AppleTV2 and Home Share

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TricBox, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. TricBox macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Anyone having problems with their ATV2 and Home Share. Mine seems to disconnect for some reason and I have to reboot ATV2 to get it to work. Has anyone else run into this and if so how did you fix it? Also, it seems to affect air play too. Thanks.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    It's most likely your router, possibly the DCHP not holding on to the address.
  3. NumberNine macrumors regular

    May 12, 2011
    I have the same problem. Netflix works fin but home sharing always drops out.

    In my situation it drops out and iTunes freezes.

    I have tried wireless and wired and it's the same issue.

    There have been multiple threads about it here and at Apples forums.

    I think it is an issue with iTunes or the firmware of the ATV2.
  4. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    I really have never experienced this. However, I have assigned IP addresses on my APextreme for all of my connected devices in the home.
    May want to assign fixed IP's OP, see if that helps. Also, make sure your iTunes Library server is on the exact same network as your tv, I.E. 5ghz vs 2.4ghz.
  5. TricBox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Well I had this problem once before and when Apple did an update to the ATV2 it fixed the problem. All my wired and wireless connections have a static address. So I guess I'm probably stuck until the ATV2 gets another update, because Home Share works on all of my computers without a problem.

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