Doug
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

    mklos

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    It would probably be a lot easier if you get rid of the Linksys Router and Cisco Wireless Access Point. The AirPort Express will act like those 2 combined as its also a wireless access point and also does the same security functions as a router.
     
  3. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, but then I would need to get rid of my wired network and buy an airport card for my PowerMac.


    BTW- I got the AE to play iTunes for all of the computers connected to the wireless network, and I can talk to the AE from the desktop if I input the IP address. iTunes from the wired computer still does not work.

    Doug
     

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