12 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2014 9:12 AM by brantsteen
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Hi All,

 

This is for those of you with an Actiontec router (the one used by Verizon FiOS)  trying to get Home Sharing and Airplay working...

 

I wanted to share this to save anyone else from two hours of hair pulling. Got an Apple TV last night, hooked it up, got all logged in, Netflix streamed,  everything was ok EXCEPT Home Sharing and Airplay would not work. Everything Apple's help pages said would happen when we followed certain steps, didn't happen.  I finally found this old post: http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-Internet/iTunes-Home-Sharing-and-the-Actiontec -MI424WR/td-p/151123

 

To paraphrase this wonderful person, log in to your router, go to Wireless Settings then Advanced Security Settings. At the bottom of the screen, click "Other Advanced Wireless Options". On the next screen change Network from "Network (Home/Office)" to "Broadband".  Click Apply (or save or whatever).

 

After that, all worked!  Just like the original author, I have no idea what this setting does exactly. But so far everything is still working.

 

Hope this helps someone.

 

Thanks,

 

Jeff