3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2014 9:23 AM by Tesserax
DavidL5161 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a wireless music player (Cambridge Audio Minx) on my home express wireless network.  I play internet radio built into the player.  My problem is the radio drops out regularly and needs to be restarted at the player.

 

Cambridge say home network issue

 

A wired connection is not a viable option

 

Can I optimise the wireless network settings to prioritise the data to the wireless music player?


iOS 7.1.1
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,465 points)

    Can I optimise the wireless network settings to prioritise the data to the wireless music player?

    Sorry, but no. There is no option for your AirPort Express to do so.

     

    Is the Express the only router in your network configuration? Which exact model is it? What is the make & model of the Internet modem that you have the Express directly connected to by Ethernet?

     

    Where is the wireless music player located in relation to the Express when it experiences audio drop outs?

  • DavidL5161 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Virgin Media Super hub internet modem/router is the start point

    Softwae V2.38.01

    Hardware 2.00

     

    Hard wired to Apple Express

     

     

    Not sure which one is the wireless music player

    Connection decribed as fair to excellant when cursor is hung over each client

    It is about 10 meters away from the Express down a hall into the kitchen, no doors/walls but no direct line of sight

     

    thanks

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,465 points)

    Placement of the AirPort Express relative to your Virgin Media Super hub is not critical since it is connected to the hub by Ethernet; however, the placement of the Express relative to your Minx could be a factor.

     

    You will want the Minx to be within a 25+ dB SNR range of the Express. Please check out the following AirPort User Tip for details. Although the article is discussing the placement of an extending base station in an extended Wi-Fi network the means to measure the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) still applies.