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Apple TV: Switching between wired and wireless networks

Follow these steps to switch your Apple TV from Ethernet to a wireless network.

  1. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the Apple TV.
  2. Navigate to Settings > General > Network to join a Wi-Fi network.
  3. A list of available wireless networks will appear. Using the up and down buttons on your remote, navigate to the network you wish to join and select it.
    • If your wireless network requires a password, a keyboard will appear allowing you to enter the password using your remote.
    • If the network you wish to join is hidden, click Other and enter the network name using the onscreen keyboard and the remote. Enter the password if necessary.
  4. After Apple TV has joined the network, a Connection Succeeded screen should appear. Click Done. The screen now should display the wireless network information, including network name, IP address, Wi-Fi address, and signal strength.

To switch back to a wired connection, connect the Ethernet cable. Apple TV will switch to the wired connection automatically. Apple TV prioritizes a wired Ethernet connection.

Last Modified: Aug 20, 2013
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