Home Sharing and AirParrot wont connect via "internet sharing" from iMac

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by luckstar, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. luckstar macrumors newbie

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    Apple TV connected to iMac mid 2010 via "Internet sharing" (no wireless modem) TV/Vimeo etc works fine but Home Sharing wont connect and AirParrot doesn't see Apple TV, is normal? I realise Airplay wont work with this model iMac.
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    AirPlay most def works. It's the Mirroring that won't.
    Are all your devices on the same subnet?
    What IP addresses do they get?
     
  3. luckstar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you priitv8, yes its the mirroring I'm trying to set up. Sorry I'm not technical enough to check subnets etc? To clarify I have no wireless modem, the connection is via "Internet sharing" on 2010 iMac, this is what we use as a network for iphones, laptops etc.
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    So, I'd start with checking the IP addresses all your devices get.
    You'd want to make sure, they all share the same numbers in the leftmost places. Like eg. 10.0 or 172.16 or 192.168
    If anyone is different, it means it's on a different subnet.
    If anyone has IP address that starts with 169.254, it means the device has self-assigned IP address and might have problems connecting.
     
  5. luckstar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - spoke to Apple and looks like "Internet sharing" (WiFi from iMac) doesn't work for Home Sharing or Airplay. Need to get a wireless router or connect with ethernet cable.
     

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