Linksys E4200 and Apple AirPlay

Not Microsoft related, but I wanted to point out the Linksys E4200 is something to avoid for anyone who uses Apple AirPlay. Bought one a few weeks ago and updated to the latest firmware they offered. Any time I tried to stream audio to more than 2 devices via AirPlay the router would die and need a power cycling. All other features were fine, but I could consistently crash it by trying to stream to a 3rd AirPlay device. It would go totally unresponsive – wouldn’t even reply to a ping from a device physically plugged into it. The AirPlay streaming to my AppleTV was also really choppy and unreliable.

Replaced it tonight with a Belkin N750 and everything seems well.


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Hi there. My name is Tom Pacyk and this is my small home on the web. I love the intersection of design, technology, and communication, which is a combination that led me to a career in sales and marketing roles at places like Zoom and ServiceNow. They're a bit old now, but I also had the opportunity to publish a couple of books along the way.

Portland, Oregon is home for me, my wife Beth, and our three kids, but I'm actually a Midwestern transplant—I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to school at Purdue and Illinois. When I find some free time I'm probably going to concerts, rooting for the Portland Timbers, or working on my Sunshine Burn Photography project.