Using iPhone as remote while connected via Ethernet

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Megatron7542, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Megatron7542, Jul 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2013
    I am away from home and forgot the Apple TV remote. I am connected via Ethernet, and cannot use my phone as a remote unless I connect the Apple TV via WiFi, and I can't connect via WiFi unless I can use a remote.

    Any solution will be appreciated.

    The video that is posted in most of the other places I have searched was no help to me.

    I do have the remote app but it doesn't find my Apple TV while connected via Ethernet
  2. macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    I use my iphone as a remote with me apple tv on ethernet. However my iphone is in the wifi of the same network.
    Unless you can connect your iphone to the network your apple tv uses then it wont work
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Northwest Ohio
    I suggest you find an Apple store or an Apple dealer such as Best Buy and purchase an extra Apple TV remote.
  4. macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    This. It sounds like the WIFI and the Ethernet are not on the same network. Oh sure they might both get their "internet" from the same connection, but my guess is that the WIFI is a "guest" network that has it's own DHCP server, thus they do not talk between the two.

    This is very common is hotels.

    EDIT: OP. Do you have a laptop with you that could use to setup an ad-hoc wifi and hook your AppleTV and iPhone to?

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