Will AppleTV work ok with 5Ghz wifi?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kennyduerlund, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. kennyduerlund macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    Hey guys!
    New to the community, so I'm sorry if this thread has been up before?

    I just bought an AppleTV, waiting for it to arrive.
    I currently dont have the money for an Airport Express, so my question is:

    If the AppleTV and the router is placed (about) 12 feet from each other, pointing more or less towards each other, with a wireless 40 Mb, 5 Ghz wifi connection, do you think it will lag? Im mostly gonna use it to mirror my MBP up on my TV, while streaming videos (VLC player or XBMC media center)

    Any experience?
    Thanks a lot guys!

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The Apple TV 2 and 3 work on 5Ghz A and N networks.
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Neeeeed AC.
    Neeeeeed update. Apple disappointed me last 3 keynotes.
  4. kennyduerlund thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    Dunno if I was unclear maybe :-D

    I know it will work, my question is: How WELL will it work, without an Airport Express or better, to strengthen the connection?

    Thx anyway :)
  5. Sym0 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2013
    I run two at the same time on n 5ghz, one at 3 feet and the other 40 feet through two light weight walls and there is no performance difference. They both operate as fast and smoothly as you expect, even at the same time with HD content.
  6. kennyduerlund thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014
    Thanks man, good to know.

    What kind of router du you have?

    I have NETGEAR CG3700emr, dont know if its any good
  7. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    I have an ATV2 on 5 Ghz N with a Netgear WNDR3700, works just fine (provided Netgear doesn't give me bum firmware updates).
  8. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    Repeat again in 2016. I just about giving up on there ever being a new Apple TV.
  9. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    Current ATV is capped at 65mbs. The only improvement that really helps ATV stream is a consistent clean connection as noise free as possible from Airport Base Station.

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