ATV Plugged into Switch at entertainment center

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Sean Dempsey, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    I have 1 ethernet port at my entertainment center, but I need to plug in a xbox360, slingbox, ATV and soon a PS3.

    I am just curious if the ATV has any fits or glitches when being plugged into a switch, which is then plugged into the routher?

    The one I want is the Linksys EZXS55W EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch, since my router is a Linksys. I've read that sometimes the ATV doesn't work correctly with a switch and I just want to be sure.
  2. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    My ATV is connected to a switch (Netgear) in my LR, which connects to another switch (Dlink) downstairs in my wife's office, which connects to a switch (Linksys) in my office, which finally connects to a router (Linksys). The ATV, and everything else that's connected, works fine.
  3. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
    My setup is pretty similar (3 switches between ATV and router), and everything works fine: ATV and Airport Express connected to netgear gigabit switch (1) in 1st floor entertainment center; which is connected to a netgear gigabit switch (2) in basement, which is connected to netgear gigabit switch (3) in garage, which, finally, is connected to netgear rangemax router in second floor office.

    It's amazing that when I built my house in 2005, I didn't foresee needing an ethernet port near my entertainment center. I initially had 8 ethernet ports wired into the house, and, in the last 2+ years, I've had to add 1 in the garage, 2 in the attic, 3 in the basement, and 1 on the first floor.

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