Resolved iTunes Home Sharing causing WiFi to drop?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RedCroissant, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. RedCroissant, Jul 24, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013

    RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    Hello everyone,

    I am putting my PM G5 quad through the paces and I've noticed that when using Home Sharing to watch "The Americans" that I lose WiFi or at least lose connection to the AppleTV3 that I have and have to turn Airport off and then back on to resume playback. It usually only happens within the first 5-10 minutes of watching the show and then it's fine, but it's that initial loss that concerns me. Any ideas or experience with this particular issue?

    For those wondering, this is my network setup:

    Zoom DOCSIS 3 modem
    Apple Airport Extreme Base Station
    PM G5 quad connected via WiFi

    I have no problem streaming stuff to my iPad1 or using HomeSharing with my wife's iMac, so I'm hoping that there's just some setting mistake.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Do you have your firewall on the powermac turned on?
  3. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    No, it's set to allow all incoming connections. And the ATV3 is connected to the base station via ethernet as opposed to WiFi.

    Also, the external HDD that holds my iTunes library is now connected to the tower via the FW800 port.
  4. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    well as of right now, the problem seems to be fixed. I changed the channel on my base station and now it works just fine!

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