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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2009
    AirTunes Connectivity and External drives
    Hey everyone! New member here. I'm in the process on making "the switch". I've had enough with PC. In my research I discovered AirTunes. Being an iPhone owner this is even more of a benefit for me. Although Apples website doesn't really answer a question that I have, well two:

    1. I know the Express can send and receive wifi, but can they be connected to work as zones via wired connection? I'd prefer wired over wifi, I think they can but not sure.

    2. Now granted this was on a PC, but does iTunes really have to be running for the remote app for the iPhone to be able to connect? Is this the same on a mac? And if so could I instead, use a external harddrive plugged into an Airport Extreme with my music and let the Extreme "host" it's own library? Or does it have to be iTunes on a mac? Not sure if this possible.

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    mdfuller's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    15-inch MacBook Pro
    1. Configuring AirPort Express on a wired-only Ethernet network
    2. I am pretty sure iTunes must be on to use Remote.

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    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    mdfuller is correct. iTunes must be running to use the iPhone remote. You won't be able to plug in an external drive to the Express and play music from it.
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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2009
    Duh! I never thought to look on the support page. Man thats too bad about having itunes running. Oh well just an excuse for a mac mini on the TV

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