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iTunes 8 generating problems with AirPort Express?

updated 11:35 am EDT, Wed September 10, 2008

iTunes 8 & AirPort Express

Apple's newly-released iTunes 8 may be causing problems for owners of AirPort Express routers, complaints on Apple forums suggest. Accounts mention the software displaying error codes when trying to use the AirTunes option, used to stream music wirelessly to remote speakers. Once an Express is connected to distant speakers, iTunes normally allows users to pick a particular set of audio outputs.

Instead however, some users are seeing either an "-15000" or "-3526" error, where previously AirTunes functioned properly. The latter appears to be connected to firewall settings, and may be fixed by either giving iTunes access permissions, or disabling a firewall entirely. Apple states that the -15000 error may be triggerable by outdated Express firmware (prior to v6.3), but not all users are reporting success after updating. Some suggest unblocking UDP traffic, once again accessed through the Firewall pane.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. mherbson

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Airtunes -3256 error

    Changing firewall settings did not fix the error -3256 problem for me. However, enabling IPv6 in the Network System Preferences for the AirPort Express eliminated the problem (Intel iMac Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X 10.5.4). Turning off IPv6 caused the problem to occur again; turning it back on once again solved the problem.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Force Fed IPV6

    Unsurprising that Apple's determination to force feed us IPv6 (Yes, I know we'll need it eventually) creates another problem not unlike the "... your computer is not connected to the internet" problem that is solved by disabling IPv6 and manually entering the DNS servers in system preferences.

  1. cvbcvb

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Works

    Works for me...

    FYI, IPv6 is set to “Automatically”.

    CVB

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Firewall setting for iTun

    Changing the IPv6 setting to “Automatically” didn't work for me but changing the Firewall setting for iTunes to "Allow all incoming connections" did work.MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, OS 10.5.4 with AirPort Express joining an AirPort Extreme network.

  1. Bwa

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Works here

    I have 3 AirPort Expresses--2 are 'n' models from this year, one is a 'g' from 2005 [?].

    AirTunes works great(same) on all of them with iTunes 8.

  1. alfredo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    AE

    worked fine for me. My firewall is on and I am allowing all incoming connections.

  1. UpQuark

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Works fine for me here to

    No worries with IPV6 turned on as well.

  1. Kees

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    2 out of 3

    works on my mini, works on my (intel) iMac, but on my 12" PowerBook I get the -3526 error. Which is rather annoying, since that's the machine I use most to play music through airtunes (from shared lib on mini)
    All network settings are basically the same, can't make any sense of it yet :(

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    -1500

    -1500 with newest firmware. :-(

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