Airport Express - win 7 Does it not work?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by allankayak, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. allankayak macrumors newbie

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    Jul 7, 2011
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    Dear Apple

    PROBLEM

    Airport Express not working with airplay with Windows 7 computers

    When I start the AE, it appears (sometimes) in the airport utility on my PCs, and shows up in itunes.

    BUT IT DOES NOT WORK FOR LONG!


    SYSTEM

    I have a wired network with 4 win7 computers online. We have an adsl modem serving a Thompson Speedtouch router, and a linksys 54g AP on the router to give us a wireless network.

    The Firewall on the router is SWITCHED OFF.

    There is no firewall on the AP

    Our computers us AVG internet security 9 - which works a treat.

    I have the airport express set up to connect to the wireless network, which it does and goes green light. (set up using a mac)

    The light stays green, but the AE cannot be found on any PC (but it can on a mac)


    TESTS??

    I have tried with all firewalls off - no difference.
    I have searched and googled until my eyes are popping out with ridiculous remedies that do not work.
    I have tried various port additions in AVG, but no joy - and it does not work with the firewall off anyway.
    IT DOES WORK WITH MY MACBOOK pro.

    I have searched and searched and it seems quite ridiculous that a nice little box that should just work, DOES NOT!

    And dont give me the crap about not supporting Windows machine - you supply software for it, you obviously know how it works.

    I have spent about a week trying to get this working, just so we can have some nice music on a back room. I might as well have just bough a 20 meter long cable.

    Please can you explain to me (us apparently) how to get your product working.
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    May 27, 2008
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    i've found that sometimes rebooting the main router* will fix the problem.

    i had similar issues and that fixed it for me.

    *in your case i would do the linksys, as i think it's the resetting of the wireless signal that does it.
     

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