Cannot activate Home Sharing

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mtbmtb, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    Updated to latest version of iTunes and am trying to set up an ATV2. When I try to activate Home Sharing in iTunes I get the following error message, "Home Sharing could not be activated because an error occurred (-3259). Any ideas what this is before I give up and return the ATV2 for good. Tried reboot, reinstall, etc, etc and have run out of ideas. This has been going on for weeks now. Thought it was the refurb unit I bought and exchanged it for factory one. Thanks in advance for feedback.
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    I'm getting this on my Windows network too. (Win 7, Airport Extreme.) Anyone ever find a solution?
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2007
    Suffolk, UK
    I am also getting not able to authorize home sharing, after the latest applpe tv update and 10.5 itunes
  4. macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Yup, same issue here. I thought I was going crazy this morning - resetting Firewall settings, uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes, repairing and restarting the Bonjour service.

    Other Bonjour services (Air Video, Remote) seem to work, so I think something got hosed specifically with file sharing.
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    So, we should probably all head over to Apple Support and report the problem. (Multiple reports are wayyyy more likely to get it on the fix radar.)

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