5 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2009 9:44 AM by TheKid43
TheKid43 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an Intel iMac, an Apple TV and a broadband connection coming out the wall without a modem. Is there anyway to connect the iMac to the AppleTV by ethernet in order to hear music, watch movies from the iMac on the AppleTV? Thanks for any help.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    do you have a router? this would be the preferred way of connecting multiple devices together in a network.

    if not, then you can connect the appletv direct to your computer via the ethernet cable (assuming you have a spare ethernet port on your computer).
  • GTCBrown Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    I think you might be out of luck for an ethernet connection, as you only have the one cable and two devices.

    However, you can set up the iMac's airport wireless system to share your ethernet connection and the AppleTV can connect to that wirelessly. Won't be as fast but it will work fine.
  • janglesjr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    GTCBrown has it right...Connect via airport on the iMac, connect your ATV via ethernet and then turn on your ATV. You will be able to sync movies at a much faster rate; unfortunately, you cannot sync your TV shows this way.

    Good luck!
  • TheKid43 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the input and I understand that this is a relatively basic question. I have a broadband connection that comes out of the wall without any type of modem. The problem is that I have only one ethernet port on the back of the iMac and that is being used for my internet connection. Is there some way that I could use an ethernet hub to (1) have an internet connection on my computer using one ethernet cable and (2) stream music and movies to my AppleTV using a separate ethernet cable? Thanks for any help you can provide.

  • TheKid43 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Also, I do have an airport extreme, but would like the connection to the AppleTV to be an ethernet connection, if possible, and not a wireless connection.