Apple TV 3rd Gen Networking Questions

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  1. bob616, Dec 10, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    So I have an Apple TV that I am trying to setup to work with my home network. My setup is a Time Capsule hooked up to the cable modem, then an Airport Extreme (attached through ethernet) that is extended the wireless network from that, and an old linksys box that I have disabled the wireless for that I am using to split an ethernet port on the Time Capsule.

    The Apple TV is attached to the linksys, but AirPlay doesn't show up on any of my devices (iMac with with ethernet or iPhone with wifi). When the I hook up the Apple TV through wifi then AirPlay does show up. I am guessing that this is caused by the Apple routers assigning an IP address tarted with "10." while the linksys is assigning the Apple TV an IP address starting with "192." Is there any way to fix this?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2012
    You need to make sure your Linksys is in "bridge mode."
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2012

    Your TC IP address should be Your AirPort Extreme should be The Linksys IP address should be You can have both TC and AE running at the same time, but change the channel that the wireless is running on. If you don't change wireless channel, you will have interference from both wireless AP's. what ever you do, just make sure each device has a different IP address. Most devices default to You need to change each device to have a different IP address.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2012
    You need to turn off DHCP on the Linksys device.

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