ATV2 Network Speeds

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JonnyAlpha, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. JonnyAlpha macrumors regular

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    Hi, I am upgrading my Network and need to check the Network speed of all my components.
    I have an AppleTV2, What Network throughput will I get from the Ethernet and the WiFi.

    I found theses spec but are they ATV2 or was there a second generation ATV 1 ?.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/sp598
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The AppleTVs are 10/100 when using wired Ethernet, 802.11n without bonding is 130-150 but it's a crapshoot. Wired if possible is your best option. Either way it's plenty for the type of streaming media the ATV supports.
     
  3. jeff92k7 macrumors member

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    That 130-150 (144/150) on wireless N is only with MIMO devices. The Apple TV is not MIMO capable and runs at a max connected speed of 72Mbps for WiFi.

    At best, you'll get about 50Mbps of sustained throughput to the Apple TV via a Wireless N network with no interference. In reality, you can expect closer to 30-35Mbps via WiFi. Still, that's plenty fast enough to stream 1080P content.

    If you want reliability and sustained speeds, use a wired connection.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Thanks, I stand corrected. I've got all my stationary devices on wired Ethernet.
     

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