Apple TV will not let me add to wireless network, IP stuck

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  1. cowbellallen macrumors regular

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    I've restored my AppleTV via iTunes 4 times now, and it's still bugged.

    It keeps getting assigned an IP address even though it's not plugged into a network, and it won't let me add it to a wireless network.

    Is there anything left I can do to try and get it running?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    What are the first three numbers of the IP address that it is getting?
     
  3. cowbellallen thread starter macrumors regular

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    169
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    That is a self assigned address. That means that the Apple TV is not able to talk to any DHCP server to obtain an address. It also commonly means that it is not connected to any network. Is it connected via Ethernet or wireless?
     
  5. cowbellallen thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not connected to anything. No ethernet cable is plugged in, and it will not let me add it to a wireless network.

    If I do plug an ethernet cable in, nothing happens.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Have you tried multiple Ethernet cables in a know good Ethernet port?
     
  7. cowbellallen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Absolutely. I've even used the same cables with an Apple TV 3....
     
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  9. naples98, Jan 27, 2015
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    What do you mean by it won't let you add it to a wireless network? Can you see the wireless network? If so, what happens when you try to authenticate to it?

    Edit: I'm assuming you have DHCP running on the network and no MAC filtering.

    Edit2: I'm also assuming you have enough IP addresses in the pool to add another system.
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh?

    Can other devices be added?

    What kind of router?

    What kind of network (a/b/g/n)?
     

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