3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2008 10:05 PM by parrett
IrishPen Level 1 (10 points)
I'm considering getting an Apple TV when I move in a few months. I found one article mentioning that you can't connect to the internet with the ethernet port. Does this mean I can't use it as a wireless repeater/booster/access point too? I was considering having the Airport base station upstairs with the non-airport printer and using the Apple TV for what it was designed but also a access point/repeater for the downstairs. Is this possible?

MacBook Pro ('06) / Mac Pro ('08), Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Kevin Shain Level 2 (150 points)
    Correct, that is not what it is designed to be used as.
  • BGLeduc Level 1 (55 points)
    But, it sure would be a nice feature for those that have other networked devices in their systems, such as Hidef players, Game Decks etc.

    I passed that along as a suggestion to Apple. Probably won't happen, but worth a sugegstion, IMHO.

  • parrett Level 1 (0 points)
    if the product has the hardware capacity, then the software should allow all of the various Apple hardware that has an Airport, Ethernet, USB, & Audio to offer similar basic functionality to the end user.

    ie: the AppleTV should be capable of acting like an AirPort Express just like a Time Capsule acts like an AirPort Extreme.