JBL wireless speakers/airport conflict

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lifestooshort, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. lifestooshort macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010
    My lovely wife bought me a pair of JBL wireless speakers (JBL On Air Control 2.4G) for my birthday. The good news is, they work brilliantly. The bad news is, my airport connection stops working whenever I start transmitting audio through the transmitter, and stays broken until I unplug the transmitter. I've searched fairly extensively and it doesn't look as though this is a common problem, as I've found no reference to it. Can anyone help?

    I have tried changing the channel on the transmitter & speakers but that hasn't fixed the problem.

    In case it's relevant (not sure why it would be) I also have a hard drive plugged in over ethernet which is where iTunes plays the music from. My OS is Leopard.

    Can anyone think of a better solution than sending the speakers back? My wife has already mounted them on the wall, so that would be a pity!

    Thanks in advance
  2. lifestooshort thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010

    Forgot to mention - so in case it's not obvious, Airport is how I connect to the Internet. No Airport, no Internet.
  3. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    i have a pair of these speakers

    My wifi does not have any problems when im using the speakers over the wireless connection.
    I have my wifi channel set to 11 so you should try setting your airport to use one of the channels at the ends of the spectrum.

    I suggested changing the wifi channel to a friend who has the same problem as you are but i have not heard if it fixed the problem or not.
  4. lifestooshort thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010
    thanks very much for the reply. where do I change the wifi channel for airport? would that be in my router's admin settings or is it somewhere in the Mac OS software? NB I use the router my ISP provides.
  5. lifestooshort thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010
    We got to the bottom of it - turns out there was an unresolvable conflict with the fact that I also use an Airport Express (to play into the amp in another room from the wireless speakers). Seems like the flat can't handle that much wireless technology at one time. The speakers have been returned.

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