does the Linksys just extend the existing AEBS wireless network?
Where does the Linksys get its data from?
Airplay does not require an AEBS to work.
The AEBS has a neat function on it that allows it to chain together other Wireless access points. It only works with Airport Express and functions but allowing the AE to connect to the AEBS wifi signal and rebroadcast it.
This does away with the need to run ethernet cable to the location of the second wireless point, which I assume you have done, as the AE just plugs into an electrical wall outlet.
Answers to the first two questions will probably determine where you go from here.
I'm trying to use Airplay and have an AppleTV and an iPhone 4S. The way my home network is set up is I have the main Wi-Fi network which is connected to my cable modem and is using an Airport Base Station Extreme. I have an additional home network which is in another part of the house where the AEBS does not work as well. That network is running on a Cisco/Linksys E3000.
The problem is if I connect both the Apple TV and my iPhone to the main network using the AEBS Airplay works fine. If I connect both devices to the other Wi-Fi network it doesn't work. I had the idea that as long as both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network it should work fine so this puzzles me. Since the Linksys E3000 network is stronger in that part of the house I would prefer to use that Wi-Fi network on the AppleTV and the iPhone.
Does Airplay require a AEBS? I had the idea it should work on any router.
Is there something I have to change in the settings for the E3000 to have it work with Airplay?
Thanks for your help.