Hello fellow users,
First time long time, I began using Roomie in 2012, and haven’t used a physical remote since (except for Apple TV!). I have (3) Apple TV 3’s, and (1) Apple TV 4. All are updated to the newest software versions. Each of the Apple TV 3 have been restored from iTunes. None of them are subject to the recall. All of them are hardwired LAN (I prefer this).
My Apple TV3’s do not regularly wake on lan, and often drop control while in use (go back to “matching” or “verifying” phase in the edit device screen. This is after it having worked fine. The Wake on Lan also has issues, and works on occasion. I gave each of the Apple TVs static IPs, and they do stick. This increased reliability a little bit, but it is still a frustrating experience (especially for my wife, kids, and guests!). I began to assume that the Apple TVs, while not subject to the recall, have the same defects as the recalled units, so I bought an Apple TV 4, assuming it would solve my issues.
I love the Apple TV4 interface, what a massive improvement in UI/Os. However, the wake-on-lan NEVER works. I successfully linked the device in the App, but the same issues occur as in the 3, “verifying” or “matching” state in the device list. I have not given this a static IP yet, but that doesn’t seem to be the issue in the others, so I figured it’s not on this either. The unit is hard wired. I have excellent WiFi in my home, so I could try that again, but I prefer hardwire gigabit when I can.
Equipment in the chain:
Fios Quantum Gateway (AC 1750) G1100 - Assigns IPs, wifi off
Asus AC-88u - provides the wireless networks, and plugs in to the network switch
NETGEAR JGS524NA 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet - Distributes hardwired connections throughout the house
NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GS608NA) - Takes the line from the 24 port and distributes it throughout the master bed room
Apple TV4 and TV3, both hardwired.
The other Apple TV3s are connected directly to the 24 port switch.
I’m at a loss, and have been at this for a while. Running out of energy, but paying a professional to do this is probably a 5 figure job in my area. Not interested in that, and don’t really want to go with a Roku or Fire TV. I do have two fire TV sticks, and they work perfectly over IP, as do all my other IP devices (iTachs, Insteon, etc). Thanks for your help.