I have a very annoying problem that I know many others are having but now one has seemed to have found a solution to it.
I have 3 Apple TV's disbursed throughout my home. Each of these ATV2's are connected to my primary Netgear Wireless N network and are set to have static IP addresses. I often play content on my iPhone and airplay it to anyone of these 3 ATV's. This works fine so long as my iPhone is connected to the primary Wireless N network.
Recently I noticed that in certain areas of the house I was having trouble connecting to my home network with my iPhone due to poor signal quality. To combat this I decided to purchase a Wireless Extender/Repeater by Amped Wireless, which received great reviews. I installed the Wireless Repeater without a hitch and every wireless device on my network (whether it be connected to my primary wireless network or my extended network) works perfectly with the exception of AirPlay on my iPhone and my ATV's.
As far as I know in order to use AirPlay, the AirPlay devices should exist on the same subnet, which they do. Yet if I have my ATV's on the primary wireless network and my iPhone on the extended my iPhone can not see the ATV's. If I have my iPhone connect to the primary wireless network it can find and connect to the ATV's via AirPlay just fine. This is brutal! My main reason for getting the extended was so that I could extend my range and ability to push music from my iPhone via AirPlay to my ATV's. As it turns out it doesn't work at all!
Anyone have any ideas on how to get this to work? I would love to find an actual Apple response to this problem somewhere but haven't been able to find anything on this despite the fact that I have found many users who are having the exact same problem.
Any and all help is appreciated!
By the way, did I mention that having to pay to communicate with an Apple rep for this type of support is a joke?