5 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2013 7:20 AM by skchris
skchris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a 3rd gen Apple TV connected to the network via Ethernet. My iPhone is connected to the same network via wifi but I cannot use the remote app or airplay. Both work when the Apple TV is connected via wifi. Anyone else have this problem?


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  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,630 points)

    some routers require the user to go into it's settings and bridge ethernet and wifi before they can access devices on the other

    same with wifi on 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz

  • skchris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It currently works with Wifi but not Ethernet on the same network. If it needed to be bridged I'm guessing it wouldn't work on either?

  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,630 points)

    no not at all bridge mean making a bridge between the 2 LAN networks as in the wifi network and the ethernet network

    it have nothing to do with the appletv really

  • JJ-R Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having a similar problem.Got a Time Capsule based network running 7.6.3 (recently updated). Previously, I also had two 1st gen Airport Expresses extending this and two 2nd gen Apple TVs for Media in different rooms. The Apple TVs were connected back to the TC via ethernet but would also play content from iPhone/iPad over Airplay. Happy Days.

    Now that I have upgraded to the latest Airport Expresses (again two, to take advantage of the 5 gHZ network) my Apple TVs only work over ethernet. So they will stil pull content from the ethernet network but they only connect to my WiFi (and Airplay) if the ethernet cables are unplugged. If I unplug the cables, they connect to airplay, as soon as I re-connect ethernet, they drop wifi and lose the abuility to stream Airplay. Seems they have lost the ability to simultaneously be part of a wired and wireless network.

    Any ideas?

  • skchris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I solved my problem by quit with the firewall settings on my actiontec v1000h modem. The issue can also be solved by assigning the ports the Apple TV uses. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2463