Can an Apple TV be connected to iMac by cable?

BuffaloG

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Nov 22, 2009
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Lowestoft, England
Hello All. Sorry in advance for my lack of technical expertise. My apple TV is nearly a year old, and I have just upgraded my iMac to 10.6.2.
My Apple TV has stopped communicating with my iMac. I upgraded last weekend - that could be the problem. I want to know if I can connect it directly to the iMac via cable and set up a network or do I need other equipment.
I would ideally like to get it working wirelessly but if a direct cable will have to be fitted - so be it.

Anyway any help would be appreciated.

Buffalo:):):D

Many thanks to GilesM, gerabbi and CaveMan I will give it a try
 

GilesM

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Oct 17, 2008
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Not sure, but you could try a crossover RJ45 cable from the ethernet port on the MAC to the ethernet port on the Apple TV.
'Straight' cables connect devices to a network and 'crossover' cables are used to connect direct from device to device, at least that's how it used to work with PC's last time I did this, many years ago though.

Might be worth a try if you can get a crossover cable.
 

gerabbi

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Feb 8, 2009
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Hello All. Sorry in advance for my lack of technical expertise. My apple TV is nearly a year old, and I have just upgraded my iMac to 10.6.2.
My Apple TV has stopped communicating with my iMac. I upgraded last weekend - that could be the problem. I want to know if I can connect it directly to the iMac via cable and set up a network or do I need other equipment.
I would ideally like to get it working wirelessly but if a direct cable will have to be fitted - so be it.

Anyway any help would be appreciated.

Buffalo:):):D
Crossover ethernet and it will work. At least it does for me.
 

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