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Topic # 190823 13-Jan-2016 19:57
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I've read a couple of the other threads and am beginning to think I've set the Airport up incorrectly.
Long story short I got my parents an Airport Express when their Tivoli CD player died. I thought it would connect to their wifi and the Tivoli, then they can broadcast music from an iPad.

However in a furious attempt to connect it last night all I can manage is very short blips of sound from a Windows PC from iTunes, however it shows up as a second wifi network, so one must switch the device to that network in order to use Airplay, however this means that the device (whether PC or iPad) can't use the net obviously. 

Part of the problem was I didn't have their iPad to use for the initial set up and was using my work iPhone instead and (after a few beers) struggled to find the ability to set it up joining the network rather than creating it's own wifi network.

Sadly I'm not at their place for another month or two, but I'm certain that the way I've got it at the moment is not the correct method.

The Airport is plugged into the stereo, not near their router though it could be moved if it need initial configuration.

Thoughts?

(Don't get me started on the process of getting their CD's onto the iPad via completely full laptop, sigh)

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  Reply # 1470321 13-Jan-2016 20:01
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You're on the right track - you need to set it to join the existing network. Depends exactly on the Airport utility you are using, but will be under the wireless settings.

Alternatively, run an ethernet cable back to the router...

EDIT: Network mode: join a wireless network

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  Reply # 1470328 13-Jan-2016 20:23
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Concur.

Easy just to blow current config away and start again. Faster and will get you going - works exactly as you outlined, taking 3.5mm analog out.

Just remember if the wifi link is average or poor, the streamed audio will suffer from loss no different to any other wireless transport.




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