Streaming from Mac not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dash20, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. dash20 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I hope someone can help, I'm not 100% where the problem lies but i'll let you know the details and see what you think or know.

    So my brother streams all of his stuff from his macbook to either Apple TV via iTunes or his PS3 via Vuze. A couple of days ago it stopped working, he asked me to have a look and so far after looking at every option that I can think of it hasn't worked.

    Home Sharing is on, on both Apple TV and iTunes and set to the same account
    There are no Firewalls set up to stop sharing or streaming content
    His internet is working via Airport
    The remotes work with the Mac and Apple TV
    The Home Sharing isn't being recognized by Apple TV nor is Vuze being recognized by the PS3

    The only changes he has made over the last few days is to create a new iTunes account (this wouldn't affect PS3) and to turn off remote controls but I have turned them back on and still no luck

    Sorry if this or something similar has been posted before but after hours of trying to fix this as well as lack of sleep I am exhausted so searching more forums (I've asked google a thousand times what to do) is a hellish idea.

    Thanks to any help or responses
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    May seem simple, but you didn't mention it...are you certain his Macbook didn't jump to another wireless signal in the area?

    I've had that happen. I didn't notice initally because I was still able to get to internet etc...just wasn't able to connect to or from other things on my network.
     
  3. dash20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    might seem foolish of me but how do I check that, nothing came up when i checked the diagnostics etc...

    thanks
     
  4. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    On the top right, in the menubar you might see the wireless connection symbol (like radio waves getting larger going up), you can single click that and it should produce a list of available wireless networks with a checkmark next to the one you are currently connected too.

    If you don't see that, then open System Preferences (the Gear icon in the dock), or with Finder active (will say Finder next to the apple symbol in the top left on the menu bar, click Go, then 'Applications', then open System Preferences.

    In System Preferences, open Network, then in the left column select Airport. It should show you on the right which network you are connected too.

    This is, of course, all assuming that you are connected wirelessly.

    Best
     
  5. dash20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's all fine, it is connected to the right wireless...
     

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