I have been using my Apple TV3 and iPad2 successfully for over a month with a Wi-Fi network created on my iMac (no external router). I changed the network name and password so that a visitor could connect (I had forgotten my password) and now my airplay option has disappeared from my iPad. Both the Apple TV and iPad are connecting via Wi-Fi to the internet, the iMac is still showing the apple TV (audio only through iTunes due to age of iMac) but no matter what I try I cannot get the iPad airplay option back.
Things I have tried:
- restoring/restarting the Apple TV
- restarting iPad
- restarting iMac
- recreating network/internet sharing
- reinstalling mountain Lion
I have read countless complaints about airplay not working with the iPad for people so am not sure that an airport extreme would fix the problem either. I am planning on getting an airport extreme but was hoping to wait a little longer because my setup was working for now.
Does anyone have any ideas short of buying an external router?