Problem with Airport Express network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brynarw, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. brynarw macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed something curious which I wonder if anyone can help me solve. I'm trying to use my ibook G4 to watch/listen to streaming video/audio clips on the BBC website.

    When I connect to the internet using a direct ethernet connection to my ADSL modem, I can watch video and listen to audio just fine. But when I connect to the internet using an airport express connected via ethernet to my ADSL modem, I can't watch video but I can listen to audio.

    I've done some investigating to try to understand why. When I do a speed test to check my internet connection upstream/downstream speeds, I get pretty much identical results (approx 4MB downstream 350k upstream) whether I connect via ethernet or airport express. So it doesn't seem to be a speed issue that's causing the problem watching BBC's streaming video over airport connection. The other strange thing is I can watch streaming video from other websites (Youtube, Google video, etc) just fine over airport. But I don't think there's a problem with the BBC website because as I said before, I can watch the streaming video just fine if I connect via ethernet rather than airport.

    Any ideas anyone?

    Sam
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Have you tried resetting the Express by unplugging it for thirty seconds or so? :)
     
  3. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    Check the settings on the Airport? Also, repair permissions/disk, ect. Its always a good idea.
     

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