Apple TV(2nd Gen) Networking Issue

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by obsesivegamer, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. obsesivegamer macrumors newbie

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    So I recently hooked up my apple tv in my dorm room. I know it works because I tested it at home, my dorm requires my router(airport express) to be in bridge mode and to use DHCP. I beleive my university assigns me an ip adresses that stays the same but is not considered a static IP. So I connect it to my wirless network and I can connect to my itunes library fine, However I can't connect to apple or the internet and my network page tells me this:

    Network Name: Dorm Net
    IP: DHCP 172.xx.25.x (x is a number just don't want to disclose)
    Subnet Mask 255.255.254.0
    router Address 172.30.xx.x
    dns Address 128.6.216.19
    wifi address 58:55:ca:08:8d:e0
    and my signal strength is good
     
  2. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a router setup issue. You're saying you cant connect to the internet from any of your devices?
     
  3. obsesivegamer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No my Wifi works, abd I am able to view my itunes library.
     
  4. holmen09 macrumors newbie

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    I do not know if this applies to your university, but last year mine had it set up where they did DHCP reservations based on you MAC address. If you did not have your MAC address registered with IT, you could get local network access, but it would not allow you to connect to the internet. This could be why your laptop can connect to the internet and your AppleTV can't. You could clone the MAC of your laptop for the airport express, have it set up a network instead of being in bridged mode, which should work, at least that is what I had to do last year.
     

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