I have a 160gb ATV connected wireless, which works fine except for the fact it syncs so incredibly slow and seems to occasionally lose the network connection for no reason. I've got a 802.11.g+n network so I'm guessing it connects to my network via N (not that I can actually tell, the router doesn't say what devices are connected as). However considering how slow iTunes is to sync to the thing anyone would have thought it's running 802.11b... I've worked out, and I may have done my sums wrong here - I'm not a mathematician by any stretch of the imagination - but if I was "only" getting 20mbps throughput from the AppleTV (which I should be getting at least), it should only take just over half an hour to sync 5 gigs, not the 2 hours + which is what it currently takes. Again assuming I did my sums right for the time it takes currently, the actual connection rate must be around 5mbps, which quite frankly sucks even for a wireless g network... I know the fact I have a mixed n+g network means that the speeds are naturally going to be less than one could expect from an n-only network (or so I've read anyway), but even so 20mbps is pretty reasonable I would have thought (if not more than reasonable),especially seeing as my router is situated about ten foot away from the ATV. There is a wall inbetween them though but, this wall doesn't seem to prevent my PS3, Xbox 360, Wii or my PowerBook from connecting fine with full signal. So why is the ATV not playing nice? The thing that really confuses me is syncing a film takes 2+ hours to do, but streaming it doesn't! If I stream a 5gb, 1-hour movie to the ATV I can watch it the whole way through without any buffering, jumping or skipping, it plays like it's been synced. If I can stream videos perfectly ok to the thing but syncing takes so long; does this mean the HDD is just complete crap? Prior to the router I have now, which is a Billion 7800N, I had a 3Com router, which worked fine until I changed Internet providers and it suddenly became a problem. It was only capable of 802.11g, however the ATV had exactly the same slow sync issue with that one as well. I had actually hoped when I recently upgraded to a 802.11n router that I was "finally" going to be able to sync movies and what not to my ATV without having to wait hours for it to catch up. Oh how wrong I was. I will add that the disconnections the ATV suffers with didn't seem to occur with the old router, but when I had the old router, the ATV was in a different room directly below where I had the router (which was upstairs at the time). I put the slow sync down to but that, but it seems that even having the router only ten foot away and on the same level with only one wall between them it still has problems. I'm stumped, and short of accepting this like I have been doing and just considering it a quirk of the ATV I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas. But I've searched on this issue and it seems the only solution many people have come up with was to... Get an Airport Extreme router. Which I'm not doing. It's a shame there's a bloody great wall in the way really, otherwise I'd have avoided this whole problem completely and just use an ethernet connection.