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  Reply # 733352 17-Dec-2012 08:25 Send private message

Been offered an airport extreme second hand on TM for $90 model number A1301 wondering if this would fix the problem.

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  Reply # 733456 17-Dec-2012 11:43 Send private message

alasta:
KiwiNZ: My Apple TV was as stable as Uluru right up until the last update, now the network drops out all the time. I have to turn homeshare off an on or iTunes off and on, this also occurs during streaming which is somewhat tedious to the point I am considering replacing the unit with a WD Live. 


This sounds like a widely reported issue with iTunes 11 where iTunes will terminate home sharing when the Mac is due to go to sleep (based on the 'sleep after x minutes' setting in system preferences) even though iTunes prevents it from actually going to sleep at all. The temporary fix is to set the sleep setting to 'never'.

Back to the original problem, my experience is consistent with the suggestions that specialised Wifi features on Apple products seem to be hit and miss with third party routers. I used to have a lot of problems with wireless syncing when I was flatting and was forced to use whatever router was set up in the flat, but I bought the new Airport Express when I moved into my own place and have had relatively few problems in comparison.


By contrast I have an AirPort Extreme, and I get absolutely abysmal wifi performance from my iPhone.  Even an all-Apple stack doesn't guarantee a good experience.

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  Reply # 733463 17-Dec-2012 11:56 Send private message

Are you running the 2.4 or 5GHz network on your iPhone?

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  Reply # 734717 19-Dec-2012 08:58 Send private message

Apple has released an update to supposedly fix issues with the 5GHz WiFi band on Mac's.

Interesting: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57559680-263/apple-targets-wi-fi-trouble-with-efi-firmware-updates-for-2012-macs/


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  Reply # 734718 19-Dec-2012 09:00 Send private message

Also a new release for iOS 6 to fix WiFi problems. Apple seems to have a lot of WiFi issues dont they.



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  Reply # 737689 27-Dec-2012 13:31 Send private message

Resolved. My wife bought me an airport express for Christmas. Now I have flawless airplay from all devices!

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