Can I reconfigure AppleTV to allow access to my directv reciever?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by seatguy, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    I currently use an airport express to allow my directv reciever access to the internet for on demand using a network cable and reconfiguring the port. I am going to get an appletv unit and wonder if i can do the same?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    No, the AppleTV does not work as a router. It's like an iPod for your television, that's all.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Burlington, MA, USA
    If you patchstick the aTV it can act as a regular system, but you would have to Google around to see if it can be set up to route between the wireless and wired interface. Even if it could, it wouldn't act as a firewall by default, so you would have to be very good about manually setting up firewall rules without any GUI.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Thanks I was hoping i could use it in place of my airport express but i guess i have to keep them both there...:mad:

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