Internet sharing on AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GeekOFComedy, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    Hi there, I recently got a new TV for the living room and it has networking. Problem is I don't want to spend €80 on a "Sony" Wi-Fi adaptor. I have an AppleTV box beside and was wondering if the AppleTV could share the wi-fi with the TV it'self, the TV has an ethernet port and I was wondering if I could connect the two together. Kind of like on a mac on how you can share your wi-fi connection to computers using ethernet. Is this possible?
  2. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    No, the Apple TV will not do internet sharing. Not unless there's some hack available.
  3. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    The ATV won't share an internet connection.

    As for avoiding the pricey Sony wifi adapter - do you have any old routers laying around?

    You could install DD-WRT on it and use it to pull in your wifi network and share it via ethernet with the TV.

    I have this installed on an old router and it works great.
  4. GeekOFComedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    The only old modem I seem to have is the Netgear DG834GT. And I don't think it works because it's ADSL and not cable modem.

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