Creating a network using iPhone and wifi tethering and ATV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by s1m, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. s1m macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    Hi all

    I have tried a few searches but haven't found any success so far. I am going on vacation later this year and I wouldn't mind taking some entertainment to keep the little ones happy.

    I currently have an Apple TV2 which streams multiple kids movies/TV shows to our TV either from the iPhone, iPad or iTunes.

    At the beach house we are going to there is no WiiFi network.

    What I would like to do is tether the ATV2 to my iPhone and then plug the ATV2 into a TV in the beach house.

    Is this possible? I don't want to use any 3G just essentially create a mini wifi network in the beach house to get stuff from multiple different devices onto the TV screen.

    Any thoughts?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Its possible, but you have to have your iPhone tether to the WiFi. If you don't want this, you can use your laptop to make a network or pick up a cheap wireless router or an Airport Express.
  4. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2009
    Plano, TX
    I would just get a Airport Express or another cheap router. Much easier to set up and use.
  5. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Or find a first gen. Apple TV to use. I bought an extra refurbished first gen model after the Apple TV 2 came out for this very reason. I have three young children and using my iPhone or iPad as the dedicated movie player on vacation was problematic as 1) that device couldn't be used while playing movies and 2) I couldn't bring nearly as large a selection of films as the 160 GB Apple TV.

    Now I just power it up before we leave, load up whatever content is needed and pack it up for the trip. Really the one true advantage the first gen model has over the newer unit.

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