wifi dropouts disappeared by room change
Very odd thing happened at the weekend.
I'd sort of given up on the airport express for the moment, due to recurrent dropouts. I reorganised the living room a bit so that my old powerbook and the new pair of 1TB drives were beside the amp and could run through my new DAC. With an iPhone as a remote I was happy.
Still the AE thing was bugging me a bit, so I took it into the kitchen and plugged it into the Pure DAB radio and tried the multispeakers option from iTunes, ie computer and airtunes.
it was perfect, not a single dropout all weekend. So the dropout causing interference must be at the front of the house, but not affecting sending of audio to the back of the house.
I'm pretty computer savvy and was surprised but pleased at this turn of events.
if you have this flexibility in your room use, then experimenting with position of the AE can help