As a router/basestation?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mkaiser1, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Can the :apple:TV be used as a basestation/wireless router in the same way as my Aiport Express can? If so, I think I'm gonna have to get one.
  2. macrumors demi-god


    If you plug your DSL/cable modem directly into the AppleTV's ethernet port, it will not be able to share the connection with other computers in your house.
  3. macrumors member

    oh bugger. Well then, since my current wireless router is useless (came free from our ISP) which of the following should I do:
    • Use my Airport Express as my router
    • sell my aiport express and buy an Aiport Extreme so I can use 802.11n
    • Sell my aiport express and buy a Time Capsule so I can use 802.11n AND have a back up hard drive

    :) Decisions, decisions...
  4. macrumors demi-god

    Personally, I'm waiting for Time Capsule. :)

    I'm doing OK with manually plugging a USB drive into my MBP once or twice a month for Time Machine to do its thing, but if it did it automatically via wireless, that'd be awesome.

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