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Nightmare 1.0 after upgrading both TimeCapsule and AirPortExpress from FW 7.5.x to FW 7.6

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Nov 14, 2011 1:46 AM

Good morning,


This is just a little "share" of my experience.

I am a quite happy Apple user.


I have, at home :

1 Mac BookPro

1 iPad2 (iOs 5.0.1)

1 iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0.1)

2 AirPort Express

1 Time Capsule (1st gen)

1 Apple Tv (Newer one)


Network :

1 Have a FTTH connection (lucky me !) 100Mb upload and download.

The router provided has wireless capabilites, turned on so that my iPhone could connect (iPhone can't use the 5 Ghz band for WiFi...)

The router is connected to the Timecapsule with a small Cat. 6 Cable.

The airport express devices and the Apple TV connect to the TimeCapsule network but they don't extend it.

Everything was working like a charm, until 7.6 was installed on my devices...


What would then happen after the upgrade is that the music would stop playing quite often via AirPlay.

Could barely listen to a full CD ! (or it had to be a "single" !!!)

When that was happening the devices (AirPort Express) would very simple "Reboot" -

Amber light, flashing amber, then solid green. And back to Normal.

Also the mirroring display via AirPlay of my iPad to the AppleTV would barely work, freeze, etc...

I called Apple, via FastLane, and they made me reset the device to factory config, re-setup, etc... seemed to work... but 10 minutes later : same issue.

I finally found something "strange" : AirPlay would stop as soon a TimeMachine backup would start on the TimeCapsule (?????!!!!).

I then decided -for a test- to connect to my provider's box wireless network. The AirPort Express devices would connect to it (solid green) but my iTunes would have trouble connecting to the AirPort Express. Then I changed also the settings on my MacBookPro, and suddenly everything work again like a charm ! :-) No more AirPlay disconnection, backups can still run on the timecapsule, etc... I guess there is an issue with this 7.6 update... Hopefully a new release soon.... ! But maybe this can help some of you....

AirPort Express + TimeCapsule (G1)


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