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After hours of pulling my hair out I'm going to answer my own. TL; DR: Airport Extreme (at least the 2013 edition which I own) is crap for gigabit networks. It's advertised gigabit ports cannot go over, after much testing, 205mb/s because of the WAN to LAN routing which is horrible. This is a decent wireless router but overpriced for what it offers in ...


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I currently have 5 units working on airplay. There is no delay on sound between rooms. I have: 3 older airport Express 1 new 2nd Gen 1 apple TV The only thing I had to do was upgrade the Network card in the PC to 10/100/1000 and buy a gigabit switch. Although the units themselves are only 10/100 the PC will not run them all with a 10/100 card. It drops ...


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I just discovered today that the original, 802.11g AirPort Express (Model "M9470LL/A" isn't supported by versions of AirPort Utility after 6.0 and that the last few versions of OS X aren't compatible with the older AirPort Utility (though I found this helpful workaround). I don't know if any other Apple routers have these issues — I have some other old ones ...


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On my MacBooks over Wifi, the HDD attached to the Airport does not mount in the same way as directly connected or even NAS drives. Rather than the drive, I get the Airport Extreme in the 'Shared' section of Finder. Selecting the Airport Extreme shows the drive as a folder, and opening that folder effectively 'mounts' it. Even then, the drive does not show as ...



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