The problem: I have a Linksys E3000 (running E3000USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.7493MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-VPN) as a base station hooked up to 2 Airport Expresses via WDS. Wireless printing and internet work fine via the AE's, but audio streaming stutters/pauses every 30 seconds. What's interesting about that, is that it's not a random 30 seconds, when watching on my computer's clock, it happens at the 55 and 25 second marks… consistently. Additional Details on config: I'm running the WDS on the 2.4GHz band, with no security, G wireless mode, I access the router/network via the 5GHz band and/or Cat5. Doing this I'm still able to access the WDS network for wireless printing. The 5GHz band is running WPA2 Personal with AES encryption. Beacon interval is set to 25 (for both 2.4 & 5 GHz bands) I don't have QoS enabled. I just found out that when running the 2.4GHz band as AP+WDS I get pauses when accessing via 5GHz. When I change 2.4GHz to WDS only, wireless streaming through 5GHz works fine. Further clarification I've tried changing wireless channels (EG 1, 5, 6, 11) for the WDS setup, with no change/benefit. I DO NOT have this issue when… I stream directly to the AE (i.e. not through the E3000 using WDS) When I connect directly to the 2.4GHz band everything runs fine. This seems to only happen on PCs connecting by Cat5, as well as when I connect through the 5GHz band. I'm currently using iTunes on Mac (5GHz band) and Win7 (Cat5) machines. After I get rid of the pause issue I'm planning on using Airfoil to stream Spotify from the Win7 pc. So why the setup with separate bands with separate wireless modes? The Win7 pc is setup as a Plex server, so I want to have "N" speed for the wireless devices (laptops, iPad, etc). I can't run N speed through the WDS because the AEs are older G units. So, to me it seems like… it's tied to some sort of clock cycle in the E3000? something might be happening during the pass-off between wired and the 2.4GHz band? I dunno... I'm stumped. Thanks for any thoughts/input/help.