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post #841 of 843 Old 04-14-2016, 10:58 AM
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Hoping I can get a bit of assistance. Just picked up the R7000 and it's great! But I can't seem to play music off it.

My setup is the router, an Android phone running Retune, PCs running iTunes, and an iPhone and macbook running iTunes.
My speakers are Pioneer A4 speakers, which have airplay capability. I was able to play the library off my PC and Android phone with Retune on my older Netgear WNR3500.

I couldn't get anything to work with the R7000 (current firmware) until I turned off QoS. Once I did that, I could easily play to the speakers from my PC using itunes and its locally stored music.
However, on the PC I cannot play the iTunes library on the USB stick I've plugged into the back of the router. When I try to play it from retune, I get Error (Code 400 I think). When I try from my PC, nothing happens. If I try to sort everything by artist or album, none of it works.

Is this a typical issue? Is there a quick fix?
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For the heck of it got the "new" Netgear Genie app, use to be junk, and it lets you stream anything, except video.
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I now use this firmware. Version 3.1-132
Runs better than Kong DD-WRT which was annoying with its constant updating that would always break something and way better than the butt ugly stock Netgear firmware which is updated if lucky once a year.
I love the bandwidth meter of Advanced Tomato better than when I using Merlin firmware when I had the Asus router.
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