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Is it necessary to connect AV Receiver to 'broadband' in using airplay?

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Keith824 Calculating status...
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My current situation:
In Room A: a router is set up with my PC for broadband sharing
In Room B: an AV Receiver (has airplay but not wireless)is placed but it is unable to be connected to broadband

If I want to use i-pad to stream music to the AV Receiver, should I just simply connect the AV Receiver with another rounter which is no need to connect to broadband?
i-pad, iOS 4
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    Are you using the AppleTV device or an AirPlay compatable AV receiver? This is required for AirPlay.
    And AirPlay works over wifi. The iPad and AppleTV should be be connected to the same wifi network.
    IMac, Windows 7, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
    If you followed all the steps here:
    to update your receiver then it must already be connected to your network and should be ready to work.
    MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, Apple TV
  • Landrix Calculating status...
    You can do that, but I'm not sure why you would.

    Yes, an iPad and a receiver with AirPlay CAN talk to each other if they connect to the same wireless router REGARDLESS of whether that router has access to the Internet.

    But, anytime this is happening, you iPad can not access internet for safari, email, etc.

    If you are buying a router, it seems like you'd want to have it connected to the Internet and then let hour computer, iPad, and receiver all use it wirelessly.

    HOWEVER, if your Marrantz receiver only has ETHERNET network connectivity, and cannot communicate wirelessly (which is what I'm going to suspect), there are other adapters that will facilitate this. Specifically, there have been many gaming adapters produced at a time when XBOX and the like only had cabled access and didn't have wifi built-in. That's the sort of adapter you would need.

    You can get another router, but that really seems like overkill, and your iPad will be crippled any time it is connected--not just when using AirPlay. You would have to go to settings, turn on wifi, enjoy AirPlay, and then turn wifi off when finished.

    I hope this helps.
    iMac quad-core, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini (all versions), G4, Time Capsule,, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Leopard and Snow Leopard, Windows 7 WMC, MOTU, iPhones 4 & 3G
  • Landrix Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Let me be clear, though. If you do not already have a router between your computer and your Internet connection, you'd need one regardless. Where you put that router is another story.
    iMac quad-core, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini (all versions), G4, Time Capsule,, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Leopard and Snow Leopard, Windows 7 WMC, MOTU, iPhones 4 & 3G
  • lucafromnovara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm in the same situation as yours.

    I connected the Marantz SR7005 to the router with Airport Express wirelessly; It can be seen amongst the available Airplay devices, it works fine for two-three minutes and then crash...the SR7005 remains online on the network but cannot be seen as an Airplay device anymore. If I restart and reinitialize the Airport Express then everything is fine again; but it crashes again after few minutes.

    If you find any solution, please tell me! Thanks in advance!

  • marcolerma Calculating status...

    I'm in the same dilemma, i have my a/v reciever pioneer in my room and the router is in other room connecting the pc. I'm thinking to buy a 2tb timecapsule to give the reciever internet connection?


    Was that possible with the airport extreme?


    I also have an apple tv2 connected directly to the reciever an can do airplay even whith the tv off. But i want the internet in the reciever to use also the pionneer iOS app.


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