Can Apple TV connect to new iMac without router

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rsted222, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. rsted222 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2011
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    sure, just click your wifi icon and click create network, then have the tv join that network.
  3. rsted222 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2011
    Is it fairly fast?

    Right now I'm using a Belkin N150 and have all sorts of connection issues.

    I'm also wondering if a simple airport express do the trick.
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    That Belkin is a lower end model so the performance might not be as good as the higher products in the model line. The best connection is with an ethernet cable to each connected device. Those connections are much more reliable and higher performing. I tend to use wi-fi only where its impractical to run ethernet and\or my main interest is portability. With a device like an ATV that tends to stay put at the TV I just ran one ethernet cable there. Then I've got a network 5-port network switch with cables running to my Bluray player, ATV and Satellite receiver. All of them need internet connectivity and thats the best way to provide high performance, reliable and cheap connections.
  5. leeds utd fc macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    Leeds UK
    Yes. I use airport express to connect the atv to my iMac with no problems.
  6. rsted222 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2011

    That would be some work in this house. i guess I could run it through the attic.

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