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I experienced almost the same. I try to connect my library from Itunes now since 3 days and it will not work.
The latest I found out is, that my other PC (Win XP) has no problems to connect via homesharing with ATV2. As soon as I put my homesharing to "on" the ATV2 finds the library. Also the connection between my Win7 and my Win XP PC works fine with homesharing. But the big question is, why the connection between my Win7 PC and ATV2 is not working?????
I tried all explained in support section including uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes. I switched my firewalls of, opened designated ports in the router, used the same Apple IDs, used static IP addresses, rebooted all devices and last but not least I've sent a ping request to the ATV. Also this was successful. No packages lost in inbound and even outbound.
So Apple, now it's your turn!!!! I think, that there must be a bug in the Win7 version of iTunes.
By the way: I experienced the same issue of complete lost of WIFI as draper3000 explained before. That happens sometimes when I try to setup the homesharing with my iPhone4 Remote App. The only solution then is a complete reboot of the router...
Clecerclou from Germany
Thanks for the reply.
Ok, got home and finally after cooking, bathing and putting our 9 month old daughter to bed I got to play around with the Apple TV 2 problem.
I'm pleased to say the 'not' pressing the 'DONE' button seems to be working, it is keeping the Homeshare connection live, and has done for the past 2 hours. Far better than my previous 2 minute record.
The connection was however very very very very very slow (like 30 seconds to load one video thumbnail), and made the internet very slow on my laptop and on the apple tv. But after now changing my BT home Hub wireless channel to 7, it seems to be working a lot better. If it drops again I will try the other available channels. Worth noting that as soon as homeshare is going the apple tv must start emitting another frequency that was screwing with my router. I've also left my laptop with a static IP, (again may change back if needs be).
This is by no means the end of the problem as having to open itunes and not press 'DONE' doesn't seem very cool and I'm sure Steve Jobs will be quite annoyed that his lovely new Apple tv is a little bit crap.
We shall see if it is still working tomorrow morning, I'll leave it all on and see if it stays connected all night.
Unfortunately my wife is now watching normal crappy TV and will have to wait for her to go to bed to test the connection a bit more thoroughly....Avater in 720P over homeshare is waiting!!! and has been for 5 days!!!
It has to be a problem with Home Sharing. Once set up everything works fine. If I browse in music, I can do almost anything in there with no problems. If I leave music and go to movies, it will still work until I try to leave. When I leave the home sharing shuts down in Itunes even though it is still showing as connected. (in advanced tab there is a menu item that says "turn off home sharing") If I click that, to disconnect, and then re-connect, the apple tv sees the library again, and will work fine until I try to "leave" the movie section again.
Both of my 1st gen Atv"s still work without a problem.
problem solving continues...
Ok so my apple tv at home works fine with an old gateway router but the internet connection is alot slower. And my apple tv works fine with my works wifi, both of which are non 802.11n .
So the current thinking is perhaps my laptop has issues with 802.11n when home sharing.
The BT Home hub two that I'm having problems with supports 802.11n as should my laptop.
So is it an airport extreme card problem in my laptop?
Do I buy a whole new 802.11n router? (really the new home hub 2.0 should be fine).
Do I buy a new 802.11n USB stick for my laptop? in the hope that my airport card is dodgy, or at least the firmware is?
My airport extreme card is a (0x14E4, 0x88).
Ok have solved the problem my end.
Found lots of people saying the version of airport extreme in my. MacBook even though it is supposed to be 802.11n happy it has lots of issues with n.
So I bought a 9.99 USB wifi stick which works with n. Turn off airport extreme and use this USB stick instead and connection works fine and as yet has not dropped at all.
MacBook is about 3.5 years old. Shame apple didn't keep updating drivers for this particular model.0
Still get the hdmi handshake inverted colours problem, but apple are supposed to be working on a fix for that.