Aug 17

I’m posting this in case it helps others with a similar problem getting Apple TV working with DLink routers.
Thanks go to Jeffrey Fose’s original post relating to AirPlay – Enabling AirPlay on a DLINK DIR-655 router



Brand new AppleTV3,2 (model A1469) fails to set the date and time after entering the settings for the wireless network. The ADSL2+ modem/router is a D-Link DSL-2890AL.


1.Patch the router with the latest firmware.

At the time of writing this was 1.02.06, available from EV_A&filetype=Firmware

2.Enable IPv4 Multicast Streams. After the router has rebooted, click on ADVANCED and then choose ADVANCED NETWORK. Scroll down and turn on ‘Enable IPv4 Multicast Streams’.

Do NOT turn on ‘Enable IPv6 Multicast Streams’!

Click Save Settings.

3.Check Firewall settings. Still in ADVANCED, click on FIREWALL SETTINGS. You should see that ‘Enable SPI’ and ‘Enable NAT’ are both turned on. If not, turn them on and click Save Settings.

4.Add Port Triggers. Click PORT TRIGGERING. Add four port triggers:

Name: ‘Apple TV 123’, Trigger: 123, Firewall: 123;
Name: ‘Apple TV 3689’, Trigger: 3689, Firewall: 3689;
Name: ‘Apple TV 7000’, Trigger: 7000, Firewall: 7000;
Name: ‘Apple TV 7100’, Trigger: 7100, Firewall: 7100.

5.Click Save Settings.

At this point the Apple TV should connect and get past the never ending wait to set date and time. If not, try rebooting the router one more time.

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Mar 07

You can enable or disable some services provided by your modem for LAN and WAN connections. If no WAN connection is defined, only the LAN side can be configured.

Click the Admin button to change the modems account passwords.

Click the Services button to configure what services are allowed to pass through the modem.

Click the IP Address button to define who is permitted access to local management features.

Access Control—Admin

There are three usernames and passwords (admin, support, and user) that can be used to control your modem. The passwords for these usernames can be changed on the Admin screen. Select the Username, enter the Old Password, enter a New Password, and then confirm the new password. When you are ready, click Apply at the bottom of the page.

Access Control—Services

From this page you can enable/disable certain services from passing through your modem. Services that can be enabled/disabled on the LAN/WAN are FTP, HTTP, ICMP, SNMP, Telnet, and TFTP.

FTP: (File Transfer Protocol) Used for file transfer.

HTTP: (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) A communications protocol that enables Web browsing.

ICMP: (Internet Control Message Protocol) supports packets containing error, control, and informational messages.

SNMP: (Simple Network Management Protocol) A protocol used for network management and monitoring network devices.

Telnet: A standard Internet protocol for accessing remote systems.

TFTP: (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) A very simple form of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

Access Control—IP Address

Web access to the modem can be limited when Access Control Mode is enabled.

Add the IP address to the IP address list by clicking on the Add button, then select Enabled to enable Access Control Mode.

Enter the IP address of the management station permitted to access the local configuration and click Apply. This will return you to the previous screen where you can enable access control.

If Access Control Mode is disabled, any workstation connected locally to your modem can access the web interface provided the correct username and password is supplied at log on.

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Mar 07

This section of the setup is an advanced version of the quick setup. If you want to make specific configurations to your modem such as creating a SNMP, etc., consider going through this advanced setup for a more comprehensive configuration.

The ADSL settings page contains modulation and capability settings. Consult your ISP to determine the correct settings. Click Apply if you are finished or click on Advanced Settings if you want to configure other advanced settings.

D-Link DSL- 31 2320B ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Modem User ADSL Settings

The test mode can be selected from the ADSL Advanced Settings page. Test modes include normal, reverb, medley, no retrain, and L3. After you make your selection, click on Apply to save these settings first before you go to Tone Selection.

ADSL Tone Settings

The frequency band of ADSL is split into 256 separate tones, each spaced 4.3125 kHz apart. Each tone carries separate data, so the modem operates as if 256 separate modems were running in parallel. The tone range is from 0 to 31 for upstream and from 32 to 255 for downstream. Do not change these settings unless directed by your ISP.

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