Steaming from MacBook to apple tv over wifi, but dhcp has to be turned off.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by LeeM, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. LeeM, Aug 14, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012

    LeeM macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2012
    At uni for Internet I just have a cat5 socket, to get wireless I plug in my router but have to turn dhcp off and just have it setup as a wireless access point.
    Previously my iPhone and iPad haven't been able to communicate with the laptop for things like iTunes remote etc, which I assume is an ip issue.

    I want to get apple tv to stream to my tv rather than use a cable, can I set up the devices so they can communicate?
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Your college network is probably blocking 3rd party routers..they might disable your point entirely if they discover you're using a 3rd-party device other than a computer or gaming system. Only way you might be able to do it is to setup a private network (wifi) between your computer and Apple TV.
  3. LeeM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2012
    I'm allowed my router, with up to 5 devices. But I hav to just have it as a wireless access point, if I turn dhcp on it takes me to the ISP page telling me to turn it off. I am allowed multiple devices though, I pay extra for the privilege.

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