1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 7, 2012 7:37 AM by Brian Cook4
Mudjimba1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am able to connect my Apple TV to the internet when I disable the WPA password. However, when I use the WEP security, with the ethernet connected, both Apple TV and computer connect. When I remove the ethernet cable I lose connectivity of both devices. I have a Netgear router and a Bigpond modem.

Would love to hear from someone who may be able to help.


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  • 1. Re: Apple TV and WiFi connection
    Brian Cook4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,820 points)

    >when I use the WEP security, with the ethernet connected, both Apple TV and computer connect.

    That is because you are connecting via eithernet. WiFi is not used if there is an ethernet connection.

     

    >When I remove the ethernet cable I lose connectivity of both devices.

    Well ya, if you remove the only connection they won't be able to connect.

     

    The fact that neither the computer or ATV can connect to your WiFi setup pretty clearly shows the issue with the router.  ATV supports WPA so there is no reason you could not use it.  Are you sure you are using the WiFi password setup in your router and not your computer user ID or AppleId?