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iTunes cutting out via Airplay since firmware update

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explorz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Feb 7, 2013 9:45 PM

Today after updating the firmware for my airport express my music now cuts out playing from my macbook pro.

 

I've tried every comination of 5 ghz network and 2.4 ghz network and it cuts out every ten seconds or so.

 

This is maddening. My music system is hosed because of an "update" by Apple.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Adams2 Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to explorz)

    Hi explorz,

     

    I'm having the exact same issue with the firmware update, the most annoying part is I'm using all apple products at home (airport extreme, airport express, as well as macs atv2's), how can this issue not have been spotted! I assume it was a turn on test with this firmware release!

     

    Apple something needs to be done about this issue and your testing procedure, this is not the first time an update had screwed up a device, for a company of your stature it's a joke.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Adam

  • Devokan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to explorz)

    Same problem as yours but I've found a way to downgrade the Airport firmware on OSX Mountain Lion. You need to install the Airport Utility 5.6 on wichever OSX version you are (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1482). Mountain Lion will refuse to install the package. To bypass this, you have to use the shareware Pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com/) wich will enable the installation of the package.

     

    From Airport Utility 5.6, select "manual configuration" / then click on the word "version" / and finally choose the firmware version 7.6.1 or whichever other previous version you wish. And voilà!

     

    Does not resolve the 7.6.3 issue but at least, it permit to listen to audio without  constants cut out. Just have to wait for another upgrade from Apple. But for my part, I'll stay away from them ;-)

  • Devokan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 8:37 AM (in response to explorz)

    Seems that I was wrong with my previous post. You still can downgrade the Airport firmware version with Airport Utility version 6 (OSX. Don't know for Windows). Here's how:

     

    1) Launch Airport Utility version 6

    2) Select the Airport you wish to downgrade;

    3) Place your cursor over the version number and press ALT

     

    You should being able to select the firmware version you want. Voilà. I've returned to version 7.6.1 and the Airplay audio in now working as expect.

  • geoffham Calculating status...

    Can anyone else confirm that Devokan's solution (above) worked for them?

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