5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2011 3:37 AM by Mikey mike mike
fdiesel Level 1 (0 points)
This question might be answered... Posting anyway in case it helps anyone else (did not find answer when I searched). Feel free to ignore or contribute as you wish.

iPhone 3GS currently streaming a movie from MacBook Pro iTunes library so home sharing is working. It connected fine the first try.

iPad has not been able to connect. When it tries, it shows the library in the list. I select the library and the spinner starts. After about a minute (60 seconds) the error says Cannot connect to media library.

I have tried logging both devices off the wifi and logging back on while they are sitting right next to each other.

My wifi is set up with the wireless modem (n) with an Ethernet cable to another router used simply to extend the signal to the other side of the house (same network name -- this will probably cause some questions but I can't be sure it's the problem) ... So far AirPlay has worked fine, Apple tv works fine.

The library is not too large, only 1,000 songs and a couple dozen movies.

Not sure what other variables would be relevant.

iTunes 10.2.1
OSX 10.6.7
MacBook Pro
iPad (not iPad 2) iOS 4.3.1 (8G4)
iPhone 3GS iOS 4.3 (8F190)

Hmm... I wonder if that is the problem. The version on the iPad (not working) is newer than the iPhone (working).

I thought I just updated both to the newest but I guess 4.3.1 is only a few days old.

Might have just answered my own question.

MacBook, iMac, iPhone 3GS, iOS 4, iMac does not have home sharing turned on.