dropped connection

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dubbed82, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. dubbed82 macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2008
    hey all, i just got my apple tv and have been playing around with it.. one problem i'm having is that the connection keeps dropping, and itunes doesn't see the apple tv often (nothing under 'sources'). i have a wireless g router, and the apple tv is in the next room, on a shelf not obstructed by anything. what's going on? the 'signal strength' on the apple tv network settings shows maximum bars. the only thing that works is putting in the 5 digit code into itunes, only to have it drop again. am i doing something wrong? why won't it show up in itunes?
  2. jataga macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009
    this might help

    I'm a PC user and over the past few days, my AppleTV has been dropping out of itunes for no what seemed to be no apparent reason. I loaded iTunes on different PCs, entered the access code in iTunes and every time, the AppleTV would drop out after about 5 minutes.

    I was reading a little about WEP and other security settings and I remember that before i upgraded to a different access point, i was only using MAC address filtering and nothing else. When i installed the new access point, I didn't use MAC filtering and only WEP.

    Something with the encryption i was using because i turned the encryption off and turned on MAC filtering. I need some type of security even though MAC filtering isn't that great. Anyway, it works like a charm. Apparently WEP or WPA doesn't work well with the latest versions of appleTV and/or iTunes.

    I hope this helps.

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