Control iTunes on LAN via Remote App on wifi

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dec., Apr 19, 2014.

  1. dec. Suspended

    dec.

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    I have a Laptop with iTunes connected to the stereo, it's been hooked up to the wi-fi so far and I used iPads as remote for iTunes, I'd like to hook the laptop up to the LAN via powerliine, but then it disappears from my Remote App on the iPads, is there any way that I can keep using the Remote App with it?
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    You need to make sure all devices are on same network segment. Meaning their IP addresses start with same numbers.
    If that's the case, then one must wonder if the powerline adapters don't block broadcast messages Bonjour sends for host & service discovery.
     
  3. dec. thread starter Suspended

    dec.

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    I had to discover this I'm quite stupid ;) - I had the powerline adapter connected to an Ethernet port on the providers router/modem while I have a Cisco router hooked up to that modem as it has far better wifi coverage, so I connected the powerline to the Cisco router and everything works great! Thanks for putting me on the right track there!!
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    No biggie :D
     

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