Apple TV 2G (Airplay and Homesharing) can only stream from devices on the same wireless access point range??
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Apple TV 2G (Airplay and Homesharing) can only stream from devices on the same wireless access point range??Jan 20, 2013 12:21 PM (in response to Namang)
Yes I suspect it's your settings. I have multiple wifi base stations all bridged from my main router over ethernet, I don't have any problems with devices communicating with each other because they are using different base stations.
I think the first thing to check is that you only have one network.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Apple TV 2G (Airplay and Homesharing) can only stream from devices on the same wireless access point range??Jan 20, 2013 1:58 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Excuse my ignorance over this, May i know:
- what type of hardware is it that you are using?
- which wireless settings/methodes have you used to bridge all units to your main one.
- I may already have a fully bridged network, although i'm not sure about that, since i am able to map and connect to my wireless printer location as the following: ( Laptop > Wifi > AP2 > LAN to LAN > AP1 > Wifi > Printer). hence, i'm assuming to be able to find other devices through the network, but not the Apple Tv capabilities. is that an apple product flaw? or simply a nasty incompatability issue?
- whether you can advise me on the common settings used in bridging in order to make sure i am following the correct order? I've tried (Wireless mode: client bridge) on my DD-WRT router's wireless settings where the documentation claims that it acts as a WLAN bridge. but after trying it. i lost wireless broadcast from the device and became absolutely useless. then i switched it back to AP Mode. where is works through LAN to LAN interface.
- If familiar, do you advise to stick to DD-WRT on the Cisco E3200?, or should i retrive my stock firmware back for the advantage of getting 5 Ghz band back that DD-WRT currently lacking?
Thank you again for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Apple TV 2G (Airplay and Homesharing) can only stream from devices on the same wireless access point range??Jan 20, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to Namang)
You may or may not already have your network set up correctly, it's just that I can't tell from what you have said.
I have a main router provided by my ISP, I have several other Airport Extremes and Airport expresses connected by Ethernet, all set up to bridge the network created by the main router.
Each maker has their own settings, but bridging should be reasonably obvious. In simple terms my main router distributes IP addresses to all devices, the Airports bridge that network by passing these addresses to the devices from the main router. A base station that isn't in bridging mode will distribute its own addresses to the devices connected to it.
I don't really follow your next point.
instruction for configuration vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, the best course of action here is to refer to the manual. If everything is set up properly the addresses of everything on your network will have identical sets of numbers for the first 3 of 4 groups of numbers that make up an address, the last set must always be different. I think the part you are referring to with your DD-WRT is the option to have Ethernet and wifi bridged or not.
Some routers may be easier to configure than others, but generally speaking they should all work with the Apple TV. 5Ghz is less likely to suffer interference but it is much more likely to be blocked by solid objects, it may or may not be an advantage.