ATV2 - Convenient way to enter wireless password?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by itickings, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    Is there any convenient way to configure an AppleTV 2 to join a wireless network with a long and complicated password, or is punching it in via the remote the only viable way?

    I'm open to jailbreaking if that'll simplify things.

    In this case the network is set to WPA2 personal but I'm sure I'll run into other configurations as well. Not that I expect that to make any difference...
  2. EmmEff macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Not that I'm aware of... sure would be nice to be able to pair up a Bluetooth keyboard, though.
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    how about using your iphone/ipod or ipad

    thats what i use as a remote

    download the free remote app
  4. Drew n macs macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    IPHONE/IPOD/IPAD. The remote APP (free) for the idevices gives you a keyboard on the idevice which is nice. Not sure if that you are aware of this.
  5. brand, Mar 14, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011

    brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    That's a very good tip that I hadn't thought of. Especially since it can be used without jailbreaking.

    Never mind, I should have remembered that it have to be on the same wireless network.
  6. itickings thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestions so far.

    Unfortunately you can't configure the wireless network while connected to the wired network and you can't use the Remote App without a network as far as I know. That makes it very difficult to join a wireless network using the Remote App...
  7. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I'm not su, but the Apple TV 2 may show up in the iPhone Configuration Utility when plugged into a computer. Make sure it shows up in iTunes and it isn't in Recovery Mode. You'll be able to use iPhone Configuration Utility to put a wireless profile on it. Of course, I don't know if it'll actually show up or not.
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    I am in the same boat. I even had 2 networks going so I can use the Remote App and tried other things, nothing. If you find a way I will be very interested.
  9. itickings thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    Thanks. I really really like the outside of the box-thinking on this one, no matter if it works or not. I'll give it a try if I can find a suitable USB cable. Not very hopeful that it'll show up, but well worth a try.

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