Odd iTunes home sharing issue

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jmnick70, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. jmnick70

    jmnick70 Reformed Router Member

    Greetings all.

    I searched the forums and couldn't find an issue like mine.

    I am having trouble with being able to effectively share my iTunes library to other devices.
    Here is what is going on and how I have it set up.

    PC with iTunes library connected via ethernet to EA6500
    EA6500 running different ssid on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
    My iDevices are only able to see the shared library on the 5 GHz band and not the 2.4 GHz band. This wouldn't be an issue except the kids have our old 3gs iPhones that only work on the 2.4 GHz band.

    Since the iTunes host is connected via ethernet, shouldn't I be able to see the shared library on both the 2.4 & 5 GHz bands?

    I figure since the host computer is connected via ethernet to the router, my problem must be in the router settings.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

  2. Mate Rigo

    Mate Rigo Networkin' Nut Member

    It seems that you have a set up where the 2.4 WiFi is in a separated vlan.
    This means you can't access devices in one another. This has its use if you set it up as a guest WiFi.
    Download Fing to your old iPhones and check if you even see the pc running iTunes. If they don't see it, then dug up your routers config and check for options like vlan and/or guest WiFi.
    Try disabling it.
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