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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 14-Jun-11 22:50:36
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Airport Express


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My Airport Express, which is about 2-3 years old and only used for playing music from iTunes, is beginning to shuffle off its mortal coil...

After an hour or so from switch-on it begins to periodically drop the wireless connection for a few seconds, at intervals of a few to about 10 minutes. Not conducive to relaxed listening. It seems to run hotter than I remember, but I can't be entirely sure of that.

Question- should I just shrug and buy a new one, or is there something else around which will perform the same function (I neither need or want any fancy bells and whistles) for a lower or comparable price?

(I'm assuming that getting Apple to repair it isn't a worthwhile option)

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Bill

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Edited by billford (Tue 14-Jun-11 22:53:23)

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 14-Jun-11 22:57:17
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You could buy a decent PC with a WIC and HD and it would do the same job for far less money. Obviously it would not have 'middle-class' appeal like your Mac 'with rims and lowered springs' does though. Dam ricer.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 14-Jun-11 23:00:31
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In reply to a post by 12eason:
You could buy a decent PC with a WIC and HD and it would do the same job for far less money.
Size, price, power consumption and noise.
Obviously it would not have 'middle-class' appeal like your Mac 'with rims and lowered springs' does though. Dam ricer.
Go away and grow up.

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 14-Jun-11 23:16:19
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In reply to a post by billford:
Go away and grow up.
How very dare you. Mac users are so rude.
Standard User nonbio
(newbie) Wed 15-Jun-11 08:56:53
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What a remarkably stupid reply to a perfectly sensible question.
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-11 10:22:34
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And if you feed the troll he will just come back.

Unless bill has already done the necessary.

Standard User Adrian
(experienced) Wed 15-Jun-11 10:50:44
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Both my Airport Express and Airport Extreme have been exhibiting this behaviour ever since I got my Billion 7800N router. The log typically shows an endless list of the following:

Jun 15 03:57:11 Severity:5 Disconnected from network.
Jun 15 03:57:14 Severity:5 Joined BSS 00:04:ed:97:fb:2d
Jun 15 03:57:15 Severity:5 Installed unicast CCMP key for authenticator 00:04:ed:97:fb:2d

Both units work fine apart from these connection drops that last only a couple of seconds. I think the problem is with the Airport units rather than the Billion router and I have also tried some tweaks to the router settings to no avail.

I do not think either of my Airport units is defective as such, rather incompatible in some way with the Billion router. The Express only provides a wireless connection to the ftp server in my Foxsat HDR recorder and I can transfer files with no problems because the transfer just resumes when the Express come s back up. The Extreme is currently only used to provide wireless connection to my Samsung laser printer and again, in that role the drops cause no problems, but it is annoying nevertheless.

Adrian

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 15-Jun-11 11:30:12
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Yup, that's the message I get (only ten minutes after startup this time) and yup, I've just put in a 7800N router crazy

Intriguing... some food for thought there, and head-scratching for a work-around.

Thanks smile

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Standard User gilesjuk
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-11 12:42:35
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There can be loads of wireless routers in the vicinity. Tried changing channel?

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Standard User gilesjuk
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-11 12:43:36
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Until you got the electric bill and saw the PC had used twice as much power.

Giles Jones
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