6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2011 5:35 PM by PunchDouble
PunchDouble Level 1 Level 1

Hey guys,


I have a bit of a weird problem here and can't figure out what the issue can be. I have an Apple TV (2nd Generation) and a Macbook Pro (Early 2008) that won't connect through Airplay. I can see the ATV in my Airplay/speakers options but when I select it it just gives a prompt that says "Connecting to Apple TV" for about 2 minutes. After that the message disappears and I find my iTunes is still not connected to ATV.


Now here's the odd part... ATV can play my library through Home Sharing just fine. My iPhone 4, as well as my wife's Macbook (white 2008) both connect fine through Airplay too.


The only thing that has recently changed in my setup is a new router (Sitecom WLR-4000). I've tried rebooting that, also tried turning off IPv6 on my MBP but both didn't change a thing.


Anybody have a possible solution??

AppleTV 2, iOS 5
Solved by PunchDouble on Nov 9, 2011 5:35 PM Solved

It seems like I have located the issue. I went on the Macbook and checked the IPv6 settings (in Lion) and for some reason these said 'off', an option that Lion typically doesn't give. After turning IPv6 on, the Airplay didn't connect on this computer either. Upon trying to turn it off, the 'off' option had disappeared.


Then I found a discussion elsewhere on this forum detailing how to manually turn off IPv6 completely within Lion and it did the trick. Both for the Macbook Pro and Macbook.


Hopefully that was it. It's still odd as I'm still wondering what exactly in the router is blocking it from working, so if someone on here has an idea that's more than welcome.


Here's the explanation to turning off IPv6 for whoever needs it: