Apple TV and Wireless - router Key issues?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GilesM, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. GilesM macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008

    I hope you can help, I have an Apple TV for a couple of years now, connected via ethernet hard wired and it's great.

    I have been advising a friend and he thinks Apple TV is right for him, but has asked if there is a problem with the current version of apple TV connecting via Wi-Fi, he has heard that apparently the Apple TV asks for the router key each time you go to use it.

    Is this true or is it perhaps relating to a faulty unit that some one out there may have?

    I can't advise him because;

    1) my Apple TV is the older version with the hard Disk
    2) mine is connected vie ethernet

    Any comments, does the new Apple TV always ask for the router key?
  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

    Dark Dragoon

    Jul 28, 2006
    My AppleTV 2 only ever had to have the network key entered during setup, it has not asked me for the key again.
  3. benoitgphoto macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2007
    #3 really think that ?

    I'll answer anyway : it does not always ask for the router key and always stays connected...
  4. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Just setup my ATV1 and it has only asked once no matter what TV I connect it to anywhere in the house, and I power it off and unplug it each time, so if anything it would be asking for the key everytime it powers up and it does not.
  5. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
    Thanks everybody for your answers... My friend has decided to buy Apple TV.. good choice I say!

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