Enable WMM for AirPlay to Work

Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 4.41.41 PMIf you come across a situation where your MacBook, MacBook Air, iMac or whatever computer you’re using is not able to find your Apple TV or other AirPlay enabled device over a wifi connection. And you happen to be using a Cisco RV series wireless router/access point. I would suggest that you trying turning on the WMM feature on the wifi network.

I have not determined why but for some reason if the WMM option is disabled, AirPlay won’t work. This has been tested on a RV120W and a RV220W. I think it would be the same with RV180W.

Hope this helps someone out there one day!

UPDATE Oct 2013

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 1.18.02 PMThanks to David Redekop we discovered one more setting that should be adjusted.

Under Wireless->Advanced Settings make sure that “Protection Mode” is set to None. And click the Save button.