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Airplay and iTunes 11.0.1 To ATV 2.0

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Glenn Ferguson Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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Jan 9, 2013 5:10 PM

The "Airplay" logo never shows up, anymore, never! It did a while back ad then stopped.  Maybe about the time to the 11.0.1 update, not sure if one affected the other.  Regardless, I have rebooted router, turned wi-fi off and on, you name it, I can't do it from my windows PC.  It works on my iPhone, sporadically, usually have to turn off wi-fi and turn wi-fi back on, very frustrating.  I can airplay from YouTube from my phone to my ATV.  As far as homesharing, forget it, 25% of the time at best.

 

So, what now?  I have read so many different ways I don't know which end is up!  This is so frustrating.  I have gone to the link Sir Winston has posted but really not helping.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 6:06 AM (in response to Glenn Ferguson)

    sporadically, usually have to turn off wi-fi and turn wi-fi back on, very frustrating.

    As far as homesharing, forget it, 25% of the time at best.

    I'd say you have a networking issue.

     

    Intermittent problems are often a result of interference. Interference can be caused by other networks in the neighbourhood or from household electrical items.

     

    You can download and install iStumbler (NetStumbler for windows users) to help you see which channels are used by neighbouring networks so that you can avoid them, but iStumbler will not see household items.

     

    Refer to your router manual for instructions on changing your wifi channel or adjusting your multicast rate.

     

    There are other types of problems that can affect networks, but this is by far the most common, hence worth mentioning first. Networks that have inherent issues can be seen to work differently with different versions of the same software. You might also try moving the Apple TV away from other electrical equipment.


  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to Glenn Ferguson)

    I wasn't really suggesting you moved it across the room. Some users tend to place it on top of a home theatre unit or their DVD player, nether of which is advisable. Some place it inches away from a base station which is also ill-advised.

     

    There is also a tendency for some users to mis-use 5 GHz. Higher frequencies are more easily blocked (which is why you only hear the boom boom boom bit of the music when teenagers pass in their vehicles with their music turned up). 5 GHz is easily blocked by walls and other objects which aren't a problem for 2.4 Ghz, the effective range of 5 Ghz is significantly less than 2.4 Ghz.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 9:01 AM (in response to Glenn Ferguson)

    I don't think you need a new router, you just need to find the issue with the one you are using, interference is the most common cause.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Glenn Ferguson)

    The router is broadcasting fine.  It just seems that iTunes loses the ability to use sharing or Airplay at times and re-booting router works.

    If it was iTunes you would need to restart iTunes, restarting the router won't do anything to iTunes, it will only reset the router.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to Glenn Ferguson)

    The following article(s) may help you.


    Troubleshooting Homesharing.


    Troubleshooting WiFi Networks

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