Airport Express Drops Out

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lanray, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. lanray macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005
    I'm using a Powerbook and and Airport. Even right next to the Airport I'll be happily listening to music, and BAM! Airtunes drops out, iTunes freezes, and I have to quit and start it to get it to play again. Happens every hour or so of use. Not the end of the world, but annoying. What gives? Internet does it, too. Is it my system? We're in an apartment - could my neighbors be using their microwaves (or something) and causing interference? If so, why would iTunes freeze?

    Any help/suggestions are appreciated.

    oops, my signature is wrong. Powerbook 1.67, not the most recent but the one before
  2. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    It could be microwaves, but more likely 2.4ghz cordless phones. They mess with wifi frequencies.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  4. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005

    You know, I've read of changing channels elsewhere on this site; I just didn't think of it. When I went into the "configurator", my machine also loaded an update. Let's see if this helps things out. Thanks.
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    No problems. Good luck with it, I hope it works. :)
  6. eeyoredragon macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2005
    Yah, the channel thing might help. Scan for other networks in your area with kismac and choose a different channel (at least two from each of them). Also, if your router jumps from channel to channel, try turning that off. Mine screws up mine it seems when it does that. Constantly jumps channels. When I just stick to one, reception goes back up and things work again *shrug*
  7. eric2087 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2009

    I heard that before.

    How/where do I change channel???

    My airport drops music when I start surfing the net while playing music.

    If I don't touch the net, it plays without dropping.
  8. eric2087 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2009
    here's what you do.....

    i tried it all. and i mean all.

    this is what you do.......


    ethernet cable

    airport express



    i tried to use my old modem's wireless capabilities to engage my airport express and then have the ae beam to my macbook. this is too much for a verzion modem to process. the airport is superior in it's wireless function.

    my system now is seamless.

    only bummer is i had to go buy a long ass ethernet cord.

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