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Ok, will do and I'll get back to 'ya.
Bottom line is what I want to do soon is:
When iTV arrives I want to have my Media files "Referenced" in iTunes on the G5
But have them actually on the Media Server hanging off the AP 'n' disk.
Thinking I may have a way to pull in Movies etc., directly into iTV with a 'n' network.
I seem to remember being able to pull in media files into iTunes without bringing the actually file into the iTune host computer.
I'll try the bridging on the APExpress.
Glyn, regarding the iTV trip.... The way I'm thinking is that the actual content data stream will only be between the 'n' HD hanging off the AE 'n' and the iTV.
I'd like the iTunes on my G5 to look at the "movie" in the 'n' HD but not hold the actual file. Think of it as a referenced file as opposed to a managed file.
Now, I'll need iTunes for the iTV so Im in hopes to goes....
iTV ----- Reads iTunes --- requests movie from 'n' HD via iTunes --- streams between the 'n' HD and iTV
Again, iTunes on the G5 would simply be a manger or traffic cop in this topology. Wadda think?
Yeah that'd work.
Personally I don't love how iTunes manages TV & Movies yet.
Tagging multiple shows is a pain - and AVIs will not import.
Non MP4s (movs) will not sync with iPod etc.
So at the moment I have a server media drive. I put an alias to the media drive in "Movies" - and now all this content is accessible through FrontRow. Including AVIs etc.
So that would give us watching movies, pictures etc.... a rocket fast connection all on the 'n' band.
I never got a glimse of what iTV would look like... Is it a Front Row on your TV set? Do you have one coming?
Personaly, I love the Apple products, Aperture makes my life a lot better for shooting RAW images which I only do.
Wanna thank you again for all you do on this thread. i've built the largest ATM network and Was the first to build DWDM fiber in the Metro but I had major problems in my own little Lan. too funny.
Let me apologize in advance for a really stupid question--but just want to make sure:
Can the n network and the g network have exactly the same network name?
I would think so since there is no radio interference, and it'd greatly simplify the setup since I then don't have to change the settings in any of the computers that get on the network.
I realize this is deviating from this a bit, but I have a bridged, dual bang network like this setup fine.
However, I also have a 3rd station setup to extend the network of the base (5Ghz n only) station - and have problems:
The extender sets up fine, finds the 5G network (or the 2.4 if I wanted), has good connection (108-216 average) - but whenever a client goes into it's range (versus the base) and picks it up I can no longer browse the internet!
If I renvew my address I get a private address only - the issue obviously that gets me off the net- even though the extended station is on BRIDGE mode (like the wired 2.4) and has a valid IP from the base, on the correct scope).
I swapped stations, so I know the unit isn't defective - it's reproducible.
I'd appreciate some tips or feedback - or maybe see if someone else has tried this extending (not WDS) which apple describes in the 'designing airport networks' doc - and got it to work?
I've just purchased one of these units and am facing the same dilemna; having initially set up two networks (one for my g/b and one for my n) I think I want to set it up so that the 802.11n router extends my airport express but only on the 5 GHZ range (you can block B/G access) will have to test this but think it might do the trick. Anyone else try this? Am I nuts?