Apple TV

We describe how to configure an Apple TV to connect to the ETH wireless network.

Apple Configurator

  • Install the Apple Configurator from the AppStore.
  • Start the Apple Configurator from your applications.

Create Profile

  • Create a new Profile in the menu File -> New Profile.
  • Give it a name in the General tab.
  • Download and extract the required certificates (valid until January 2022).
  • Configure Certificates and select all the *.cer files you just downloaded.
  • Configure Wi-Fi according to the screenshot below. Use your personal ETH wifi account for testing purposes. If you want to use an AppleTV for presentations in your group, we can create a dedicated technical account for authentication or help you connect it to the IoT network.

  • Make sure to check all certificates in the Trust tab.

  • Save the profile. Note that this file contains the Wi-Fi username and password in plaintext.

Configure Apple TV

  • Connect your Apple TV with a USB cable to your computer.
  • Wipe the Apple TV by selecting it, then right-click and choose Advanced -> Erase all Content and Settings.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen and wait for the device to be rebooted.
  • Right-click and choose Modify -> Device Name and give your Apple TV a telling name.
  • Right-click and choose Prepare and make the following settings:
    • 'Do not enroll in MDM'
    • Network: Wi-Fi
    • Profile: YourAppleTVProfile

Your AppleTV should now be connected to the Wi-Fi and can be used by computers on the same wireless network.