View Full Version : How to connect Apple TV to PC with no WiFi

Jan 6, 2011, 06:54 PM

I am trying to help my aunt with setting up an Apple TV in her house, but I have a few questions. Currently she has a PC with no WiFi capabilities. The PC is located in a room separate from the TV in the living room. I want to make everything as simple as possible to setup and run, and keep it affordable.

I was thinking that she could use a usb WiFi adapter to give her PC WiFi. I have no experience with these though. Will it work with an Apple TV? Will it be able to transmit at a speed fast enough for videos? What should I be looking for with one of these things?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Jan 6, 2011, 07:23 PM
Is there a wireless router somewhere in the equation? You could connect it via ethernet wire to the pc.

Jan 6, 2011, 07:28 PM
You can add a wireless card to her pc and create an ad-hoc network or just pop in a cheap router and have a wireless network.

Jan 6, 2011, 07:38 PM
Thanks for the replies.

Currently she does not have a wireless router.

Maybe a wireless router might be a better option. Which router should I be looking for? I think most people like Linksys routers. What are most people using these days?

Thanks again.

Jan 6, 2011, 08:00 PM
my pc that does not have a wireless card is connected to airport express.
the beauty of that is i can stream itunes from my pc to apple tv. you can get one refurb for $69. not too different in price from a wireless card or usb stick.