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AirPlay stuttering

1147 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 8:25 PM by Fireindabelly RSS
Bill_Davis Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
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Sep 30, 2012 1:47 PM

I haven't had good luck with AirPlay on my home network.  A quick breakdown of my gear:


iMac 27" 10,1 Intel Dual Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz

Airport Extreme 802.11n (1st Generation)

Apple TV (1st Generation)

Apple TV (2nd Generation)

iPad 2

iPhone 4S


Basically, whenever I try to use AirPlay- whether it's audio from iTunes or mirroring from an iOS device- the results on the Apple TVs are lousy.  The streaming audio cuts in and out, the mirroring from the iPad or the iPhone is laggy and ususable.  WiFi connectivity for data seems good- all devices have good bandwidth and download speeds are quick.  Direct streaming from the Internet to the Apple TVs is also fine.


I am assuming that the problem is my older, non dual-band Airport router is the root of the issue, but I was curious to see if anyone could confirm before I spend a lot of money on that new device.




iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,620 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 8:10 PM (in response to Bill_Davis)

    Before giving up on your 1st generation AirPort Extreme, please check out the following AirPort User Tip for getting the best bandwidth performance from your base station.

  • capnjeff Calculating status...
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    Oct 1, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to Bill_Davis)

    Try switching your router to A.  Not techie enough to know why, but solved a very frustrating day for me!

  • Fireindabelly Calculating status...
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    Oct 1, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to Bill_Davis)

    I am getting very similar issues, they happen with my MacBook Air running Lion, iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The Apple TV is a second gen  and I am on a wireless N network. The issues, as far as I can tell, presented themselves after thermoset recent update to Apple TV. I installed the update about 3 days ago.


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