Problem streaming from computer to Apple TV over ethernet.

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Okay, I have struggled with this for a while now. I finally did get it working and I had a router that messed up on me so I went and purchased a new one (Linksys WRT320N). Since I bought the new router, I have been unable to get my apple tv to stream from my computer. I have them both wired, not wireless. It streams from the internet fine, and I'm able to rent movies on it and watch them with no problem. I have tried to turn off pretty much every kind of security on my router in an effort to see if I could get it to stream at all with absolutely no luck. I don't have the firewall enabled on my macbook either, as it was working b4 I bought the new router. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
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As an additional note. It does seem to stream somewhat just at an unimaginable slow speed. I can see the list of movies on my computer but it takes 15-20 seconds just to load the image of it.
I've seen this problem with "n" implentations on non-apple products.  Move things to g and 2.4ghz and see if taht helps

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They are both wired though, not wireless.
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Missed that part, but I wonder if they aren't actually trying to connect wireless.  If you can place the Mac next to the appleTv, I wonder what happens if you use a cross over cable.
I was having that problem for a while on a 1Gbit network - as it turned out - sometime during the exchange of devices, my cable got toasted (not sure how or where - or what entailed the specific toasting) - once I swapped out the cable - everything worked fine again.

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Hmm I'll try a few more things.
Something to try is the IP address used by both devices. Make sure they are all in the same subnet.
They should all have IP addresses looking something like.

192.168.100.xxx

If not, then manually enter the IP address, subnet mask, router and DNS (same as router) on the ATV. I have found the DHCP client sucks and I manually enter all my IP's. Means I know what is going on!
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While all these were decent solutions, in the end I'm not sure what got it working...Basically I unplugged it for a couple weeks and when I plugged it back up my computer didn't see it so I disconnected it from this itunes and reconnected it and it seems to be working now. Thanks for all of your contributions.

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