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Apple TV won't connect to PC any longer

486 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2013 10:46 AM by TimmyIsNotHappy RSS
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Aug 31, 2013 5:47 PM

I purchased an Apple TV for Christmas last year and it worked flawlessly.  Every movie and home video stored on my PC would stream without fail.  I was actually amazed that it worked so well using a wireless connection.

 

I enjoyed it so much, I purchased a second to put in my bedroom. 

 

But, recently it has turned into a square plastic turd that won't connect to my PC.  It won't register rentals.  And, is basically irritating me to no end.  I've checked with the different communities and found that there was an update that has caused all kinds of issues.

 

I've checked my network settings (which haven't changed in years). I've checked firewall settings. I've done everything I can think of - nothing works.

 

Is there a way to return it to an earlier firmware version?  Because somebody clearly screwed the pooch with this latest and I'm fed up.

 

Thanks,

 

T

AppleTV 2, Windows 7
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,725 points)
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    Aug 31, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to TimmyIsNotHappy)

    Reset the ATV.

    Power cycle the Wi-Fi router.

     

    There are no network issues with the current version of iOS on the ATV and no supported way to downgrade the version of iOS.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Sep 1, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to TimmyIsNotHappy)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

     

    I've checked with the different communities and found that there was an update that has caused all kinds of issues.

     

    I'm not aware of any issues with the last update. You may have network problems, networks that have inherent issues can be seen to work differently with different versions of the same software.

     

    Could you provide more details about your problem.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,725 points)
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    Sep 1, 2013 7:52 PM (in response to TimmyIsNotHappy)

    Is the issue specific to one of the ATV's or is it with both?

    Is the wireless and wired network the same IP scheme?  Some routers actually create a seperate wired and wireless network which could be causing the issue?

     

    Does the issue persist if one of the ATV's is taken off the network?

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