Going on vacation with atv

Nychot

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Renting a house with wifi. Want to bring my atv. What am going to have to do to get it working (hopefully the 40 inch flat screen has hdmi). So hiw to set up. Tips most appreciated.
 

mic j

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Renting a house with wifi. Want to bring my atv. What am going to have to do to get it working (hopefully the 40 inch flat screen has hdmi). So hiw to set up. Tips most appreciated.
know the router password :D
 

maturola

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Oct 29, 2007
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Renting a house with wifi. Want to bring my atv. What am going to have to do to get it working (hopefully the 40 inch flat screen has hdmi). So hiw to set up. Tips most appreciated.
1)Plug it in. (Power and HDMI)
2)Enter the Wifi Information.
3) Enjoy. ;)
 

AtomicEdge

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Mar 23, 2009
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Don't forget to take your remote with you. I usually use the Remote App and completely forgot that you can't use that until it's on the wifi...
 

OptyCT

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Don't forget to take your remote with you. I usually use the Remote App and completely forgot that you can't use that until it's on the wifi...
This is the best piece of advice given. I went on vacation, forgot the remote, then had to go buy an overpriced ethernet cable to hook up to the router. Luckily, the router at the house we were renting was near the main television. If I had the remote, all would've been well.
 

dynaflash

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Mar 27, 2003
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Since the OP didn't specify which rev of atv ... I will assume atv 2 or atv 3. That said imo this was one huge advantage of the atv 1. Internal storage. I use my atv 1 up at my cabin where we don't even have internet access etc. Works a treat. load up 150 GB of movies, stick it in a duffle bag and plug it in when I get there. Fantastic. Just a thought.
 

G5isAlive

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Since the OP didn't specify which rev of atv ... I will assume atv 2 or atv 3. That said imo this was one huge advantage of the atv 1. Internal storage. I use my atv 1 up at my cabin where we don't even have internet access etc. Works a treat. load up 150 GB of movies, stick it in a duffle bag and plug it in when I get there. Fantastic. Just a thought.
good point, brings up another question and one I should be able to look up (so I apologize), but for you to use airplay with the ATV do both devices have to be in an established network or can they communicate directly (so you can play movies on your phone on your ATV) and thus avoid the dreaded have to know the local wifi password (not that I am avoiding the great router password debate of 2012)?

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This is the best piece of advice given. I went on vacation, forgot the remote, then had to go buy an overpriced ethernet cable to hook up to the router. Luckily, the router at the house we were renting was near the main television. If I had the remote, all would've been well.
could you have bought another apple remote? or no store on hand? Just curious. When I forget things like that I find overnight delivery to work wonders.
 

djharris

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Jun 10, 2009
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Not really a router password is the password used to access the settings on your router. A wifi password will be supplied by the hotel :D
Note that hotels are not likely to have HDMI input to the TV. (So you can't go around ordering in-room movies, video games, etc.)

This probably isn't true for the OP since he's renting a house, not a hotel room.
 

jamesdmc

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Oct 17, 2007
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Note that hotels are not likely to have HDMI input to the TV.
i travel a lot for business and I've found that most hotels I stay in now have flat screen TVs with HDMI inputs. Whether or not the input is active is another story.

But as you said, the OP is staying in a house, so the point is moot.
 

babens

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Mar 11, 2012
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Also hope that it's a newer wireless router. I found my ATV3 did not do very well on the wireless G router that Time Warner had supplied. I bought my own N router and the increase in performance was pretty astounding.
 

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