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kevo1011

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I cannot believe iTunes and home sharing suck this bad. I have two ATV3's with 1 wired and 1 wireless. My internet runs about 75 Mbps to my PC and and 20 Mbps wifi. Both of my ATV3's keep disconnecting from my home sharing. Does anyone have suggestions?

I am so hoping that the new ATV will stream directly from a NAS.
 

ohio.emt

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Jul 18, 2008
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I've had this problem a few years back with my mini, and atv3. I turned off dark wake and it has stayed pretty well connected.
 

Boyd01

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Feb 21, 2012
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Really haven't had any problems with my two AppleTV3's, they are both hardwired. I have them set to always stay on. I have a Mini for an iTunes server and it is always on also. I use the AppleTVs almost exclusively to watch the content on the Mini and when I turn the TV on, it is still connected to the Mini exactly the same as the last time I used it.

When the kids visit they use their iPhones and iPads with the AppleTVs and never have problems either.
 

lexvo

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Nov 11, 2009
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For me, it is better now than a few years ago. Probably due to updates of iTunes, Airport firmware etc..

There isn't a general fix for disconnecting homesharing. In the past I've tried: fixed IP-adresses, ATV always on, different firmware versions, different WiFi channels, all kinds of router settings and so on. Nothing really helped for longer than a few days however.

This is one of the reasons I won't upgrade my ATV3. Instead I will look at other solutions for my media.
 

jdag

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Jun 15, 2012
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Really haven't had any problems with my two AppleTV3's, they are both hardwired. I have them set to always stay on. I have a Mini for an iTunes server and it is always on also. I use the AppleTVs almost exclusively to watch the content on the Mini and when I turn the TV on, it is still connected to the Mini exactly the same as the last time I used it.

When the kids visit they use their iPhones and iPads with the AppleTVs and never have problems either.

I agree.

Changing my AppleTVs to always on solved 99% of my Homesharing disconnections.
 
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