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February 24th, 2012, 05:57 PM #1
I just installed Apple tv and have a Linksys wireless router I can't get the ATV to accept my routers password. Is anyone familiar with this setup as well as the proper router settings ? I've been playing around with this for the past few days, trying to find a solution with no avail.......
February 24th, 2012, 06:49 PM #2
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You mean an Apple product that doesn't "just work" ,,,hehe are you using WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise encryption, if so that could be the issue.
Apple TV will not join a wireless network using WPA-Enterprise encryption. Choose another encryption method, like WPA2 or WEP to enable wireless access.Be a Liberal, blame everyone else!!
February 24th, 2012, 06:50 PM #3
Well for starters, how about you give us more information on your setup.
Which Apple TV do you have? Older style with HD or newer style without ...
What type of Linksys router are you using? Are you using the newest firmware? Are you running custom firmware?
What type of security are you using on your Wifi? Are you using a certain type of encryption? have you verified that the Apple TV is able to use this type of encryption?
rich beat me to it what i was trying to elude too.
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February 24th, 2012, 07:09 PM #4
My Apple tv is 2nd version, my router is a Linksys wireless model WRT..GL When I first set it up it worked fine. Then I tried to access the net on my laptop via the wireless route(which was working fine) and found no connection available. After making some changes on the router my netbook can connect to the net via the wireless router, but now I can't get ATV to work ? I tried connecting via WiFi settings. It see's my router, but will not accept my routers password
My Security settings are WPA2 Personal with AES
February 24th, 2012, 07:21 PM #5
Do you have the latest software installed on the appletv?
February 24th, 2012, 07:25 PM #6
Well I asume so, it's brand new besides, I can't update until I can connect.....
February 24th, 2012, 07:26 PM #7
No usually they are behind on the software updates (since it just sits in a box), see if you can plug it in with cat5 cable temporary to get it on the internet then follow these instructions to update it
How to update Apple TV software
February 24th, 2012, 07:29 PM #8
Thanks Zero for that info, but as mentioned I did have it working. It has to have something to do with router settings
February 24th, 2012, 07:30 PM #9
Have you tried rebooting the router since you made some changes on it?
February 24th, 2012, 07:32 PM #10
February 24th, 2012, 07:34 PM #11
Save the changes on the router, then pull the power on it wait about 10 seconds then plugging it back in
February 24th, 2012, 08:04 PM #12
February 24th, 2012, 08:05 PM #13
Go ahead and update the appletv first
February 24th, 2012, 11:04 PM #14
- Updated the firmware on my router, my notebook that connects via wireless working fine
- I tried to update Apple tv, no updates available
- I'm back to square 1. When trying to connect via WiFi ATV sees my router then asks for the password, I enter the password to access my router and then I see. .....
There was a problem connecting to the network.The WiFi password you entered is not correct. Try again (-100)
I think it's time to introduce ATV to my 5 Wood
February 25th, 2012, 10:32 PM #15
Hmmm... I just tried manage wireless networks in Win 7 and it said disabled ?
I have no wirless network connection icons in Network and sharing yet I have a notebook that is conected to my wireless network ? maybe this is part of my Apple Tv problem ?
Last edited by Network67; February 25th, 2012 at 10:54 PM.
February 26th, 2012, 01:46 AM #16
February 26th, 2012, 06:51 PM #17
What did you do to fix it?
February 29th, 2012, 09:00 AM #18
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March 1st, 2012, 12:23 AM #19
Well the thing that stumped me is that ATV could see my wireless network but it kept saying incorrect password yet the password I was entering was exactly the same as my routers. I went back into my routers security settings and noticed it was set to WPA2 Personal with AES TKIP, I also noticed a pass phrase below that. I entered that as the ATV password an Voila DOH!
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