Anyone have Apple TV on switch?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JimBanville, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. JimBanville macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2014
    With all the smart devices in my home theater, I installed a tp-link smart network switch tonight. I had never used a switch before. I'm trying to take the load off my wifi. I noticed that when i first connected everything up, it took a few minutes for the signal to start, versus if I just connected up with the cable coming straight from the router (bypassing the switch). Once it started, everything (speed) was fine. No lag. No issues. Anyway, the issue now is it's looking like after my Apple TV is off for awhile and I go to use it again, it sits at the "accessing (Netflix, YouTube, music, etc)" screen for about a minute before I can use it. Do tp-link smart switches go to sleep? All the lights were on (I think). This sucks!
  2. Shawn Parr macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
    The smart switch line are managed switches which support a lot of feature like VLANs, QOS, and tagging. Unless you have experience with any of that I would suggest one of their unmanaged switches, which are a lot cheaper. It is possible the default settings on the switch are causing the Apple TV to have to reconfigure or renegotiate something every time the Apple TV comes back on.

    I have one of their unmanaged switches and so far it has been great. I don't have my Apple TV connected, but I do have several other devices and none of them show a delay in connectivity like you are seeing.
  3. JimBanville thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Ok, so I also have an apple tv in the bedroom that has been on wifi, but I had also ran a cable to it from the router directly (it donesn't go through the switch). I discovered last night that it too has the delay in receiving a signal! The "accessing [whatever app]" screen and spinning thing last about a minute. once, it starts, there is no lag or loss of signal. There has never been a delay when it was using wifi. This is bizarre.

    I read a post somewhere where turning off ipv6 fixed that persons issue with delayed turn on of an apple TV.

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