Buffering issue - Apple TV 2 and Netflix
I have an Apple TV 2 I purchased back in the summer (2011). Software version 4.4.4 (3330) and is connected wireless to my network with HDMI to my TV.
Ever since I have purchased the device it would infrequently either drop network connection entirely or yield buffering issues when I attempted to stream Netflix. A pain in neck yes but like I said it would occur infrequently once or twice a day.
The past week it is now occurring to the point that watching something is impossible with it lagging out to buffer every 15 seconds or so. I am able to watch Netflix with no buffering issues on my laptop mere inches away from the ATV block and also on my wife's ipad 2 and on my desktop. The only buffering issues I am seeing is on my Apple TV.
I have reset all the hardware numerous times. I have 4 out of 5 bars on the wifi signal strength meter on the ATV. I have changed the connection DHCP protocol from automatic to manual and set the DNS address to everything I have been able to find on every Google result which includes several apple forums like macrumors. No dice.
Anyone have any ideas? This is extremely frustrating as this thing is $100 bucks and after 30 days you have to drop another $30 for tech support (which is absolute garbage). Any help is appreciated.
- 01-17-2012, 04:57 PM #3
- 01-17-2012, 05:34 PM #4iPhone Genius
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And the laptop v AppleTV may be apples and oranges. Netflix used to have separate stream feeds for computers and set-top boxes... but definitely check your router. You might also try running cat5e cable from the router to the AppleTV just to see if it's a wireless or other issue. iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
I can play bandwidth intensive video games and stream multiple Netflix instances without a hiccup but I can't stream a show with all the proper ports open on my router?
- 02-27-2012, 11:40 PM #7iPhone Pro
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