Solved New router problem with airplay

September 30, 2012 at 00:23:55
Specs: Macintosh
I had a Zyxel AMG1202-T10A router that I connected to wirelessly with two macs and a couple of phones, and a Marantz mcr-603 hifi with airplay, connected via ethernet. Airplay worked perfectly but I was having major trouble with the internet (70 line drops per day).

My ISP sent me a different router to try - a Thomson TG582n. Now my internet connection is stable but I'm having trouble with airplay... I can 'see' the Marantz from itunes and play an album or two but the music will stop suddenly, and the Marantz will no longer be visible to itunes until I turn it off and on at the mains.

Are there any issues with the Thomson and airplay, or any settings that I can change to get it to work as before? Failing that is there a way that I can make use of the old Zyxel router?


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#1
September 30, 2012 at 07:31:47
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You could daisychain the old router to the new one and setup your wireless network on the old router.

For more info on how to accomplish this, click on my name above and read my "how-to" guide about adding a second router to your network.

You'll want to use the version wherein you interconnect the two devices "LAN port to LAN port" and have the second router in the same subnet as the first.

If you have a wireless network setup on the new router, I would disable it once you have the second one connected, configured, and working.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
September 30, 2012 at 11:43:42
Sounds good I'll give it a try! Thanks.

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#3
October 17, 2012 at 04:38:41
Okay I've worked through your guides and have a new problem... as far as I can tell the Thomson TG582n doesn't support bridge mode. Might have to bite the bullet and buy a new router/modem.

So, can anyone recommend a router/modem that is stable on dodgy phone lines (Broadcom chipset?) and doesn't have issues with Airplay?? Alternatively a stable dedicated modem that I can connect my exising Zyxel to??

Cheers
nforne


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#4
October 17, 2012 at 07:32:50
As I understand it (I've never bridged two wireless devices together like this, I prefer to use a network cable) only one device needs to be set to bridge mode. How about putting the other device in bridge mode?

If that doesn't work, you might want to talk to your ISP about which modem is best suited to your connection.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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