Wired connection - ATV and Mac Mirroring

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by theprocess, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. theprocess macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2012
    Depending on the robustness the quality of the wireless connection there will be a lag between Mac and ATV when mirroring. What about if both ATV and Mac are connected by wire to router/hub? Significant difference in lag?
  2. Chubaka macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    I have tried both wireless and wired ( at least the Atv to the router) and I can say the difference is huge. Having the Atv wired to the router results in minimal lag. I you want check my post from yesterday http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1465992
  3. crazycanucks macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010
    I agree. I had the ATV2 on my wifi and was trying to watch vids sitting on my NAS, or through the Mac Mini via the AirPlay mirroring. It would always drop the connection at some point either way. I was using the 5Ghz band.

    I then added an Ethernet port into my living room and connected the ATV to my wired connection, and it was magic. No more lag. The AirPlay works awesome. Even my iPad and iPhone are always seeing the ATV2 now that it is wired.

    Make sure you have a Router with Gigabit ports and use Cat5e, not Cat5 cables.
  4. DaveNinja macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2005
    For some reason, I thought the ATV2 and 3 dont have gigabit ports, only 100bT

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