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Since WiFi can be interferred with
I like powerline networking. You could try other ideas such as moving to 802.11g WPA2 and various channels.
I can do this but the question remains-- why does my Apple TV stream without a hitch located in exactly the same location? While I agree wired is inherently more stable, Samsung seems to be the problem, not wifi.
You won't be the first or last to ask that.
Different devices do better or worse. Samsung gets a lot of these questions due to the sheer numbers out there. I have examples where Samsung followed the rules to a fault. Here's one:
So an Apple TV would work in that situation because most other products aren't following the rules to the "t".
What to do next? If you feel this is a Samsung issue and will not try the usual, the next move is clear.
So I guess I run a wire
Thanks for your help. However, I find it irritating that two Vizio's, 1 chromecast, and a blueray all work fine wirelessly on a *different floor* from the router and the apple TV works fine sitting wirelessly attached right at the TV. Only the Samsung requires I run a wire or use an an a/c line for it even though its in the same room as the router. I'm suspicious Samsung gets a lot of the questions because there is clearly a problem with their product's ability to maintain a connection.
My example was just one.
It appears that trying the usual is unacceptable. I've yet to read that Samsung has corrected this or improved WiFi range overall and after the set is sold, unless it's broken (as in no WiFi detected) they don't seem to fix it.
That's why I collected a lot of tips about it and troubles folk run into. The market share means more reports than the others.
I have the same model and have the same issue.
I have the same model Samsung and often when I use Netflix the TV shutdown and tells me the internet is not working. I reload and restart Netflix and sometimes works fine and sometimes shutdowns again. I moved to my Apple TV or Samsung DVD player and have no issues.
Obviously a defect in this model Samsung TV. I just bought the UHD 8550 the TV is great but the WiFi from the TV is very slow and has problems with Netflix high quality streaming, often spooling to catch up. Back to Apple TV and Samsung DVD player. Solution is Apple TV or DVD player.
UN65F9000 UHD wireless connections keep dropping on NetFlix
I have owned this tv for 9 months.
I have had the problem since day 1.
I load HD NetFlix and begin watching a movie, during a 2 hour movie netflix tells me I have No Internet connection. After exiting Netflix and reloading Netflix app I resume the movie and it loads and runs for another 20 mins. And I get the No Internet connection again.The Samsung diagnostics shows loss of signal between the TV and the ATT Router. I have had Att 3 times come and upgrade me from 24 mbs to 45 mbs, change the Router Twice to the newest and best and install a battery backup for the Router. As an aside all computers, TV's and network devices are on APC 1250 and larger battery backups and FPL is running at a 99+% no flicker up time, so it's not power. I have run both wireless and RJ45 directly to the Smart Hub. In the last month I installed an Apple TV ver 3 and have not had a failure with Netflix since. I watched 6 full movies without an interruption. I then decided to try the Samsung App just to see what happens and it died in about 20 mins. I have no doubt that the Netfix problem is in the Bios installed in the TV, to upgrade the bios I have to replace the external smart hub. I'm gonna call call Samsung on Monday since the TV is under Warranty and under a Samsung Service contract and get it upgraded or replaced.
I'm interested in what you hear from Samsung. I'm not sure they are going to have a wireless solution unless there are parameters that can be tweaked (e.g., no DHCP).
My 8550 is Slow but does not disconnect
Just to be clear my 7100 disconnects same as your but the 8550 which I just bought is just slow and has difficulty with streaming high quality movies. It doesn't happen all the time on the 7100 I have been able to update the programing using the wifi. As far as I know the up dated programing hasn't helped my situation.
If new programing would help then I could update either using the wifi or a temporary line connection. I think you can also use a stick drive to update also if needed. Did that on an older Samsung TV. If it's hardware issue well then it is what it is and the DVD player or Apple may be the best solution.
I will contact Samsung also to see what they say.
See my post under "Samsung forum: Netflix issues on Samsung
I have a WiFi Problem that fits this post.
Please check it out.
A link to that post please?
I cannot seem to find your post in searching the forum. If I search on the phrase you have in your subject (Samsung forum: Netflix issues on Samsung), I get over 14K hits! Apparently I don't understand how to use search in this tool very well or its implementation here is uh...less than optimal.
FYI--I hate re-inventing a subject for every response!!
thanks, I had just finally figured that out.
You can sometimes answer it in just one line (like this.)