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Old Feb 17, 2011, 10:04 PM   #1
deathbyart
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Issues with DD-WRT & Atv (2g)

I bought a Dlink N router that is flashed with DD-WRT. My whole network works fantastically and my Apple TV has access to my network and Internet. I can browse through Netflix and select something to watch but it won't actually play it. The same goes for attempting to stream a tv show or movie from ITunes over the network. Although I did successfully play music.

This is in incredibly frustrating and hoping there is some setting I missed.. Maybe firewall is blocking it... I don't know...

Suggestions?
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 04:27 PM   #2
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Use 8.8.8.8 DNS

Exactly the same symptoms... I found in a different post that setting a static IP on the ATV and using a Google DNS (008.008.008.008) would work... And it did!

Here's the original thread: http://discussions.apple.com/message...ageID=12363710
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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There are a ton of horror stories with Netflix streaming and the ATV2. Check the Apple discussion forums. I couldn't get it to work reliably so I went to a Mac Mini and Plex.
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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The dns change is the fix. I had the same problem...
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help guys. I honestly think it has to do with the freaking dd-wrt firmware. I had everything up and running just fine with a Linksys G router.. thought having an N would be even better.
It was like inviting a Gremlin into my network..
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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dd-wrt is definitely the problem. I guess I should have said the dns change is the work around...once I switched my ipad and appletv to static dns 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 it started working again.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 11:20 AM   #7
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I run DD-WRT, but I have ti set to the static 8.8.8.8 DNS servers and don't have issues. All of my devices get static DHCP leases.
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