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Jan 27 2014
By: North-ID First Son 3 posts
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PS3 causes Airport Express to lose wifi connection

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As soon as we turn on our PS3, it causes our Airport Express to lose its wifi connection immediately. The Airport Express is newly configured with a wireless wifi connection for Airplay in a room that has no ethernet cable.

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Re: PS3 causes Airport Express to lose wifi connection

Jan 27, 2014
What's an airport express?
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Re: PS3 causes Airport Express to lose wifi connection

Jan 27, 2014

ToXiC_Skiils wrote:
What's an airport express?

I think its the fast pass you can get for not waiting in line as long. 

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Re: PS3 causes Airport Express to lose wifi connection

Jan 27, 2014
airport express = crapy apple router
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Re: PS3 causes Airport Express to lose wifi connection

Jan 27, 2014

Buy a new router.

Problem solved.

I used to own an Apple Airport Extreme and it was insanely atrocious in network stability, and offers a very unintuitive network configuration to the point its completely exhausting.
Even with the most recent firmware I always get randomly disconnected from the internet...

Seriously, get a new router.

Logic, who would've thought eh? Oh wait.... No one thinks anymore.
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Re: PS3 causes Airport Express to lose wifi connection

Jan 28, 2014

Yes, it is an Apple router.

 

However, we're not using it as a router, but only to extend our wireless network for wireless Apple Airplay of the stereo in the bedroom, where we have no Ethernet cable.  A new router wouldn't help, as that wouldn't provide Airplay capabilty.

 

The PS3 is the only thing that's causing the Airport Express to drop its wireless connection.

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Jan 28, 2014

On the PS3, try going to Settings > Network Settings > Media Server Connection, and try disabling it. DLNA can cause wifi Airplay signals to drop, so that might fix your issue. If not, then go ahead and turn it back on

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Re: PS3 causes Airport Express to lose wifi connection

Jan 28, 2014

Disabling the Media Server Connection solved the problem.  Prior to this, simply turning on the PS3 caused the Airport Express to drop from the network.  As best as I can tell, Media Server Connection was enabled by default, as we haven't been using DLNA.

 

FYI: our PS3 has a wireless connection to our network.

 

Thanks!

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Yay! Glad I could help. I figured that was the case (and that you didn't actually need a new router).

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