Because how wifi works you would never want the media server to be on wifi. You instantly cut the possible speed in half or worse as the packet goes to the router then again to the client.
Best is wired to the router.
This should help widen the choices.
Hello Everyone! I am looking for a recommendation for the best wifi media server to purchase. I am looking for two primary functions: 1- Have the ability to subscribe to NetFlix and 2- also have the ability to play iMovies, iDVD's and view iPhoto pictures, from my iMAC computer in the other room. We have broadband through Comcast, and we also just purchased a new router (NetGear WNDR3700-100NAR - which I was told was a good one). I have researched AppleTV, the Sony media player, and others - there seems to be mixed reviews and opinions and I am getting a bit confused.