New AppleTV Ethernet port: Function?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by psymac, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    Does the Ethernet port on the new AppleTV function as a port (or bridge) to extend wireless internet to another device, or does it work as just a port to connect wired internet to the AppleTV from a router?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    If it's like the current ATV then it's just for connection, not sharing. I doubt Internet Sharing is enabled in the iOS, but it could be added later (by Apple or third-party if an app store/jailbreak is done).
  3. hofighter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    China Lake, CA
    Unable to share ATV ethernet port


    I'm having the same problem. I have had an Airport Express behind my home theater setup through which I've been streaming music and sharing the ethernet connection through a downstream router to my HDTV, bluray player, and Directv DVR. That has all worked brilliantly. When I bought a new Apple TV, I was hoping to remove the Airport Express and move it to a different location. However, I have been unable to successfully share the ATV ethernet port to the router or any of those connected devices. I've had to leave the Airport Express there solely for the internet connection. Rats!
  4. SonicStomp macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    ATV2 Ethernet port only for connecting device to Internet vice using wifi.

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