Apple TV

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    I use a Linksys wrt54G router for my home network. I am having difficulty hooking up an Apple TV device.

    When I power up the Apple TV, it detects my network. However, it can't connect. It appears the router is not assigning an IP address to the Apple TV (or the Apple TV won't accept it).

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what setting(s) on the router might be causing this?

    I don't think it is an encryption issue - the Apple TV prompts me for my network password. Also, I disabled the encryption and I have the same problem.

    MAC filtering is disabled.

    Thanks,
    Len
     
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    Thanks JR, but that doesn't solve my problem. I followed instructions for automatic connection - that failed.

    If I try the manual connection, I am stumped by this instruction...

    Use the Apple Remote to enter:
    ■Your IP address, subnet mask, router, and DNS address (if you're manually configuring your network)

    I don't have an IP address for the Apple TV. It seems to me if this process were working properly, it would be assigned by the router.
     
  4. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    LenC, although for a different issue, see if this Apple TV is killing my wireless network thread offers some ideas about router setup.

    If not, wait until someone, who has your router and Apple TV, responds. I don't have either, yet trying to help. ;)
     
  5. Brian K

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    Len,

    I was given an Apple TV almost a year ago. From memory we just plugged it into the router (Billion) with a cable, ran through the wireless setup and then removed the cable. I can't recall specifics but it was easy. We rarely use it because its use is so limited. I don't want to hire movies from Apple or play videos from iTunes.
     
  6. LenC

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    JR -

    The info in that link looks relevant and promising - thanks.

    Problem is - I already returned the product to the Apple store. It wasn't essential for my household - I bought it on a whim (expensive whim) and thought we might occasionally rent movies since our local dvd rental shops are gone.

    Maybe I'll give it another try.

    Brian -

    Installation instructions have changed. Also, I guess I'm with you with regard to its value. I was thinking - why am I struggling with this thing if I might rarely or ever use it.
     
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    LenC, a couple of months ago, I bought this Sony BDP-BX58 on sale at Sam's Club and couldn't be happier. Hook up to my Belkin router was easy, and we are enjoying Netflix's streaming movies. Worth a look.
     
  8. Brian K

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    Len,

    I would never buy one of these. Ours hasn't been turned on for months.
     
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