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Ethernet self-assigned IP on ATV2?

420 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2012 12:07 AM by mat060 RSS
whizzo Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Mar 22, 2012 10:23 AM

Hi all -

My Apple TV2 has recently stopped receiving a functioning IP address when connected via Ethernet to my Airport Extreme. Instead, it self-assigns a 169 address (when the ATV2 even recognizes the device is connected via Ethernet at all, that is). The DNS field is blank when this occurs.


I suspect the Ethernet port has gone bad. It is covered under warranty - will the Apple Store genius bar be able to replicate this issue and replace this ATV2?


thanks -



  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,820 points)
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    Mar 22, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to whizzo)

    Try restarting the router and the Apple TV.

  • Loren Ryter Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Apr 20, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to whizzo)

    Same issue.

  • mat060 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 26, 2012 12:07 AM (in response to whizzo)

    Same issue here with my ATV2! I actually tried with another Apple TV3 to make sure it's not the router and it got a correct IP and internet access. Getting back to the ATV2, same router, same configuration, same cable, the ATV2 does not get a valid IP, it just get a 169.254.*.*. It actually some times it does not even turn the router led on, as if the cable wasnt plugged at all. I tried in different router ports, same results.


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