Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 8, 2013, 09:43 PM   #1
gamoni
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
5GHz wireless?

I have a second gen Apple TV.

My router has a 2ghz and a 5ghz option. the 5ghz is MUCH faster on my phone and macbook.

However, whenever i try to airplay to my apple TV, it only works on the 2.5ghz. When i try to used the 5ghz, only the sound transfers fine and the video is black/shows one frame of my screen then freezes(while the sound still plays).

Any ideas as to what is wrong?

Thanks!
gamoni is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 8, 2013, 09:55 PM   #2
blueroom
macrumors 603
 
blueroom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Which router is it? Stock firmware?
__________________
My iOS devices are not jailbroken.
Bill
My Blog
blueroom is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 2013, 04:07 AM   #3
gr8tfly
macrumors 603
 
gr8tfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: ~119W 34N
I have both a first and third gen TV connected at 5GHz streaming video fine from Mac and also via AirPlay (both iPad and Mac as sources for the gen 3 AirPlay). I would suspect some misbehavior of the router.

(My router is Apple AirPort Extreme - first gen 'n' (first rectangular model).)
__________________
Macs from 1984 to 15" Retina MBP 768GB SSD 16GB RAM, from Newton to iPhone 5 S⃣ , iPods, and tv (3). 128GB Wifi iPad Air
gr8tfly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 2013, 04:11 AM   #4
Macman45
macrumors G5
 
Macman45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
I have a 3TB TC which provides both 2.4 and 5GHZ access..My ATv's run on the 5GHZ band without issues and it is faster. The 5GHZ band gets you away from local cross-transmmtion which is why you get an apparent performance hit.
__________________
Thats Not All Folks
Macman45 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 2013, 11:11 AM   #5
waw74
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: May 2008
2.4 goes through walls and other obstacles better.

where is your aTV?
buried in a cabinet? surrounded by metal? (like placed next to your AV receiver or behind the TV)

in your mind draw a straight line from the base station, to your aTV, what does that line go through.

also keep in mind, when air playing, the signal goes "iphone -> router -> aTV" so both the phone and the aTV have to have clear signal to the router.
waw74 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 2013, 12:45 PM   #6
gamoni
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
NETGEAR N600 (WNDR3400v2)

I have a NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Router (WNDR3400v2). I just bought it so this would all work! I dont understand how my iphone airplays fine though...

Thats a good idea about interference. My router is to the left of my actual tv and the ATV is to the right. My MBP is usually on the coffee table, so i dont see there being much interference but i can try to clear it out, thanks!
gamoni is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2013, 07:51 AM   #7
hallux
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamoni View Post
I have a NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Router (WNDR3400v2). I just bought it so this would all work! I dont understand how my iphone airplays fine though...

Thats a good idea about interference. My router is to the left of my actual tv and the ATV is to the right. My MBP is usually on the coffee table, so i dont see there being much interference but i can try to clear it out, thanks!
If the router and the ATV are on the same table, why not use a wire to hook it up? MUCH more reliable connection.
__________________
2012 15" MBP, 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 750 GB Samsung EVO SSD, Hi-Res glossy
2012 Mac Mini 2.5, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD (soon, need the install kit)
hallux is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2013, 10:10 AM   #8
babens
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
I have a dual band router and have found that Airplay in general seems to work best when the Apple TV is on the 5ghz band and the devices I'm streaming from are on the 2.4ghz band. I have no idea why this is, but it's just my experience.
babens is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2013, 10:29 AM   #9
waw74
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by hallux View Post
If the router and the ATV are on the same table, why not use a wire to hook it up? MUCH more reliable connection.
what he said
waw74 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 2013, 08:41 PM   #10
gamoni
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by hallux View Post
If the router and the ATV are on the same table, why not use a wire to hook it up? MUCH more reliable connection.
Unfortunately, when the ATV is plugged in to the router using Ethernet, my macbookPro wont stream/AirPlay over the wifi network.
gamoni is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2013, 07:28 AM   #11
hallux
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamoni View Post
Unfortunately, when the ATV is plugged in to the router using Ethernet, my macbookPro wont stream/AirPlay over the wifi network.
Hmm, I always figured as long as they were all on the same router AirPlay would work regardless of connection type. May be something I'll have to try, but that means running a LAN cable to my living room for the ATV.
__________________
2012 15" MBP, 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 750 GB Samsung EVO SSD, Hi-Res glossy
2012 Mac Mini 2.5, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD (soon, need the install kit)
hallux is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2013, 08:36 AM   #12
hafr
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamoni View Post
Unfortunately, when the ATV is plugged in to the router using Ethernet, my macbookPro wont stream/AirPlay over the wifi network.
That's odd... It works fine for me.
hafr is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slow 5ghz network via extended wireless network groovyf Mac Peripherals 1 Feb 25, 2014 06:45 PM
Extreme AC Wireless Options 5Ghz Julien Mac Peripherals 7 Jun 13, 2013 11:33 AM
Wireless router 5GHz vs 2.4GHz test, questions. Goofy Yno Mac Peripherals 3 Dec 2, 2012 09:15 AM
Will 15" PBook 1.5GHz keyboard fit to 12" PBook 1.5GHz Zotaccian PowerPC Macs 2 Sep 23, 2012 10:24 AM
2.5GHz or 2.7GHz calebcarithers Buying Tips and Advice 4 Aug 22, 2012 03:23 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC