Using Apple TV as a wifi relay

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by smirk, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Hi everyone,

    In the past, some Mac computers could function as an Airport base station. Is it possible to make an Apple TV work as a wireless network range extender? We have an Airport base station upstairs, but the signal doesn't quite make it downstairs. I thought maybe I could put an Apple TV downstairs, plug it into an ethernet cable, and have it extend the wireless signal. What do you think?

  2. dugs022 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2007
    I don't think it's possible without heavy hacking.
    Airport Express does exactly what you described.
  3. tronic72 macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2007
    Not worth the effort


    I think you are much better of purchaisng a third party Wireless Base Station as the Apple TV is designed more for receiving signals than broadcasting. I'm not sure where you are from but here in AU you can pick up a repeater or base station for around $50.

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