Yes, my appletv is connected via Ethernet... Gigabit Ethernet and Play large hd content no problem... And yes it connects to Internet for renting or purchasing as well as streaming purchased content via iCloud when your computer is off which is a really cool feature I've been using lately...Scottx2 said:I'd be streaming it from a Mac mini in one room, to the AppleTV on the other side of the room, however this room is upstairs and the router is a floor down. I have a laptop which I can test it with no problem, running Windows 7.
As they're in the same room, ethernet wouldn't be too much of a problem. I could just run a long ethernet cable round the skirt to the other side. Would I then still be able to use the internet on the AppleTV say for renting from the Apple store?
It's wireless G, ive been considering a wireless N router recently though so may be a purchase I should consider. But I'm glad to hear you believe it should be fine. I was looking to pick a 1st gen AppleTV up though for the hard drive which can't be purchased from Apple.bpsmith said:Not quite as straight forward as they as the Router is the centre of the communication. Ideally you want to wire both units to the Router which is often easier said than done.
Now we know your setup though, I doubt you will have any problems with what your hoping to achieve. Even with the dual lines of connection between floors it shouldn't be a problem with the WiFi signal being powerful enough. Is it n standard your using or g. If n, I think you will be fine.
On a different note, if you buy direct from an Apple store, you have the 14 day no quibble returns to fall back on if not suitable. ;-)
Is this the same type of connection I spoke about? Ethernet connecting the device I want to stream from but connecting wireless to my router for use of the net?instigator said:Yes, my appletv is connected via Ethernet... Gigabit Ethernet and Play large hd content no problem... And yes it connects to Internet for renting or purchasing as well as streaming purchased content via iCloud when your computer is off which is a really cool feature I've been using lately...
I might have been confused...Scottx2 said:Is this the same type of connection I spoke about? Ethernet connecting the device I want to stream from but connecting wireless to my router for use of the net?
The first part is correct. Is that possible? Mac is currently connected via WiFi.instigator said:I might have been confused...
If your appletv is connected via Ethernet to your computer with content on it then yes, hd content playing should be fine... Ok, just to clarify, your network would have to be setup in a way that computer and appletv are connected to each other but both connect to Internet via wifi router downstairs? Is the computer itself connected to router downstairs via Ethernet or wifi?
If you are streaming purchases from Internet via wifi G speeds... Well I think it will work but you might see some longer buffering times... N is faster... As someone else suggested, try streaming content with your laptop...
How fast is your broadband speed by the way?
Super, so if your mac can do it the appletv can too! Youve just answered your own question...Scottx2 said:The first part is correct. Is that possible? Mac is currently connected via WiFi.
I have a 30mb cable connection which streams HD content no problem on my Mac connected via WiFi.
Yes, I think if you have 30mb broadband or higher you get the super box with N as the G one would be a bottleneck or something... Mine has gigabit Ethernet and N wifi... I've got Ethernet between lounge and music room and gigabit switch in music room for mac, nas and various stuff in music room... Lounge has appletv, Sony tv and windows pc connected via gigabit Ethernet... Wifi is on just for iPad and iPhone...Scottx2 said:In fact, I've just realised, someone may correct me, that the router I've got from Virgin Media is wireless N, if it is backwards compatible, I could just ensure that my router is setup for wireless N and straight away, a better connection?