ATV3 with Gigabit ethernet switch question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by belarocks, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. belarocks macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    Has anyone had issues staying "connected" or seeing the ATV on their network when connected via Ethernet using a switch? I'm trying to cut down on the number of WiFi devices in the house/network and have the ability to hardwire some of our devices. I recall having issues with my ATV1 a number of years ago using a switch once the ATV1 went to sleep.

    Thanks in advance for your help-
  2. Cinephi1e macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Northwest Ohio
    Everything except mobile devices (laptops, iPhones & iPads) are hardwired in our house, including the ATV's. The connections are cable modem -> old airport extreme -> 16-port gigabit switch. Everything is then connected to the gigabit switch with cat6 wiring, including the new airport extreme that provides the WiFi for the house. Never had any problems with the setup even with multiple streams. It is a lot of work to do all this, but it is really worth it.
  3. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    4 of my 5 apple tv's are hard wired gigabit and no issues.
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Why would u not go wired if able? Don't be lazy, it's a cable, click-click ur done. Whatever ATV1 prob that is ancient history.

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