Originally Posted by croikee
Is it possible, however, that the modem Comcast provided is blocking airplay? I can't imagine how, as the phone app works, but thoughts?...you do NOT have to enable airplay any where on the receiver, right? It should just work?
1. yes - it is possible. some are reporting various receiver connectivity problems with combined modem-routers from Cisco & Motorola, maybe others, that Comcast & Uverse have been handing out. and it is brand neutral, you'll find posts in Denon & Marantz threads about problems with these. in fact that's how I found out, reading Denon 4520 & Marantz 8801 threads. IIRC, the reasons are linked to the anti-virus software built-in these gateway modem-routers but don't hold me to the fire on that since it's from memory
if yours has AV software & you can go into the setup to defeat it, try it. but you may have to get Comcast to get you a conventional modem & you supply your own router. IMHO, that is the best way to go, anyway. that way you can get a much better router for your needs & not what they decide to give you. if you have a wifi router laying around, try plugging its WAN port into a Comcast modem port, turn off the wifi in the modem and use the router's wifi instead. see if that works. I recall reading a post in one of the receiver threads where someone tried this & it worked for him to solve his problems.
2. yes - nothing required on the receiver side in setup, as long as you have Network Standby set to On. other than that, there is nothing else to set. the phone controls the connection when you select the receiver in drop list after clicking on the airplay icon.Edited by ss9001 - 5/17/13 at 3:23pm