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By Athena
#11078 Hi,

Sorry that I can't replicate your problem ... I tested in station mode, it's fine..

The only difference between us is that my Apple Airport Espress is 7.6.5 .. Maybe you could try to update your router ?
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By tomte76
#11111 Hi,

unfortunately I can't get an update to 7.6.5. Airport Utility does not offer one and I also couldn't find a file at But I realized that there is one difference between your setting and mine. You have set the "radio mode" to "802.11a - 802.11b/g" whilst my "radio mode (Sendermodus)" is set to "802.11a/n - 802.11b/g/n (automatisch)". If I set the radio-mode on my Airport Express to "802.11a/n - 802.11b/g" or "802.11a - 802.11b/g" the problem is gone. Please see attached screenshot for the exact setting. So the problem seems to be related to the "automatisch (automatic)" mode or to the 802.11n PHY. I can live with the changed setting as it has no influence on the performance of my AppleTV or SmartTV streaming by now.

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By tomte76
#11482 Hi Athena,

I'm aware of the fact that ESP can only use 2.4 Ghz. But Airport Express is a dual radio AP so it can provide 2.4 and 5 Ghz and it also assigns a different SSID to each frequency. It is not a solution to completely disable 5 Ghz as it has a lot of advantages in e.g. media streaming. But it seems to confuse the ESP if the 802.11n PHY is also available in 5 and 2.4 Ghz in auto mode. Then it stops responding to ping after a few replies. This still seems like a bug to me. It is fine for me to disable the 802.11n PHY on the 5 Ghz band and only use 802.11a there. This seems to work and the 5 Ghz band ist still available for media application.