ATV2 Loses Wifi Connectivity

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by whsbuss, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Just picked up the new ATV2 and I have expereinced a loss of connectivity at times, especially after sleep mode. When this happens, there's no connection to itunes store, youtube, or my itunes computer.

    After re-entering the WPA key under network settings, it works correctly. I tried doing a manual IP setup (eliminating DHCP) it works better but it did fail once.

    I've had a similar problem with my iphone 4 under iOS 4.1 (which is the latest OS on ATV2 now). I would have to turn off/on the wifi and it would be fine for a while. Since iOS 4.2.1 its virtually eliminated that issue.

    There are only a few wifi network in the area, most under 80db of strength so I don't think interference is a problem. Besides, all my other computers never lose their wifi connections. Anyone else having these problems? Apple discussions has a pretty large thread on this.
  2. Lobojpm macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
    I'm having the exact same issue. My signal strength always looks pretty solid, and once I re-enter the wifi password, I'm good to go for that session. But next time I turn on the device, I often find that it has forgotten the wifi password and I have to re-enter it. Kind of frustrating.

    I may try assigning a static IP to see if that helps (seems like a good suggestion to try). I haven't updated to iOS 4.2.1 yet- I wonder if that will fix it?

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