Just as a follow up, I just noticed recently that the iTunes on the PC has the ability to play back via the Airport Express. (Bottom right hand corner icon where you select either the PC speakers or the ApX)
That suggests that the signal is going out to it via/over Ethernet.
I then tried both network settings on my iPad and both the 2.4 and 5HGz settings worked fine. I expected that as it shouldn't really have anything to do with the iPad being on at all.
However, both the PC and iPad are aware that one or the other is using the ApX so you can't stream from both at the same time, which of course would make no sense anyway. It doesn't matter which of the two Wireless networks I choose.
Has anyone else played with any of this - just curious what you may have found.
Yes, I think you may be right. I changed channels on my 2.4GHz network and that improved things a lot. Most likely then interference from neighbouring networks. I don't have 2.4HGz appliances in my house - cordless phones are on 1.8HGz but who knows what the neighbours have.
Originally Posted by twerppoet
Thanks for all the discussion.
An update from original problem. Took the Airport to my office and another location and all worked as it should. Now these locations did not have Windows Servers providing DHCP.
Took AP back to original site to troubleshoot once more with all the suggestions here and other research. Plugged in with no config changes and now the iPads and iPhones work like they should - normal.
Very confusing on what the issue is/was. Because a couple of the employees have Droid devices and as of yesterday, they could not browse when connected to this Airport.
I think at this point we are going to replace the Airport with something like a linksys in the corporate Windows environment and then put the Airport at one of his homes. Too much time and money wasted on troubleshooting this issue.
FYI - in the past, I have added an Airport device, setup in Bridge mode with no DHCP, allowing a Windows server to provide DHCP, in a corporate environment and have had no issues. I like the signal strength of the devices but cannot deal with these types of issues.
I will have to say that it was the Airport Extreme's in those 2 corporate environments and I will now look to see the major differences.
Thanks for all the posts. I hope this can help someone.