Can an Apple TV be connected to iMac by cable?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BuffaloG, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. BuffaloG macrumors newbie

    BuffaloG

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Location:
    Lowestoft, England
    #1
    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
     
  2. GilesM macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    #2
    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.
     
  3. gerabbi macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    #3
    Crossover ethernet and it will work. At least it does for me.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #4
    A crossover cable is probably unnecessary. The iMac will autosense and adjust accordingly.
     

Share This Page