apple tv issues

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by zukin2956, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. zukin2956 macrumors newbie

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    have apple tv2 can not get it connect to my wifi network.
    any ideas or suggestions?
     
  2. Stewart21 macrumors regular

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    Search this forum for the umpteen exact question and the answers. Here's a starter tho. Reboot your router.
     
  3. firedept macrumors 603

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    I had to extend my wifi network to get mine to work. Had a floor and a wall between router and atv. Once extended, there was no issue.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    That sounds like one of those, Doctor, am sick, what's wrong with me![/]

    Is it plugged in?
    Did it EVER worked?
    Can u PING it?
    Does it work WIRED?
     
  5. Marli macrumors regular

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    Based on the talk on the internet, home sharing with iTunes has never worked, has it. I know I haven't had it work for more than a few minutes, trying all the "fixes"
     
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Has worked for me, every single day. For over a year by now.
     
  7. Marli macrumors regular

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    So your the one I have heard about... Screen sharing works great. inet access work, home sharing just doesn't.
     
  8. institute macrumors regular

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    Works for me too. Any issues are usually network related and are cleared up by rebooting the router. Make sure you are using DHCP reservations for your ATVs and computer and the most recent versions of ATV firmware and iTunes.
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure fixed IP-s are a must (eg I have a normal DHCP address on my aTV but reserved address on iTunes server), but proper DNS service and iTunes Store access are vital for Home Sharing authentication.
    Don't know if it plays a role, but I use a separate Apple ID for Home Sharing purpose only. All the Macs and iDevices in my household Home Share with that ID. Everyone uses his/her own Apple ID for Store purchases & downloads.
     
  10. Marli macrumors regular

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    This is old, but I worked it out. If you have IPV6 enabled Apple TV just doesn't work problerly. Disable it and it's all good.
     

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