Apple TV problems since update

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  1. ninety5eclipz, Feb 18, 2014
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    ninety5eclipz macrumors member

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    I recently updated my ATV 3 to the latest firmware. Ever since streaming movies from my iTunes on my laptop has been slow. Movies always stopping and buffering. Even with home sharing turned on sometimes it won't connect to my laptop and read my library. I have to constantly restart the ATV. I've checked my internet and the speed is fine. I've reinstalled iTunes on my laptop and reset the ATV to factory settings. Same problem. Never had any issues before I updated. Anyone else having problems?
     
  2. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Your internet speed really does not affect streaming from your laptop. before we can give you an answer, can you tell us more about your setup?

    what laptop are you using
    where is the content stored(local disk, external drive or NAS)
    how is your laptop connected to your network(wired or wifi)
    How is your ATV connected (wired or wifi)
    what network hardware are you using(router, switches etc)
    Are you running the latest iTunes version
     
  3. ninety5eclipz thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple TV problems since update


    My laptop is a little older since I only use it for streaming purposes.

    Sony vaio VPCEE23FX, Win 7, AMd Athalon II P320, Dual core 2.10 Ghz, 5 gb ram.

    Netgear N600 WNDR3400V3 wireless router.

    Westell 6100H ADSL modem (stock from provider).

    Verbatim USB1TB external hard
    drive.

    iTunes is updated.

    Laptop is connected wirelessly. ATV hard wired.
     
  4. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Connect the laptop by ethernet and see if that helps.
     
  5. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    I had similar problems. It could be the latest firmware. I downgraded the firmware on my Apple TV to 5.3 and that solved my problem.
     
  6. ImacOP macrumors newbie

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    How did you downgrade?

    Was having issues when I turned on my apple tv today, so i updated and now nothing is working.
     
  7. lexvo macrumors 65816

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  8. ninety5eclipz thread starter macrumors member

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    I have yet to try this as my laptops Ethernet port is missing a driver. I've done searches on Sony and everywhere else and cannot seem to fond it. I'm going to do a factory restore today and I'll post results if it fixes the issue.
     

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