Hey I seem to not be able to have airport express and Apple TV connected and the same time. I have tried various different setup methods( Ethernet, wireless . Extend, standalone) but keep experiencing drop outs with the atv . I have also tried changing settings via airport utility with no success... Seems ridiculous that I have purchase AirPort Extreme to make these too work together . If anyone has any suggestions on how I can fix my deliemma it would be greatly appreciated? Taylor
I have an Airport Express and 2 ATV's, and they all get along fine, so it is possible. First, can you take you AE out of the equation? Does the ATV work fine (wired or wireless) without the AE?
If so, add the AE into the mix. You haven't explained what you're using it for. I can't think of a valid reason to have them in the same room, so I'm going to assume you either need to extend your wireless range to reach the ATV in a remote part of the house or you just want to hang some speakers on the AE's audio port.
In either case, this works for me. Setup the AE in the Airport Utility's "Wireless" tab (in Mac OS X) to "Extend a wireless network", and make sure to send the AE's network name to the SAME as the main wireless network. This works really well to extend you wireless network into remote parts of the house!
I guess you could be using the AE as the (only) wireless router, connected to an Ethernet-only router, and connecting the ATV to this (only) wireless network. In that case you'd select "Create a wireless network", and join the ATB to this network.
If you could provide more info about your setup, it might help with more suggestions!