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can i use home sharing while mixing wired and wireless connections?

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Apr 25, 2011 8:01 AM

I have an HP Pavilion desktop connected to my wireless router with an Ethernet cable.  My AppleTV is connected wirelessly to the 5GHz band on my simultaneous dual-band wireless-N router.  How do I share photos and music from the HP desktop to the AppleTV using Home Sharing?

Apple TV, Windows 7
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)

    it makes no difference how all the device are connected to your network, so WIFI or ethernet is irrelevant as long as each device is connected.

     

    you need to enable home sharing on both itunes and the appletv (using the same apple id).

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)

    Homesharing works over both wifi. And wired networks and indeed mixed networks.

     

    To enable homesharing in iTunes turn it on from the advanced menu, to enable homesharing on the Apple TV turn it on from settings > computers. That will allow you to share all the content of iTunes.

     

    To share photos select the photos you want to share from the iTunes advanced menu.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)

    Are your wifi and Ethernet creating different subnets, you should have all your devices on the same subnet. ie all your addresses should be a.b.c.d where a,b and c all use the same numbers.

  • bobwild Level 4 Level 4 (1,510 points)

    255.255.255.0 is a "subnet mask" All of your computers and AppleTV should have addresses like 10.0.1.2 10.0.1.3 10.10.1.4  etc. thats is they should all start with 10.0.1 ( or 10.1.1 or 192.168.0 depending on your router setup)

  • someduckperson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Was this ever solved? I have exactly the same problem and have never found a solution.

  • mikefilmguy Calculating status...

    I have a similar problem.

     

    I have 2 computers (and other ethernet addressable devices (printer etc) upstairs connected into a gigabit switch (d-link DG-2205) - computer A is an old 2002 G4 without wifi, computer B is a 2010 Mac mini wired into the switch. Downstairs, I have Computer C - a 2012 Mac mini connected to the fios router via wifi and there is a 1080p Apple TV connected via wifi.

     

    Computer A (Wired switch Connection) can only see computer B's (Wired switch Connection) music library.

    Computer B (Wired switch Connection) can see both computer A's and computer C's (Wireless router connection) Music library.

    Computer C (Wireless router connection)) can see computer B's (Wired switch Connection) music library.

    Apple TV can see computer B and C.

     

    The problem is that computer A Is the music computer That I want to stream throughout.

     

    If computer A and B can see each other, and computer C and AppleTV can see computer B, then why can't everyone see computer A ?

     

    Any response appreciated.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)

    mikefilmguy wrote:

     

    I have a similar problem.

     

    I have 2 computers (and other ethernet addressable devices (printer etc) upstairs connected into a gigabit switch (d-link DG-2205) - computer A is an old 2002 G4 without wifi, computer B is a 2010 Mac mini wired into the switch. Downstairs, I have Computer C - a 2012 Mac mini connected to the fios router via wifi and there is a 1080p Apple TV connected via wifi.

     

    Computer A (Wired switch Connection) can only see computer B's (Wired switch Connection) music library.

    Computer B (Wired switch Connection) can see both computer A's and computer C's (Wireless router connection) Music library.

    Computer C (Wireless router connection)) can see computer B's (Wired switch Connection) music library.

    Apple TV can see computer B and C.

     

    The problem is that computer A Is the music computer That I want to stream throughout.

     

    If computer A and B can see each other, and computer C and AppleTV can see computer B, then why can't everyone see computer A ?

     

    Any response appreciated.

    What version of iTunes is the Computer A running - it may not support Home Sharing.

  • mikefilmguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your response. Computer a is running iTunes Version 9.2.1

     

    It is the oldest computer, so I can see where you're going With that, but It definitely supports home sharing, because computer B can see it.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)

    There's the old Sharing technology and also the newer Home Sharing.

     

    Check you definitely have Home Sharing enabled and that Computer B is not simply seeing the Shared library.

     

    Always worth restarting all devices/routers etc when troubleshooting this kind of thing.

     

    Good luck.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972

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