Networking question with ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nando2323, May 23, 2008.

  1. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Right now I have everything hooked into my AEBS (my iMac, aTV, and Mini) the aTV is on wireless. The question I have is I want to hard wire the aTV since the wireless has been really flaky since moving the aTV into my bedroom.

    What I want to do is get a Netgear 5 port GB switch to go from (Cable Modem -> netgear -> aTV and AEBS). The iMac and mini will hang off of the AEBS and the ATV off of the netgear).

    I read somewhere before that this would not work since the iMac (where the data files reside) and the aTV are not hanging off the same switch.

    Anyone have a similar setup and care to share your experience.

    Let me know if I confused the crap out of you and I'll see if I can post a picture of it or something.
  2. crotalus99 macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2007
    There should be a way to do it so that both are on the same network. I just bought a time capsule for the backup and 802.11n, but I have so many 802.11g systems in the house that I had to leave the old linksys router attached to the cable modem. The linksys is connected to the router and then the time capsule is connected to it in a certain mode that escapes me at the moment, but I am sure someone here knows. It works great because everything on either network sees everyone.
  3. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    If I understand what you are doing, you probably want Cable Modem--AEBS--switch--devices.

    On the other hand, you only list 3 devices on the LAN side, so I don't know why you don't plug them all into the AEBS.

  4. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Forgot to list my xbox 360

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