For the past several years, I have had a stereo receiver hooked up to and airport express to stream music wirelessly from my iMac to stereo speakers. All of a sudden, I started getting the message "There are no speakers connected to the AirPlay device "<device-name>". So, what changed, we recently changed ISP from Verizon DSL to RCN cable, I changed my Apple ID (due to the ISP change), I upgraded all computers to OS X Lion, and I have a new iPhone5. I can't tell you exactly when during the process things went bad, but I can tell you what I have done to solve the problem:
- I checked that my devices are configured correctly. The network layout is as follows: I have an Airport Express on the 3rd floor of my house, along with the iMac containing the iTunes library, I have an Airport Express on the 2nd floor acting as a repeater, I have an Airport Express on the 1st floor acting as a repeater and connected to my stereo receiver and 4 speakers. I control which set of speakers is "on" via the receiver.
- I checked that I can get sound out of the speakers via the receiver by selecting FM and got radio to play, so I believe the receiver is ok.
- I swapped this receiver with another receiver and got no sound and still the message "there are no speakers connected..."
- I moved the Airport Express from the AUX port to the TAPE2 port to check the port. Still no sound.
- I checked the cable with a Bose box and got sound, so I believe the cable is ok.
- I plugged a headset directly into the Airport Express and got no sound.
- I swapped the 2nd floor and 1st floor Airport Express units, reconfigured the new 1st floor unit to turn on Air Play and still get no sound and the error message.
- I am controlling the music using the Remote app on my iPhone. I have configured the new device to use this library.
I am tired, confused and at a loss. What can be going on here?