Music streaming

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by britabroad, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. britabroad macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2007
    I want to buy an Airport Express just to stream audio to a stereo system in another room from my Macbook Pro. Does it matter whether or not I get a 'g' or an 'n' model? I already have an Airport Extreme (using 'n') for my wireless. Any advice welcome - thanks.
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I'm able to stream iTunes from my NAS to either of my Macs using G. I don't imagine it will make much difference for music. Movies might be another matter altogether.
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    if you go with the G, you will drop your network to G speeds if it's connected. which for just internet should be fine, the only time you should notice a difference between G and N is when doing file transfers between computers on your network.
    Any G device that connects to a N network (in G compatibility mode) will drop the speed to G, so if you have an iPhone or something you've already dropped to G speeds.

    But G is fine for doing airTunes. I use my old G express for just that.

    Also if you want to have a device (game console or something) join your wireless network, you can have a N express join your network, and share the connection on the ethernet port, the G will not do this (you can do it on a G in WDS mode, but that cuts down your wireless speeds)

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