New AppleTV Ethernet port: Function?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by psymac, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Does the Ethernet port on the new AppleTV function as a port (or bridge) to extend wireless internet to another device, or does it work as just a port to connect wired internet to the AppleTV from a router?
     
  2. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #2
    If it's like the current ATV then it's just for connection, not sharing. I doubt Internet Sharing is enabled in the iOS, but it could be added later (by Apple or third-party if an app store/jailbreak is done).
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    China Lake, CA
    #3
    Unable to share ATV ethernet port

    psymac,

    I'm having the same problem. I have had an Airport Express behind my home theater setup through which I've been streaming music and sharing the ethernet connection through a downstream router to my HDTV, bluray player, and Directv DVR. That has all worked brilliantly. When I bought a new Apple TV, I was hoping to remove the Airport Express and move it to a different location. However, I have been unable to successfully share the ATV ethernet port to the router or any of those connected devices. I've had to leave the Airport Express there solely for the internet connection. Rats!
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    ATV2 Ethernet port only for connecting device to Internet vice using wifi.
     

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