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Apple TV and Enterprise Security Networks


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 17, 2012
As many of you know, without an internet connection, the Apple TV is rendered pretty much useless.

My university uses an enterprise security network, which the Apple TV refuses to connect to. Also, if I try to make my Macbook Pro into an access point via internet sharing, the network auto-diconnects and won't allow me to re-connect until I have turned off internet sharing.

Here is what I have:
Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion)
Apple TV 3

What can I do to get my Apple TV connected to the Internet?

Note: I'm on a student budget, so while I greatly appreciate any and all help, I kindly ask ideas to be at least semi-affordable. Thanks!
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Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
It sounds to me like you're only option would be to find a way to use a different network. I hate to say it but like a cellular one.

Perhaps someone else has some nifty ideas for you, but if the ATV cannot connect to the enterprise level network, you're SOL. You could check the jailbreak forums and see if there are hacks to enable this.


macrumors Core
Jul 24, 2006
The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
You could check the jailbreak forums and see if there are hacks to enable this.

This won't work. Even if the hack broke the enterprise security controls they'd find out and shut it down in a hurry. In addition the OP probably signed a "terms of use" type document that states they'll abide by the university's network policies regarding unauthorized devices.


macrumors newbie
Aug 22, 2012
I go to Ohio State and what I do to get around the schools network is set up the internet sharing using your Mac. Just go to settings then sharing then internet sharing. Select Ethernet to WiFi then BAM! you just set up your own WiFi network and get to enjoy all of the AppleTV benefits!
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