iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.3 (#3): Remote Speaker Issues
February 22, 2022
I keep getting the following error when trying to use exotic speakers:
“An error occurred while connecting the speaker to the Rambytes surround system”
**’. An unknown error occurred (-3256).”
This first incident started a month ago when I updated iTunes to version 8.01. Prior to that, I had three years of trouble free use of Air Tunes.
I have since updated to iTunes 8.02 but the problem remains.
I use a PowerBook Time g4 absolute, a Capsule, an Airport Extreme base station, and five Airport Express 802s (all 11 b/g versions). All software/firmware is up to date on all devices.
I tried “Fixed AirTunes in iTunes Solutions”.
Posted by: Roy B — Sep 10, 2008 12:24 pm All of the above on this discussion forum didn’t help. I may have followed all the advice regarding this forum from other users, but to no avail.
I felt that Apple Support indicated that they were aware of an issue with older portable devices such as the PowerBook G4 that should have been fixed with the iTunes 8.02 update. It failed.
Atanyone else have this problem?
Does anyone have practically any solutions other than the ones posted before?
Whenever I travel with iTunes and connect to remote speakers via the airport, I keep getting “Unknown Error (-3256)” and it’s true, I can’t stop it.
It took 2 seconds to go to Google “Error message 3256”, link 3. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2278
The link is considered to be the first branch, so it can appear first.
Someone on your other forum referred me to him. But that didn’t solve the problem. I still get the same message.
If Google took 2 seconds to help “Error message 3256” the third link is http://support is.apple.com/kb/TS2278
The first link is this indeed this topic, so it may suffer from the appearance of the first.
I have the same problem. who read the thread, but no luck. when he noticed that it contained firmware update files. After I downloaded and installed this update, I had no more problems. Good luck.
Upvote here because I almost found a work around for this that I haven’t seen in any of the help forums. And yes, I tried this thing, IPv6, which actually made things worse, like everything else.
The problem I had was that itunes on the remote speakers turned on quickly after my computer woke up; The product will encounter any error until I restart iTunes. If your website uses a remote app for all iPhones, this can be an annoying necessity every time. However, if you setset Speakers to Computer, switch them back to Remote Speakers immediately so you don’t need to restart Apple iTunes. It’s annoying to have to do this over and over and it was optional in iTunes 8.0, but at least the public doesn’t have to restart iTunes every time.
I am getting this error when trying to connect Apple to a remote speaker. The error message indicates that an unknown error has occurred. How to fix our mistake? I have confirmed that the latest firmware is working here. Is there a problem with the iTunes configuration? Please help correct the error in the article. Thank you.
An error occurred while connecting the “Flairport” remote speaker. A mysterious error occurred (-15000).
This seems to give more range for most Mac users when connecting the remote to the iTunes speakers. Some errors got -3256 and some errors got -15000. EvenContacting Apple Support did not help other users. There are methods that a person can try but you need to be patient as it may or may not work for people like what happened to others.
There is always one here. Using the AirPort Utility, connect specifically to the AirPort Express, then to the music selection panel. Uncheck Enable AirTunes, then click Refresh to continue launching the station. After that, it reappears. Log out of the specific AirPort Express first, and then regain access through AirPort Utility. Go to the Music section again, but this time instead of unchecking Turn on AirTunes, check Turn on AirTunes and click Refresh.
See if the above method works. If that doesn’t work, try the next method. Just click the Apple menu and choose System Preferences, Network, AirPort, Advanced, then TCP/IP. Disable IPv6 setting here and apply the changes. To see while it works. But to be clear, all these errors happened every time iTunes 8 was used.
PoskolIf the issue is with an older version, updating to the latest version should resolve the issue. Download and install iTunes 11.1.4 for Windows.
Speaker issues Some users have reported issues using remote speakers via AirTunes after updating their iMac EFI 1.3 firmware. Chess Edwards writes: