Apple TV always connected to the Router?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by lamonsas, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2010
    hey guys, i have an airport extreme as my router, i was watching close attention to the router's logs and i noticed that the apple tv is connected to the router 24/7, even when the apple tv is sleeping.

    why is that? is it using up my overall network speed by being connected to the network all the time even though its sleeping?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    It stays connected so it can be ready to turn on for airplay requests. As for lowering your network speed, it won't. It does nothing but ping once in a while to announce that it's there, which uses virtually 0 bandwidth. I would not worry about it.
  3. macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    Exactly what lostless said. Also, it will accept push requests from Apple when there is an update, but wont actually update anything until you select for it to.

    Your bandwidth takes absolutely no hit.

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