I know this is not strictly business but it was driving me nuts so I thought I’d quickly blog about it.
Recently I was trying to use the new iPhone/iPad printing feature but the new HP printer (HP PhotoSmart D110) could not be found on my iPhone or iPad. Frustrating.
Around the same time I noticed that the iTunes library sharing feature was no longer working. Frustrating.
Turns out the cause was that I had at some point checked the Multicast box in my DLink DIR-825. I was thinking it would improve the multimedia experience across the network but in fact it made no difference and seemed to break Apple’s networking protocols. When I unchecked the box everything worked fine.
Lesson learned (again). If it ‘ain’t broke don’t fix it.