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pm-r Aug 1st, 2014 05:47 PM

Apple TV IP Address curiosity
 
We just recently got a new and new to us Apple TV which after ten days I've finally got it and all our TV, 5.1 audio receiver, DVD, PVR, iPads and iMacs working as I want just using our single older Logitech Harmony Remote. It would have been much less hassle if the Logitech/Harmony software directions had been more helpful and at least accurate which I finally figured out that it wasn't. :(

During the setup/configuring procedure I discovered that the Apple TV could not be plugged into the audio receiver's switched AC power, as the Apple TV would usually not get a proper IP address from our 2012 Airport Express that's e'net connected to a Shaw modem.

When powering up or restarting the Apple TV it will usually get an IP address that does not work with an address of 192.168.0.1. It takes several ATV and/ or Airport Express tries and restarts to finally get a working address of 10.0.x.x.

So as long as the Apple TV stays plugged into a live AC receptacle and the power doesn't quit, everything is fine for now.

But I'm quite curious to know how and why the Apple TV could be getting such a non-working IP address as 192.168.0.1 when "connecting" to our named Airport Express via a wireless connection, and it was my understanding that the Airport Express usually provides a 10.x.x.x IP range.

IllusionX Aug 1st, 2014 06:38 PM

Apple TV IP Address curiosity
 
If i remembrer, the AE default ip is 192.168.0.1. But if you are using 10.x.x.x, so be it.

My guess is that you have something on your network that assigns the 192 network on your LAN

pm-r Aug 1st, 2014 08:00 PM

From what I've read, the latest Apple wireless products default to providing a 10.0.x.x address, but maybe it depends on what they're connected to.

I had also questioned what else could be providing the 192.168.0.1 address, especially considering that our Airport Express' custom name was selected. Then I thought that the 192.168.0.1 number seemed to be familiar, which it was and what I used with our non-wireless D-Link DI-604.

But I'm only using it as a dumb hub/switch for E'net to three iMacs using only its LAN ports.

Using 192.168.0.1 in Safari on my E'net iMac went nowhere, but enabling its Wi-Fi sure got me to the D-Link DI-604 setup and its Home/DHCP setting was set to "Enable". So I've set it to Disabled and will check out a power-off/startup on the Apple TV and see if it still tries to connect to the 192.168.0.1 address at a later date.

I'm guessing that it won't and somehow the D-Link DI-604 may have been back feeding that address to the AP Express to give out via the E'net connection???

Maybe, but why did none of our wireless Macs or iPads etc. ever attempt to connect to the wrong IP address from our AP Express??? Strange, but I'm glad they didn't.

IllusionX Aug 1st, 2014 11:21 PM

Strange things will happen with multiple DHCP servers on the network. You just can't explain.

Oakbridge Aug 2nd, 2014 07:32 AM

Sounds like the D-Link DI-604 is still issuing DHCP addresses. I'm curious as to why you're using a router when a $20 switch would probably do.

Just one of the reasons why I don't mix and match equipment other than putting in switches.

pm-r Aug 2nd, 2014 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oakbridge (Post 1763426)
Sounds like the D-Link DI-604 is still issuing DHCP addresses. I'm curious as to why you're using a router when a $20 switch would probably do.

Just one of the reasons why I don't mix and match equipment other than putting in switches.


I just used an old unused non-wireless D-Link DI-604 I had as a dumb hub/switch when the wireless D-Link DI-624 started giving problems that I replaced with an Airport Express. It's all been working fine setup this way for several years now.

The only goof up was when starting the new Apple TV that was added. But keeping it powered on has stopped that problem of it getting an improper IP address when first powered on.


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