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Topic # 128633 17-Aug-2013 13:12
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So basically I have quite a few neighbouring wifi networks around my house.
Tried changing to different channels but still get pretty crap speeds through wifi.

Since my household contains mostly apple devices that support 5ghz, I was thinking of
investing in an airport express.

The main issue is also that my apple tv is never smooth with airplay from my mac, it always lags :( .
What are your experiences with the airport express and how good is the range of this device in general?

Cheers




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  Reply # 880082 17-Aug-2013 13:14
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I'd be lookimg into your home network set up ith regards to your wifi AP and its settings before proceeding.
Perhaps tell us more about the location of your devices (espcially how and where they are mounted/placed), collection of all devices that use wifi in the house and how many walls these things are all trying to go through.

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  Reply # 880086 17-Aug-2013 13:22
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I have found both express and extreme units very stable.

What are you using for your WiFi currently?

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  Reply # 880089 17-Aug-2013 13:27
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I have an airport express, and before i integrated it, airplay to my apple tv even just audio cut out quite often.
Now I have the airport with a separate AP for 5ghz, and connect all my capable devices to that (iPhone 5, iPad (3rd Gen) and Retina MacBook Pro) and now airplay rarely cuts out.



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  Reply # 880098 17-Aug-2013 13:43
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Basically I live in a two storey house. My Telecom VDSL modem is placed downstairs (Only place I could get the connection splitted).
Then I use Ethernet over Power to shoot up a connection upstairs to a TP Link W8690N Router in bridged mode. From there My desktop connects via ethernet and the rest of the devices are on wifi (mainly apple devices, a few android ones). I disabled the wifi on the vdsl modem as it seems two access points dont work well together in the same house when there are so many other neigbouring wifi networks on most of the channels.




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  Reply # 880101 17-Aug-2013 13:45
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RunningMan: I have found both express and extreme units very stable.

What are you using for your WiFi currently?


Everything and anything really, Apple TV suffers the most while using Airplay :(




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  Reply # 880104 17-Aug-2013 13:46
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joutei: So basically I have quite a few neighbouring wifi networks around my house.
Tried changing to different channels but still get pretty crap speeds through wifi.

Since my household contains mostly apple devices that support 5ghz, I was thinking of
investing in an airport express.

The main issue is also that my apple tv is never smooth with airplay from my mac, it always lags :( .
What are your experiences with the airport express and how good is the range of this device in general?

Cheers


My original view from last year... http://www.geekzone.co.nz/antoniosk/8139

Airplay to my apple tv doesn't buffer at all but it does take anywhere from 5-15 seconds to begin a stream, to both v2 and v3 ATV units. Restarting is a lot quicker.






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