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Can Apple TV be used with WPA2?

676 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2014 12:17 PM by Mr N RSS
Mr N Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jan 28, 2014 9:58 AM

Anyone out there managed to get their Apple TV to see Home Sharing with WPA2?

 

I'm using an Apple TV 2, with Internet shared from my iMac.

 

When I change the security on my iMac wifi (ie Internet sharing) to WPA2, the Apple TV can't see it, so Home Sharing won't work. But WPA2 is the most secure option, so there's no point setting any of the others.

 

Any suggestions?

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  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Jan 28, 2014 2:48 PM (in response to Mr N)

    Yes it should work with WPA2 PSK/TKIP

     

    What does the iMac offer?  How is it getting the internet connection? Dongle? Could you share via ethernet?

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Jan 28, 2014 11:20 PM (in response to Mr N)

    Have you restarted the AppleTV and iTunes after making the change?

     

    Does it show internet derived icons eg for Movies and TV Shows categories? (i.e. is it getting a connection to the internet but Home Sharing is not working?)

  • Brian Cook4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,820 points)
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    Jan 29, 2014 12:20 AM (in response to Mr N)

    Removed.

  • Brian Cook4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,820 points)
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    Jan 29, 2014 1:17 AM (in response to Mr N)

    There is nothing about WP2 that would block home sharing.  If you are getting connected it is working.  Can you ping ATC from the PC or Mac that is running iTunes?  Is iTunes on?

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Jan 29, 2014 2:23 AM (in response to Mr N)

    Very odd.  I suspect it isn't the WPA2 itself rather some DHCP or firewall issue with AppleTV not detecting the Home Share correctly.

     

    If you can access the internet then the WPA2 networking is working.

     

    Have you connected via WPA2 then turned off Home Sharing in iTunes and AppleTV, then signed in again on both to refresh credentials?

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Jan 29, 2014 2:24 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)

    Also not sure if you have an iPhone/iPad but can you detect the Home Shared library on those over WPA2 - if so it points firmly at AppleTV not detecting it.

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