Apple TV 2 as Wireless Access Point

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by client n9ne, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    If I were to jailbreak my ATV2 would I be able to configure it as a wireless access point and use it's ethernet connection to give wired access to my wireless network just as the airport express does?
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    No.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Well that was short and directly to the point.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    Comeagain?

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    Well that was short and directly to the point.

    Why not then? We'll make it longer.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Hello...

    Hi Comeagain, :)

    I need help with an ATV2, any way to message or e-mail you directly??

    --Nutsbeme
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    Comeagain?

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    I can't help you. Sorry. I don't have an Apple TV. I was trying (apparently to vaguely..) to see if Intel would say why that couldnt be done. The hardwares there.
     
  7. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    I can help with your Apple TV problem.

    While the Apple TV can probably work like an access point, it would not work very well. One could trying finding out what binary file the iPhone 4 uses to make a WiFi hotspot and transfer it over to the Apple TV. Once the proper initialization commands have been found, one would have to hope that it is able to take the Ethernet connection and use that instead of the cellular connection is would be using on an iPhone. There are also many other things it could need, such as the proper lib caches and WiFi chipset support. Both of which a 3Gs and iPod Touch 4G running 4.3.X lack.
     

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