ATV question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by robrose20, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. robrose20
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    macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    I just got a Toshiba A30 HD-DVD player and I want to hook it up to the internet. I noticed the Apple TV has an ethernet port on the back. Can this be used to attach a device to my wireless network or is it strickly to attach ATV to a wired network. If so, would anyone recommend an airport express? I just don't want to lay cable all the way accross the room to my extreme base station.

  2. janstett
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    macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2006
    Chester, NJ
    Apple TV is not a wireless router.

    You could get another Airport Express and use it as a wireless repeater for your existing base station. Or, I would run a single cable to a hub/switch for both the Apple TV and the Toshiba HD-DVD player as wired is always faster. I don't think you'll need the HD-DVD player hooked up all the time so you could just run a cable when you need firmware updates.

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