Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to tzeigle)
The second generation Apple TV does not show up in iTunes like the Apple TV 1 did.
As for the Apple TV 1, try de/re connecting your iTunes library from your Apple TV; disconnect from the Apple TV (Settings/Computers/Your_Library) and reconnect again (Settings/Computers/Connect_to_iTunes) - You will need to re-sync previously synced content.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
No go. The Apple TV lists the code to connect but nowhere in iTunes is it seeing the Apple TV.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to tzeigle)
You need to change some settings on your router. Apple TV 2 will not show up in iTunes like Winston has stated but using port forwarding will re-establish the connection. Follow the link to a configuration that may not be same as your components but the concept is the same.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to tzeigle)
So far as I am aware there is no need for port forwarding to make the Apple TV work, is the Apple TV on the same network as the computer. have you recently added or changed anything on your computer such as firewall, security settings or security software.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Many people have been having issues including myself of:
1) Home Sharing connection being dropped anywhere between 5 minutes and 1 hour
2) Not being able to connect to Home Sharing via ethernet
3) Being able to connect via wifi but having to unplug the power on the Apple TV, wait 30 seconds and plug back in to get a connection to iTunes
4) Having to stop Home Sharing on iTunes and start again to achieve a connection
5) Other services to the Apple TV such as Netflix works but not Home Sharing
Once this was happening to me, I searched the threads for similar issues and found that people have been having these issues for some time now.
It's because of these issues and weeding through numorous posts from other users, I was able to piece together a configuration that works that isn't temporary.
The Apple TV is on the same network as the computer. No changes were made to any of my components with the exception of the update to the Apple TV2 firmware. Once that happened, the connectivity stopped.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to tzeigle)
Got it guys. For some reason the ATV (Gen1) was connecting to the wireless but not connecting to the computer or the internet. I decided to connect using ethernet and it started working. I reinstalled everything and updated and then I switched to wireless and it was working. Not sure what the problem was but things seem good now. Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate it.