Airport Express (n) doesn't work (no AirTunes)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lord patton, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

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    Just got a new Airport Express, and am trying to get it on my network for streaming music via AirTunes.

    My setup: AEBS (n-model, running on a g-compatible mode). AppleTV (which works well, and does work with AirTunes). MacBook (wireless-g), Powerbook (g), 2 iPhones, and a TiVo with a wireless-g adapter.

    To this, I'm adding Airport Express. It's going through the set up ok via Airport Utility. I select the APex to connect to my existing (AEBS) network. The APex shows up in iTunes as a speaker destination, but when attempting to select it, iTunes chugs away for a few seconds, then reverts back to the default "computer" setting (or AppleTV setting, as the case may be).

    Further, after being on for a few minutes, Airport Utility stops seeing the APex.

    I've tried hard resets, and actually returned the first one I bought, hoping it was a hardware issue. Whatever... the new one does the same thing.

    Any ideas on what to try?
     
  2. tylermoney macrumors newbie

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    Do you have apple care on your other mac products? I'm am pretty sure that your apple care covers your apple accessories. I would call apple care...I'm not sure what to tell you....if you're telling your express to connecting to an existing network, it should work. I know that it may be a little testy with some non-apple routers....and that might be what apple tells you. I just went ahead and bought an airport extreme and express, so I wouldn't have to worry. If anything goes wrong for me, I know they can' t use the "it's not an apple product.." excuse.

    good luck, I'll check back to see if anyone has any better advice.
     
  3. lawrencm macrumors newbie

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    Did you ever get a solution to this problem?

    I have exactly the same problem?

    Express used to work but now i cant get any bonjour services to my macbook pro. I have a powerbook on my network and bonjour to that works fine.
     

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