Any Possible Way of Streaming Audio Using Time Capsule

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  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    I'm changing out my father's Airport Express for a 500gb Time Capsule and have noticed that there is no audio jack on the time capsule. Is there any possible way to stream audio with Time Capsule? Streaming music is something my parents do often and I'd like to make this a possibility. Could I just keep the Aiport express connected to the audio receiver and still stream music that way? Would I have to link the Airport Express to the Time Capsule via USB? Is there anyway that I can cut the Airport Express out of this equation and still stream the audio?
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    I don't believe it's possible with the TC to stream audio like the AE.

    You could always use the AE with the TC to extend the wireless network and still use it for streaming.

    If he has the older AE, check out pages 16/17 in this:
    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/AirPort_Express_SetupGuide_5.1.pdf

    If he has the newer 2008 AE, check out page 15/16 in this:
    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/AirPort_Express_Early2008_SetupGuide.pdf

    Only real issue with this is whether the AE your father has 802.11n or 802.11g. I think only the 2008 model has 802.11n.

    If you were getting the TC to be able to do 802.11n speeds, and the AE is only 'g', then you'll knock they whole network down to 'g' speeds.

    -Kevin
     

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