very slow syncing

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by cleung, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. cleung macrumors regular

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    I have my AppleTV connected. I finally figured out how to stream and even that took a little while. The status bar showed very slow movement for a while and then, boom, the rest of my TV show was streamed and I was able to watch it. But I've been trying to sync for the last two hours and it's still on the same first episode. AppleTV has a wheel churning on the device panel in iTunes. On the AppleTV itself, it shows syncing but practically no movement on the status bar. Network strength seems fine (there were a few bars). What am I doing wrong? Also, AppleTV also shows practically empty. Please help!
     
  2. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    What is the speed of your network? The speed will vary on the type of router you have.


    802.11b= up to 11Mbps
    802.11g= up to 54Mbps
    802.11n= up to 300Mbps

    If you have a 802.11b router then it will take a long time to sync data.
     
  3. cleung thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have to admit I have no idea. Probably 11b...I have the original Airport Base Station...the UFO looking like one.


     
  4. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Yep that is b

    http://support.apple.com/specs/airport/AirPort_Base_Station_Graphite.html

    the data is going to transfer at about 110KBps on a good day. Your best bet would be to hook it in through an Ethernet hub or router. That way you could get 100Mbps (10 MB per second).
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yep

    Correct. Syncing at "b" speeds takes FOREVER.
     

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