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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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ATV2, Airplay and Ethernet

Ever notice that airplay seems to only work when the ATV is on Wifi? I have a 720p ATV and it is wired directly into a home plug network system.

This has been a lot more robust then depending on the 802.11n signal coming from downstairs. Less buffering, drops etc.

However, Airplay does not work with it. Anyone else dislike that?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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Ever notice that airplay seems to only work when the ATV is on Wifi?
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This has been a lot more robust then depending on the 802.11n signal coming from downstairs. Less buffering, drops etc.
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Airplay does not work with it. Anyone else dislike that?
i've got mine wired, and have no problems.

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airplay should work from wireless to wired, you've got something set up wrong.

you need to check the settings in your router to make sure that the wireless and wired portions of your network can talk to each other.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:03 AM   #3
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Yup, the OP definitely has a big messup somewhere. I have whole-house cat 6 wiring and I AirPlay all over the house (outside, in the office, living room, kitchen, etc.)
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:25 AM   #4
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Me too!. I have mine wired and I have NO issues with airplay. You most likely have your networks separated by a router. Does the home plug have a built in router?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I will check the setup again.

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Me too!. I have mine wired and I have NO issues with airplay. You most likely have your networks separated by a router. Does the home plug have a built in router?
Homeplug may be the issue. It does not have a router than i am aware of, as it's base unit plugs into the existing router but perhaps it is doing some sort of bridge that Airplay does not like.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:05 PM   #6
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Airplay doesn't care what transport medium u use as long as it has the bandwidth required. Yup, sound more like bad wirings to me.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:36 PM   #7
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It could be the latest software update... some people (myself included) have found that the latest ATV software has "broken" their ATV's Ethernet connection, causing AirPlay, Netflix, MLB.TV etc. to only work via WiFi.

There are various threads on it here and at Apple.com, e.g.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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I have mine connected via ethernet and it will airplay fine over 5Ghz but is flakey over 2.4Ghz.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:02 PM   #9
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I have mine connected via ethernet and it will airplay fine over 5Ghz but is flakey over 2.4Ghz.
This is definately true. 2.4ghz has been crappy for me and apple products.
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This is definately true. 2.4ghz has been crappy for me and apple products.
I think it's more of a bandwidth thing than an Apple thing.
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I think it's more of a bandwidth thing than an Apple thing.
Frequency isn't related to bandwidth. I believe the 2.4ghz spectrum is more crowded and apple products tend to get sensitive when things aren't perfectly in spec.

Thats why my WD wireless streaming box had no issues streaming the exact same content over 2.4ghz but my apple TV had all kinds of issues. Thats how the apple TV ended up hardwired.

I actually didn't get my wireless issues resolved until I bought an apple brand 5ghz router. I tried 6 wifi products before the apple one.
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