AirPort Express 2nd gen vs 3rd gen (Why is 3rd gen slower?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Darwini, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Darwini macrumors newbie

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    I have recently bought a 3rd gen airport express so that I can use airplay with hi-fis in two different rooms. I've had my 2nd gen for many years and never had a problem with it. But when i listen to music from the 3rd gen, it keeps lagging (once or twice in a 5min song). It's not awful, but its annoying and not what I would expect from an apple product.

    So far I have tried swapping the airports over, using in different rooms, and replacing the new airport but it keeps happening only with the newer airport. Is there a reason for this? Or could it be my 3rd party wi-fi router (BT Home Hub 4.0).

    Many thanks for any thoughts!!
     
  2. eduardrw macrumors 6502

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    How are the AE's connected? Ethernet or WIFI.
    Are they just a WIFI client or are they extending your BT's WIFI?
     
  3. Darwini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Connected by wifi to "join a wireless network"
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Have you tried assigning it a static address or downgrading the firmware to 7.6.1.
     
  5. Darwini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your post.

    They were already using the latest firmware (7.6.4).

    I changed their IP from DHCP to static, but it hasn't seemed to help.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try downgrading to 7.6.1.
     

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