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Gang,

 

I have been spending a bit of time at my neighbors house trying to get a wireless audio system setup.

 

Originally they had a Linksys to their cable modem WIFI. We added Franky (tapped up unit I tore into years ago, so the name) a Apple Airport Express (v1 G series) that was about 30 feet from the main iMac (Core Duo 2GHz, 2Meg Memory). The Linksys is about 50 feet from the iMac so we added Francie a new AE-N model and then a set of power over Ethernet modules to link the Linksys to Francie and thereby extending the network.

 

I am getting good speed when I ping the name servers as follows:

iMac->Francie===POE===Linksys:CableModem.

But I seem to show poor reception using this.

 

I get slower pings this way:

iMac->LinkSys:CableModem.... BUT I show full bars....

 

We still have a number of drop outs if we run Music via Computer+Franky+Francie

 

So I am wondering if anyone else has had these problems and if Airfoil is any better or if there is another solution.

 

Thanks

Gordon

 

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Gordon,

 

Afraid I'm not much help here, except to suggest that I'd be shocked if Airfoil improved things in this scenario. All Airfoil really does is allow audio other than itunes to be routed over the Airtunes infrastructure, as I understand it.

 

Clay

 

 

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Hey Gordon, I'm not sure this would be of much help but Mister Wednesday on the forum here posted this link to an article discussing in good detail the spectrum bands and describes something similar to your situation as far as good reception / slow speed, and poor reception / good speed. http://www.macworld.com/article/140685/2009/05/wifi_spectrumbands.html

 

david is hear[br]http://www.tuniverse.tv

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