Apple airplay not working with Tomato router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Chetstone, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Chetstone

    Chetstone Networkin' Nut Member

    I use an apple airport express only for playing music in a remote location. It stopped working after I switched my main wireless router from an Apple Time Capsule to a Linksys running Tomato USB firmware.

    The Express is set up as "join a wireless network" with the correct SSID and password. The light on the Express is green and the main router status page shows it is connected, but Airplay cannot see the Express from either iTunes on my macbook or my iPhone. Also I cannot see the device in Airport Utility. When I connect the Express to my computer with ethernet, Airport Utility can see it and so can iTunes.

    I have another Express hooked to the network via ethernet and everything works fine with that one.

    Other than this Tomato is working very well.

    Surely Airplay should work with non-apple wireless routers. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. jyavenard

    jyavenard Network Guru Member

    You must set the airport express in bridge mode. AirPlay can't work if NAT or routing is occurring.

    The linksys has nothing to do with AirPlay. And isn't involved in the equation
  3. Chetstone

    Chetstone Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the reply. The airport express is set up as a simple wireless client, so there's choice of NAT vs. bridge mode in its configuration.

    But perhaps routing is the issue --- something about how I've got the tomato router set up that causes routing between the devices? I think I've got it set up pretty much as the default. Of course it does NAT , but all the devices are on the same side---- they should all be bridged together. Here is the routing table, I'm not sure how to interpret it...

    Destination Gateway / Next Hop Subnet Mask Metric Interface * 0 vlan2 (WAN) * 0 vlan2 (WAN) * 0 vlan2 (WAN) * 0 br0 (LAN) * 0 lo
    default 0
    vlan2 (WAN)
  4. jyavenard

    jyavenard Network Guru Member

    to be honest, I never tried with an airport express set as a wireless client, I always had it connected via ethernet and set in bridge mode.
    if it's connected over the air, and it gets an IP address in the same range as the airplay client (itunes machine) ; there's no reason it wouldn't work
  5. Chetstone

    Chetstone Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the help. A suggestion I got on the Apple board fixed it. Factory reset the express and try again.
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