How to connect Apple TV to PC with no WiFi

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GSX, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. GSX
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    macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2009

    I am trying to help my aunt with setting up an Apple TV in her house, but I have a few questions. Currently she has a PC with no WiFi capabilities. The PC is located in a room separate from the TV in the living room. I want to make everything as simple as possible to setup and run, and keep it affordable.

    I was thinking that she could use a usb WiFi adapter to give her PC WiFi. I have no experience with these though. Will it work with an Apple TV? Will it be able to transmit at a speed fast enough for videos? What should I be looking for with one of these things?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. swirlybee
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    Oct 24, 2007
    Is there a wireless router somewhere in the equation? You could connect it via ethernet wire to the pc.
  3. 87vert
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    Oct 7, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    You can add a wireless card to her pc and create an ad-hoc network or just pop in a cheap router and have a wireless network.
  4. GSX
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    Oct 28, 2009
    Thanks for the replies.

    Currently she does not have a wireless router.

    Maybe a wireless router might be a better option. Which router should I be looking for? I think most people like Linksys routers. What are most people using these days?

    Thanks again.
  5. marmac
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    Nov 17, 2010
    my pc that does not have a wireless card is connected to airport express.
    the beauty of that is i can stream itunes from my pc to apple tv. you can get one refurb for $69. not too different in price from a wireless card or usb stick.

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