N router for PC itunes sharing and Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Tigger11, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I had a Belkin G router, and it worked fine with the Itunes sharing and playing Itunes content over my Apple TV. It stopped working a couple of weeks ago, and I replaced it with a Belkin Share 300, which is an N router and I can hook an External drive to it, which is nice, but despite my best efforts I cant get Itunes sharing working on the router, and if I'm understanding the reply from customer support correctly they dont support itunes sharing on the router at this time. Anyone have a suggested wired/wireless N router that will let me share the itunes libraries between the families computers and the Apple TV 2.0?
    Thanks
    -Tig
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I use Airport Extreme Base Station - works a charm.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC340LL/A/AirPort-Extreme?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mg&mco=MTMzNzU2NDk
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    Doing networking for a living and Belkin makes a crap router.

    I had one then got a Time Capsule and I really like them. So easy to set up and use.
     
  4. stuartmeyers, Feb 2, 2011
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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I second (or is it 4th or 5th by now ;) ) the Airport Extreme. I set it up over a year ago and haven't had any trouble yet. All of my previous routers (netgear and a couple linksys) had to be reset at least once a week if not once a day. The simultaneous dual band and USB port for an external are musts for me.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Thanks all, I think I've found my new router, after just 7 or 8 of you suggested it :).
    -Tig
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    I'm on an Airport Express, and my next router will definitely be an AirPort Extreme (or possibly another Time Capsule — will have to check on the heat issue after my first one). For the ease-of-setup and reliability (and guaranteed compatibility with the rest of my gear), it's quite worth the price to me. I don't think I've ever once had to reset them because of internet troubles (though I have for other reasons, of course).
     

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