We have the 2e version of the Apple TV. And we discoverd something strange. We use the function AirPlay a lot in combination with VLC on our iMac.
Works PERFECT on wireless connection. But our provider where we use the internetbox from isn't that stable with the wifi connections.
So we hooked it up with a LAN connection to the AppleTV. And now the strange thing happens....
When we looked at a video true VLC the images starts to falter, our network is completely configures, all our apple products has his one ip adres made by our selfs, there is not 1 system that works automatic, also the AppleTV we give it a ip adres of our own.
But how come that true LAN the system is faltering (not the sound by the way, strange also) the image and if we use the wifi nothing happens everything works perfect.
I know you thinking now... why do you don't use your wifi, because the router from our provider isn't stable, after a while the wifi just disconnect and starts it self up and after 1 min it's running again. But this is very irritated when you look a film and the wifi stops and you have to wait. That's why we wan't to hook up the AppleTV on our LAN network.
Oh almost forgot... our LAN network is 10/100/1000. Our iMac's and router is 1000. We noticed that the AppleTV is only 10/100. We use the 24 port switch 10/100/1000 from DELL, this is also configured true our LAN network system.
So please can someone tell us what is it that the apple TV on the LAN network is Faltering, and true wifi not??
Greetings from the Netherlands, Levin den Boer. (sorry for my english writing).