9 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2013 11:12 AM by BlackCast
Paul Cordingley Level 1 (0 points)

First time poster, but long lurker. Hoping someone else here has had the same problem as me and has found a fix!


I bought a 5th Gen Airport Extreme to replace my trusty 4th Gen. The new one works with all our WiFi devices (iPhones, iPads, Squeezeboxes etc.) except the XBox 360 when running as a Media Centre Extender.


We have two XBox 360's with built-in Wireless N, and they both exhibit the same problem with the 5th Gen. The XBox will see the access point, full signal strength, and will connect to it with WPA2 no problems. It passes all the connectivity diagnostic tests (Network/Windows PC/XBox Live), but fails on the Media Centre test. On the Airport side, the XBox is in the list of clients, but has a low connection rate - between 1 and 5 Mbps. You can actually connect to media centre via the XBox, and it technically works, but unusably slowly, and certainly can't stream media properly.


I use the same config file for both the 4th and 5th Gen devices. In wired mode, no problem, but I can't wire the one in the bedroom - it has to be wireless.


Apple Australia couldn't help me, so I thought I'd check in here and see if anyone has the same problems. It's very frustrating. I have taken it back to the store and replaced it with another one, same problem, so I'm pretty sure it's not faulty. Again, the 4th Gen just works, zero problems.




XBox 360, Windows 7