4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2012 7:40 AM by harv55
RoyWagner Level 1 (0 points)

In order to get a "better" connection to the Internet, I had my AppleTV directly connected to the Internet.  I did this so that my movie viewing using NetFlix would work well.


However, I have now discovered that with the AppleTV directly connected to the Internet, AirPlay does not work.  Should it?  Or does AppleTV have to be set up for WiFi only for Airplay to work. 


Seems like both should work, but they don't.  Thanks.

Mac OS X (10.6.4), Three generations of iPads
  • harv55 Level 3 (600 points)

    AirPlay will only work on your local network.  i.e. your iPad needs to be connected to the same network your ATV is connected to.  Same network subnet.

  • RoyWagner Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that note. However, I did realize that, but what surprised me was that AirPlay did not "work" if I was connected directly to our local home ethernet.  It only works for me if my ethernet cable is disconnected and the AppleTV is using our WiFi.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,185 points)

    Try restarting the router and the iPad when AppleTV is on ethernet.

  • harv55 Level 3 (600 points)

    Ah!  Are your wifi and ethernet networks bridged or is your wifi on a different subnet (are you using your wifi in router mode).  The iOS device from where AirPlay is originating must be on the same subnet (IP is the same up to the last section). 


    For example, if your wired network is 10.0.0.x and yoru wifi is 192.168.1.x it would not work.  I have setup my wireless router in bridged mode to allow this to work.  My Apple TV is wired and is still accessible via the wifi network. 


    As, Alley_Cat stated, it may be good to restart your router and devices to reset them too.