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I have a strange problem with streaming via a wired router

by cookie2465 / March 11, 2013 4:30 AM PDT

Can anyone explain why I have such a hard time streaming - usually at night - via a WIRED connection? We stream Netflix on several different devices: upstairs, on the same level as our router, on a TV through our Wii - wireless connection , my computer, also via a wireless connection and downstairs via a Sony Blu-ray player via a Wired connection to the same router. WE have no problems with any connection except our main TV running off the wired connection through our Sony BD player. Why would that be? I also notice that it seems ok during the day but at night, not so much. At times there are a lot of other devices accessing the internet via wireless but others, the TV and Blu-ray are the only devices on. Netflix states that the connection isn't good and has me reset the router and modem, but this doesn't solve the issue.

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And what happens when?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2013 4:33 AM PDT

What happens when you turn off all the other devices?

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What happens when you turn off all the other devices?
by cookie2465 / March 12, 2013 1:07 AM PDT
In reply to: And what happens when?

Nothing, the problem doesn't change which makes me wonder if it is within the Sony blu-ray player, since I have an ethernet wire hooked into it and run through the ceiling and up throught he floor to the router and the router is hooked directly to the modem.

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Good test and bad result.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 9:08 AM PDT

Given this, it's time to check the firmware is current on the Sony and if still bad, call it defective and ask for refund or replacement with some other model.
Bob

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firmware and connection
by cookie2465 / March 11, 2013 4:34 AM PDT

By the way, I failed to mention that I have a cable modem connection and am using a D-Link DIR-615 router.

Thank you for any light you can shed on this!

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Ahh, the somewhat famous 615.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2013 4:40 AM PDT

I'm not saying that's it but a test run with the WiFi off and just this lone Sony should nail down where the issue could be.

Why did I write "could"? Simple. If someone made there own cables, I've lost count ...
Bob

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Something to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2013 4:52 AM PDT
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Read http://forums.cnet.com/7723-13973_102-584096/another-sm
by cookie2465 / March 12, 2013 1:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Something to read.

I read through the thread, and althought I don't do techno-speak, It seems that you were trying to tell the other member that many TVs and other such types of devices don't have the same high quality connection firmware/hardware? I'm wondering if we would do better to skip the blu-ray and hook up to our xbox 360? Would they have better connections? My boys are on it all the time and don't seem to have any lagging issues, etc.

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Something to read
by cookie2465 / March 12, 2013 6:37 AM PDT

I'm beginning to think (as I'm analyzing everything and paying attention to every little detail) that it might possibly be a combination of your suggestion above and our router. Over the past few days I've noticed that wireless connections have been terrible unless you are within 50 feet and on the same level of our home as the router. There is virtually no wireless on the upstairs or downstairs levels with my iPhone - it keeps popping to 3G. Within price reason - what do I look for in a router? Because of the cable access and set up of our home, our modem and router are on the main level but TV is on the lower and we need wireless that will extend to all three levels. Somewhat a change of subject, but a possible partial solution.

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