ATV2 wifi/wired question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by twikoff, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    My ATV is running 4.3 (2557) and jailbroken
    in the general settings, under wireless... it makes it look like its connected to my wireless
    despite the fact that i have a cable directly attached

    and I see the msg that says, 'connect an ethernet cable to......' blah blah

    is that msg always up.. or only when its associated and working wireless?

    I know that the atv2 wireless is pretty crappy
    and I tested that wired connection with my laptop last night and was getting 45-50mbs.. so I know its good

    I just want to make sure Im on the wired connection and not running over wireless..

    I guess i could kill the ssid info from the wifi config and see what happens.. but that msg about plugging in an ethernet cable is the part that has me thrown.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    If you're overly concerned about it, just tell the apple TV to forget the wireless info. That will force the wired connection, if it isn't already being used.
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2009
    The Mothership
    I really think I read somewhere, that once your cable is plugged, the wireless gets turned off... Since there is no wireless option in the setting on my setup which is wired I would consider it right.. But if it still happens, you should try to make it forget the network just like milbournosphere said....
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    This is true. I tested this out.

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