2 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2013 3:29 PM by Mini-Mac
dking023 Level 1 (0 points)

When I originally bought the Apple TV (2nd generation) a while back, it always maintained good connectivity to Home Sharing.  For a while, I've had to go into General and select Restart every time I wanted to use Home Sharing, otherwise Apple TV would not connect.  Today, the Apple TV would not connect to the WiFi network at all.  After restarting and rebooting several times, the Apple TV finally reconnected is currently working.


My logical guess is that the WiFi antenna on the Apple TV may be going out.  I have used it a lot.  Anyone have any tips?

  • mario49 Community Specialists

    Morning dking023,


    Thanks for using Apple Support Communities.


    For more information on this, take a look at this article:

    Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections





    What you can do if, you cannot access your shared iTunes library over your home network


    Troubleshooting Home Sharing



    Best of luck,


  • Mini-Mac Level 3 (810 points)

    This will most likely help a bunch.....it did a complete fix for me.  Follow it step-by-step.


    1.   Open "System Preferences".   ( computer only), (Windows computer unknown)

    2.   Open "Network".

    3.   Click on the "Sprocket with down arrow".

    4.   Select "Make Service Order"

    5.   Move the connection your using (Wifi, Ethernet, etc.) to the top, and click Apply.

    6.   If you selected Ethernet, then turn OFF Wifi in the top menu.

    7.   Shut DOWN your computer and then restart after completely shutting down.

    7a. Either restart or unplug and plug in the Apple TV (insure your logged into Home Share after restart).

    7b. Start iTunes (insure your logged into Home Share).


    Enjoy life again!