Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 12:23 PM (in response to Nettan03)
Thank you for helping. I checked it out, Bonjour ran on both my computers. There is more to it. I'm on the actual v.11, too. So let's sit and wait.
@all: I bought Airfoil to get around it. Works fine for music but watch out on movies, the sound comes with delay to the pictures. Spent $25 on that crap before checking out on the trial version... argh!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 8:31 AM (in response to Mansoiners)
You asserted that "Security and Windows Firewall are not an issue." Can you elaborate on what you meant by that? Do you have no firewall running? Or are you using a different firewall?
I had the exact same issue you describe - my Windows laptop couldn't find my Airplay speakers, even though my iPhone and Mac had no issues. It turns out that the firewall was exactly my issue (I have Symantec Enterprise Protection running on my system providing the firewall).
There are a few less common ports and protocols used by Apple products (there's a complete list of what they use here). In my case, the problem appeared to be the default blocking of UDP port 5353 (Multicast DNS) and TCP port 3689 (Digital Audio Access Protocol). I configured two firewall rules to allow local access to those ports from my local subnet, bumped them to the top of my rules list, and all my Airplay issues went away (it also solved an issue where the Airport Utility couldn't find my Airport Express from my Windows box).
Disclaimer: you can expose yourself to a lot of Bad Stuff mucking with firewall rules if you don't know what you're doing, so read up/find an expert if you've never configured a firewall rule before. Also, there are some security concerns around MDNS if you configure it wrong. I accept no responsibility for your getting pwned.
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