ITunes Library Sharing Not Working? iPhone Printing a Problem?

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.

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