6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2013 10:19 AM by Tesserax
stevefromhome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all

 

I would like to use my iPhone and or iPad to stream music from Pandora and Spotify to my 5.1 (Wired) Speakers.

 

This question is similiar to this thread https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4153687 however i wanted some clarity and thought best to start a new discussion before pulling my hair out doing this the wrong way.

 

I have an unused Airport Express basestation (A1408) My current home setup is as follows:

 

Modem Router: (Netgear DGND3700) N600 Wireless ADSL2+ Dual band Gigabit

Home Theatre Computer: Windows 7 (Cat6 LAN Ethernet connection) NO LAN port

AV Reciever: (Onkyo TX-SR309)

5.1 Speakers: Wired connection to AV Receiver (NOT Airplay capable)

Laptop: Windows 7 (Cat6 LAN Ethernet connection)

 

My question is how to setup the airport, i understand it can be used to enable airplay streaming of music over the existing WiFi network, as these music streaming apps download and play music concurrently i would not want to have to switch between to two seperate WiFi networks. Should i plug the airport into the HTPC? I would need to purchase a LAN Splitter as the only LAN socket is already taken up with my cat6 connection. OR would i plug it directly into the modem/router? This second option is prefereable.

 

I have attached an image of my setup below. Any advice would be great, Regards Steve

 

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Windows 7
  • 1. Re: How to setup my airport for music streaming
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    Configure the AirPort Express to join the wireless network provided by the Netgear router. Then follow these Apple Support article instructions on how to configure your Express for streaming.

  • 2. Re: How to setup my airport for music streaming
    stevefromhome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am assuming because my airport extreme does not have an audio jack it will need to be connected to my router via ethernet and then the HTPC (wired to my router) which is connected to my 5.1 speakers (through my AV receiver) will need to be running itunes?

     

    is this correct?

  • 3. Re: How to setup my airport for music streaming
    stevefromhome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    oh thanks tessserax, i wil try this now, regards

  • 4. Re: How to setup my airport for music streaming
    stevefromhome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Still slightly confused, with the link you provided i chose scenario 2. All the other secanrios instructed i connect the airport express to my home stereo or powered speakers. As i dont have an aiport express only an airport extreme there is no audio jack and cannot connect it to the stereo/speakers.

     

    option 2: Connecting to an existing Wi-Fi network as part of a roaming network

    1. Ensure that the AirPort base station Ethernet cables are connected as above

    I have done this and conected it via ethernet cat6 to the modem/router

     

    1. Launch AirPort Utility 6.1. The Assistant will automatically configure the Roaming network

    Im using windows 7 and cannot find this version of aiport utility, only 5.6.1 - The message comes up: Aiport utility was unable to find any airport wireless device. I am running this utility on my win7 HTPC (which is connected to my modem/router via cat6 LAN) The airport light is blinkng amber.

     

    would you reccommend a hard reset of the airport? or can you provide a link for AirPort Utility 6.1.?

     

    Regards

  • 5. Re: How to setup my airport for music streaming
    stevefromhome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    any suggestions?, cheers

  • 6. Re: How to setup my airport for music streaming
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    ...with the link you provided i chose scenario 2.

    Actually option 3, Connecting to an existing Wi-Fi network, exclusively for iTunes music, would be appropriate for your network configuraton for streaming.

     

    As i dont have an aiport express only an airport extreme there is no audio jack and cannot connect it to the stereo/speakers.

    Your original post you stated: "I have an unused Airport Express basestation..." Did I misunderstand you?