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Richard VDB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, since I have difficulties to include my Airport Express in my Fritzbox router wifi network, I would like to stream music from my iPad and iTunes directly to the AE and speakers. Anyone knows if this is possible? The AE now has its own network. When I connect to that network, I get the AirPlay button and can connect to it. However: no sound...

IMac & iPad, iOS 4
  • 1. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Kainz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sounds like you have the same issue as me.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2658267&stqc=true

    I have the icon, and an amp connected to my airport express. I can stream music flawlessly from iTunes on my uMacbook to the AE+Amp. Yet with iOS 4.2 I get no sound.

    I have just done a complete wipe on my iPad, and tried it then but it's the same. I've run out of ideas.
  • 2. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    ieverything Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How old is you express. I have an old one that does not work and a new one that does. It looks like a firmware update is needed from apple to fix the older express models.
  • 3. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    supreme commander of wireless Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an Ipad, Ipod touch (gen 2) and an Airport Express.

    Playing music from PC via airplay: works perfectly
    Playing music from PC via airplay, controlled by Remote on Ipad: works perfectly
    Playing music from PC via airplay, controlled by Remote on Ipod: works perfectly
    Playing music from Ipod using airplay: works perfectly
    Playing music from Ipad using airplay: does NOT work

    I hear music for less than 1 second, then nothing. If I select local ipad speakers and then airplay again, I hear another second of music, follwoed by silence.

    All devices have been upgraded on the latest firmware, and all devices have been reset, but no joy - I have run out of things to try...
  • 4. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Kainz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My express was purchased in August 2009 so not really old. I had considered that a firmware update could fix the issue, but I haven't seen one in absolutely ages.

    The only other thing I am considering trying is digging out an old USB Router from my junk cupboard and trying that in place of my Netgear DG834N, which my AE connects to.

    supreme commander of wireless pretty much sums up my probs in a nutshell.

    Message was edited by: Kainz
  • 5. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Verne Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the same problem. I want to stream from my iPad to my Airport Express. The iPad sees the AE, but there is no sound coming from the speakers attached to the AE. I go to my iTunes on my MacPro and music streams beautifully, but no success with the iPad.

    Seems that other folks have the same problem.

    The AE I'm streaming to is two months old.
  • 6. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    ieverything Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did a factory reset on the express that was not working by holding in the button on the express. Once I re configured it to the same settings I had previously everything just worked. If anyone is having a problem with the express I suggest a hard factory reset as just reloading FW did not work for me but the reset did!!!
  • 7. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    iFanny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Merci vielmals! Thanks a lot! It works!
    Now my machines works on my Bose with Airport Express.
  • 8. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    crossman913 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine behaved as you describe, it would connect to the AE but no sound. Then when I though to disconnect the AE from Airfoil the iPad stream started working.
  • 9. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Richard VDB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Verne, would you know if it is essential to include the AE in my router network? Is it possible to stream music to an AE when you are only connected to the AEwifi network?
  • 10. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Verne Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi Richard -
    If I understand your question correctly, yes, your AE just has to be on your wireless network and not hard wired to your router. I have an airport extreme as my access point, and two airport expresses. One Express is used to serve my stereo, and one is for my printer.
  • 11. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Richard VDB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Verne,

    I used to have a Speedtouch router to which I had connected my Airport Extreme, Time Capsule and Airport Express (wireless). Because of a new contract with my provider I had to replace my Speedtouch with a Fritzbox. Unfortunately, Apple and Fritzbox do not support eachother....

    So now I have my Time Capsuled wired to my IMac and try to get AirPlay working through my AE, separately.

    I begin to understand that this is a no go area...

    Thanks, Richard
  • 12. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Chris70 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    A factory reset of my Airport Express 802.11g/b running firmware 6.3 fixed the issue I was seeing where audio would stream from my iPad through the Airport Express for a few minutes and then drop the connection.
  • 13. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    Verne Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Well, I got Airplay to work. All it took was a simple power cycle of the AE.

    I unplugged the Airport Express, waited about 30 seconds, plugged it back in. Once the green light came on, the Airplay functioned perfectly! Very cool. Should've done that at the start...
  • 14. Re: AirPlay and Airport express
    sbb7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    same issue. Can't stream audio from iPad using Airplay, to any device (AE or ATV2)

    on top of this, if I attempt to stream audio from iPad to ATV2 or AE, the wifi on my ipad freezes up and will not work again until iPad is rebooted.

    There seems to be an issue with AirPlay for audio from iPad only.

    Works fine from iPhone.
    Streaming video from iPad works well too (with audio)
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