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Airport Express help!

I have an Airport Express base station - the older one not new (around 2009) version. Recently got a new iMac with with latest version of OSx and no longer see the the option under the sound button (top right corner of screen) to choose to either play with local speakers or speakers (or both) associated Airport Express base. When I go to settings - sound - output, I can see the the local speakers and the Airport Express but it says the selected device (Express) has no output controls. It used to be an option with any playback on any application. How to remedy? I can use my iphone (using iOS 6 not 7) to play on the airport express speakers. The only thing that seems to pickup the base is Itunes but other programs are not picking it up and I use Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, etc.. If I manually go in under the settings - sound - output I can click on Airport Express and it will play but not both sets of speakers. We like whole house music.
posted by lasamana on Dec 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Fight Planned Obsolescence!

We have an old Airport Express Base Station (model A1084), 2 Macbooks running 10.6.8, an analog receiver, and a set of analog speakers. Can we make these things play nice together? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jul 23, 2013 - 9 answers

iMac slows to a halt but everything other device/computer+ kitchen sink works??

My old PC laptop runs perfectly as do any tablets on my apt public wi-fi. The iMac computer (Snow Leopard), slows to a halt and won't get to pages after a few times. I have done several things such as reset PRAM, gone to /Library/Preferences and moved all the files in the System Configuration folder to the Trash, and restarted Mac...The second bit helped for a week and now it is doing it again, no matter what browser. MacKeeper says the computer is alright, and airport utility just tells me I am connected to the internet. (I've done the reconnecting and assistant and diagnostics but nada...) I cannot figure this out and I have scoured the net. If somebody was downloading a ton on it, I would at least understand but any other devices work fine. My husband wants throw it out the window. Any ideas?
posted by chicaboom on Jan 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Why does Airport on my Macbook quit working?

I have a newer Macbook Pro and whenever I move it around my house, Airport stops working and won't work again until I reboot. What gives? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Nov 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Until we solve this, I have to keep buying CDs....

I'm technology speak impaired. Is there a wireless ... thing ... of some kind that we can somehow attach to our old (but terrific sound quality) stereo system so I can stream music to it from my phone or laptop? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 25, 2011 - 26 answers

Wireless network extender/print server that connects over Ethernet?

I have a home network created by a dual-band Airport Extreme router. I have Cat 6 running from the Airport Extreme to a faraway printer where the wireless signal does not reach. Can I use this cable and an older Airport Express to act as a print server and extend my wireless network? If not, is there another device that would provide this function? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Why did my Airport stop working?

Quite suddenly, my modem works if I plug it into a machine, but not when I plug it into an Airport Express. Comcast says it's not their fault. Any idea what's going on? Every detail I can think of is inside. [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Dec 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Use my router or Verizon's?

Getting FIOS installed right now. Should I use Verizon's router or my Airport Extreme? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me bring back my wifi!

I'm having wifi troubles with my MacBook, and the lack of connectivity for the weekend gave me the shakes. Help me before the withdrawal gets worse! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Dec 7, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I tell if someone is trying to hop onto my wireless signal?

I have a MacBook Pro running OS 10.6.1, and an Airport Extreme Base Station. Is there a user-friendly way to see if someone is trying to use my internet connection or hack into my network? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Nov 10, 2009 - 17 answers

No more wires please.

Apple AirPort Express wireless music question. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Oct 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Apple Airport Extreme or Express?

What is the difference between an Apple Airport Express Base Station, and an Airport Extreme Base Station? I have a tiny 500-square foot apartment. All I want is to be able to surf the web wirelessly. Can I go with the cheaper Express Base Station? Why is one cheaper than the other (in other words, what can the Extreme do that the Express cannot)?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Weird Wireless

Apple Airport WDS network with two devices: a Extreme base and a relay Express. My Powerbook connects ok. My PCs connect to the Extreme base fine. They can also SEE the Express relay, but they can't connect to it. I think the base and relay have identical configurations so I don't know why. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Jul 5, 2009 - 1 answer

OPtimal Settings for Apple Airport Extreme

I have an Apple AirPort Extreme that is about one year old and recently our wireless network has been experiencing connectivity issues. We've played with some settings...are some settings better for connectivity than others? Do we need a repeater? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

QOS port 5060 apple

how can I set QOS - port 5060 on the apple airport/time machine? [more inside]
posted by cg2 on Apr 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Apple Express Bridge Mode

Cannot get my Airport Express to extend my network? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Mar 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Apple connection problems

Apple wireless connection problems. [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Dec 3, 2008 - 17 answers

only connect

Two Macbook Pros, same model, same room, one gets a lot of bars and a strong connection via airport; the other gets just a couple of bars and a low connection. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Could my new Airport Extreme be causing weird sounds on my TV?

Could my new Airport Extreme be causing weird sounds on my TV? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Macfilter: How can I use ethernet and wifi at the same time on my Macs?

Is it possible to connect two macs via ethernet (to share files back and forth on their wired LAN), but both be connected to the internet wirelessly at the same time using airport? (an airport extreme is connected to DSL on the lower level of the apartment). If so, how? [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Dec 8, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me troubleshoot a down-home style network.

At my parents for Thanksgiving and I need help troubleshooting family Airport wireless! Three Macs, one IP address...FIGHT! [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Nov 21, 2007 - 13 answers

Two times wireless?

Is it even possible: Connecting a computer to two wireless networks - one for internet access, one for playing music. [more inside]
posted by ollsen on Nov 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Can my wired TiVo join a home network for TiVo to Go?

Can my wired TiVo join a home network for TiVo to Go? [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on Nov 11, 2007 - 2 answers

Does the new Airport Extreme support jumbo frames?

Does the new Airport Extreme support jumbo frames? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Aug 31, 2007 - 2 answers

How can I fix my wireless connection?

Why has my wireless connection gone wonky? And how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Len on Jun 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Airport Problems On A MacBook Pro

How can I fix my MacBook Pro's Airport problems? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Mar 14, 2007 - 12 answers

How to move an existing iTunes library to external drive for use by multiple computers?

I just received my new Airport Extreme. I'm eager to make use of its ability to connect to a USB drive. I'd like to transfer most of my data — songs, movies, and TV shows, in particular — to this drive, and then use it as a central repository for most of my Macs. But these computers already have existing iTunes libraries. What's the easiest way to make this transition? What's the best way? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Feb 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Any competitors to Airfoil?

Are their any competitors to Airfoil for Mac? I like the program and can't find anything else, but want to make sure I'm not missing something cheaper and/or better b/f I shell out 25 bucks. Thanks.
posted by gregoryc on Sep 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Apple G4 + wireless card = ???

Help me get my aged G4 onto my home wireless network. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Jun 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Is my Powerbook resetting the wireless router in my house?

Weird, weird connectivity problem: apple powerbook to Comcast wireless internet. [more inside]
posted by salad spork on Apr 15, 2006 - 8 answers

AirPort Extreme Base Station Losing Connection

2 year old AirPort Extreme Base Station is haunted. It keeps dropping our connection to the internet. Computers show in Network Preferences as having an IP and being connected to the internet. This happens every 15-30 minutes. [more inside]
posted by will on Oct 31, 2005 - 6 answers

Trouble installing Airport Extreme card

I install my new AirportExtreme card, but then my computer won't turn on. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 11, 2005 - 7 answers

Realplayer to Airport Express?

Can I send audio from applications other than iTunes to my Airport Express? Specifically, I want to be able to listen to BBC radio streams which are in Real Player format. I'm using Mac OS X 10.4.
posted by teg on Oct 3, 2005 - 8 answers

3rd Party WiFi for Mac

Anyone using third-party wireless cards with a G4? I see there are third-party drivers available for some cards. Anyone successfully using these?
posted by mzurer on Sep 7, 2005 - 5 answers

I want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP...

I have a Mac at home running 10.3.9. I would like to plug a telephone line into the modem port and be able to call in to it while I'm on the road using my laptop. I don't need or want access to the files, I don't want or need to see the Tibook's screen, or control the computer at home. I just want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP. Is this possible? If not with my Mac, what about one of those AirPorts? I heard some of them have modems but some of them don't, anyone else doing anything like this? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Sep 4, 2005 - 3 answers

AirPort not letting me surf

My Airport Extreme Base Station claims I am connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and yet I am not. [more inside]
posted by McIntaggart on Jul 7, 2005 - 3 answers

Apple Airport trouble

I just got a new broadband connection and a new SAGEM modem to go with that. All works fine with my Powerbook when I connect it directly, but I also bought a new Airport Express Base Station that just won't recognise the connection. [more inside]
posted by keijo on Apr 23, 2005 - 3 answers

Airport what?

My mom recently bought an ibook shortly before going off to Argentina. She was hoping to use some public wireless connections to keep up to date with her email down there but she's having (unspecified) problems. [more inside]
posted by concreteforest on Apr 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Should I turn on "Frame Bursting" and does Airport Extreme support it?

Is "Frame Bursting" worth turning on in my 11g wireless network? If so (and perhaps more importantly), does Apple's Airport Extreme card support it? [more inside]
posted by deliquescent on Dec 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Can't connect Powerbook to Access Point

My coworker's Apple Powerbook with Airport Extreme can't use the new D-Link DWL-2100AP. We can see the access point, can see that the access point sees and connects to him, but something about the apple's DHCP or networking config won't pull an IP and also won't work when we set everything manually. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Nov 12, 2004 - 7 answers

Wireless network Security

Wireless Network Security: I'd like to know more about keeping my info safe on OS X. [MI] [more inside]
posted by fionab on Oct 25, 2004 - 6 answers

My wireless Mac and wired PC transfer to each other at 2.5 MB/s. Can I speed this up any?

I've got a network in my home - one PC, connected by wire to the router, and one Apple, connected by an Airport card (which I believe is 802.11G). The fastest speed I can get transferring files from one to the other is 2.5MB/s, which seems slow. Am I right, or is this standard?
posted by ascullion on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Is my (Apple) Airport fried?

Is my (Apple) Airport fried? [more] [more inside]
posted by mattpfeff on Sep 29, 2004 - 7 answers

wifi card possibilities for an Apple iBook set up to run Yellow Dog

I'm confused by the wifi card possibilities for an Apple iBook set up to run Yellow Dog. I was thinking of installing that particular open source OS, but then realized I'd lose my Airport Extreme support. Isn't the Airport the only card supported by the iBook hardware, or is there some way to finagle YD to run a third party wi card?
posted by inksyndicate on Sep 15, 2004 - 5 answers

How can I make my Mac stop automatically connecting to my neighbors' networks?

Stupid Mac question - I have an AirPort card, but no base station. I was just visiting my cousin for the weekend, and they have one, and they did something to my computer to get it to connect to their wireless network (they have all sorts of security on it) and now I cannot have my AirPort card turned on without it automatically connecting to my neighbors' networks. I use an ethernet cable here at home, and I have my configuration set to look for the ethernet connection before a wireless one. I am at a total loss as to what to do to tell it to not automatically connect, short of leaving the card turned off unless I'm using it (and Apple's website is no help, because they assume that you do want to use it). Any ideas?
posted by eilatan on Feb 29, 2004 - 12 answers

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