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How do I get Wi-Fi signal to my blu-ray player?

by bmw11577 / November 27, 2011 10:04 PM PST

I have a blu-ray player on the 3rd floor of my house, but my wireless modem is on the first floor (only place we can plug it in). The blu-ray player often doesn't receive the wi-fi signal so streaming movies often stop suddenly until a better signal is received. Short of buying a 60' cord that will travel up the stairs and connect the two devices, how can I get a better signal??

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Use a wireless repeater
by Pepe7 / November 28, 2011 1:05 AM PST

$50+, ballpark, depending on which model/features you need. Stick with name brands if possible so you get support you need. Also, make certain you are using dual band 'N' wireless if possible to maximize your performance.

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Some models don't like repeaters.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 3:40 AM PST

I've lost count of the Samsung, Sony devices that don't work over a repeater. Yes, yes, they should but they didn't.
Bob

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Were they using 'N' wireless technology?
by Pepe7 / November 28, 2011 3:54 AM PST

That sometimes is the boost which is required IME.

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Months have passed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 4:03 AM PST

For now we don't try it anymore as Samsung and Sony hang up the phone when you ask. We've moved to the other solutions of second router as a WAP or powerline networking to solve it.
Bob

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