ATV does not recognize Internet free wireless network setup in iMac

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PpiMac, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. PpiMac macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008

    I bought an apple tv and I don't have Internet yet but I thought I could still link it to my mac.

    I did some search on the forums and I learnt that you can create a wireless network and make apple tv connect to it.

    I created the wireless network and my iPhone connected to it but apple tv won't recognize it. I tried typing it manually, restarting atv, resetting to factory settings all with no avail.

    Any idea how I can get around it?

    I even called apple and spent 40 minutes on the phone and they were hopeless.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Is it an ad-hoc network (computer to computer) or do you have a base station. If it's ad-hoc, I wouldn't be surprised that it doesn't work.
  3. PpiMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    Yes it's ad hoc computer to computer. It's works just fine for the iPhone, I can remote control itunes using the iPhone
  4. PpiMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    Thanks for that, it is precisely what I have done but Atv just doesn't recognize a comp to comp adhoc wireless network.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

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