Can you share the ATV internet connection?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jtrain73, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. jtrain73 macrumors newbie

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    Loving my ATV, and really glad they included wireless N for easy connectivity without running wires.

    I have some other components that I would like to connect and was thinking it would be great if you could share the wireless connection from the ATV with the other components (that are not wireless).

    Is there a way to do this like you can with a mac? The ethernet port is just sitting there, is there a way to make it active?
     
  2. rayward macrumors 68000

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    I don't know whether you can hack the ATV to do what you want with the ethernet port , but you can achieve the same result with an Airport Express unit ($99), which now supports wireless n.
     
  3. jtrain73 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but that is an additional $100 to spend :(

    A hack would be free. Really they should enable this as a feature.
     
  4. rayward macrumors 68000

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    I agree. Especially as the n band has such limited range compared to g. You'd think that any device capable of extending a wireless network should just go ahead and do it by default. But then you might not have need for a $100 Airport Express...
     

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