iPhone Picking up Neighbors Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by YodasMaster, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. YodasMaster macrumors member

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    So, I just picked up an Apple TV because of the Direct TV now deal. Now I am seeing both My Apple TV along with my neighbors even though we are both on seperate password protected wifi networks and Bluetooth is off on my iPhone.

    How is this possible?
     
  2. RByers8252 macrumors regular

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  3. YodasMaster thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope. I even went and changed my SSID along with my password and I still pick them up.
     
  4. macintoshmac macrumors 65816

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  5. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    It might be showing in your list of selectable ATV's, but if you try to select it, it won't work.
     
  6. v0lume4 macrumors 65816

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    Please AirPlay mirror your phone to their TV, pull up the camera app (or the Snapchat app if the camera app doesn't work), and say, "What's up neighbors?!" Would totally freak them out.
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    Also, on the new Apple TV's, can't you AirPlay over BlueTooth or something like that? If so, that might be why theirs is showing up. Might be wrong.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Yes. Test by turning off Bluetooth on your iPhone to see if it disappears.
     
  8. YodasMaster thread starter macrumors member

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    I said in my initial post that Bluetooth is turned off.
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    I went ahead and disconnected the Ethernet cable from my modem to my router and it stopped showing up...hmmm.
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Missed the Bluetooth off part. Who is your ISP?
     
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  11. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Are you using their modem/router and, if so, have you disabled the "Xfinity Wifi Home Hotspot"?
     
  12. YodasMaster thread starter macrumors member

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    I am using my own modem and router. Funny thing, a different neighbor has a Comcast router. If I connect to the free xfinity wifi that their router sends out, I can no longer see my other neighbors Apple TV. So it definitely has to do with something going on upstream from my modem.
     
  13. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I'd try and find a crazy video and test the airplay...would be funny and weird
     
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