iTunes wifi sync/home sharing to Apple TV kills my wifi.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AreYouIn?, Nov 7, 2012.

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    AreYouIn?

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    Sorry if this has been asked before but I googled and searched the forums and haven't been able to find this question.

    When I try to wireless sync my phone to my itunes it kills the wifi. It still shows that the phone is syncing, though taking forever. No other device in the house can load a webpage though. It kills everything until I go reset the router and cable modem. The same thing goes for streaming music from my computer to my apple tv through home sharing. It kills everything but the music still streams just fine.

    Is there some setting I have off in my computer or something? Any help would be much appreciated. I just updated to mountain lion last night but this was happening with lion and snow leopard before as well. I have a mid 2010 13 inch macbook pro. Time Warner is my internet provider.
     
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    BanterClaus

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    You could try creating an ad-hoc WiFi network.

    If you're using your Mac with an ethernet cable then follow this guide: http://www.techloban.com/how-to-share-your-macbook-pros-internet-connection-via-airport/gadgets/laptops

    OR

    If you aren't then you could create a ad-hoc network anyway but your devices won't be able to connect to the internet if they want to stream but this technique may be useful as it should stop the rest of the network being killed by the streaming.

    Click the WiFi symbol on your Mac and hit create network. Then when you want to stream just connect your devices to this mini network and your main network should be uninterrupted.

    If you're on Windows; sorry I have no idea.
     
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    wlossw

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    what kind of wireless router are you using?
     
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    AreYouIn?

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    linksys wrt54g

    It is also hooked up to a sprint signal booster.
     
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    wlossw

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    That is your problem. You need a faster router. Get a dual band wireless n router ASAP! It will solve your streaming issues for less than 100$. (And speed up everything else too!)
     

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