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Poor wireless HD video streaming

January 3, 2013 at 15:03:46
Specs: Windows XP

Just got a new HD Smart TV and trying to stream Netflix and Youtube. Netflix works decent most of the time, buffering occasionally but Youtube buffers all the time and is not watchable. Using a Netgear WGT624 b/g router located some 60 feet away a half floor upstairs. Internet downstream speed is about 5.5 Mbps on the hard wired main computer and laptops show the same speed when connected wirelessly. Wireless Network Connection Status on a laptop close to the TV show "Very Good to Good" signal strength and Speed at 11 Mbps. Why is the Yotube connection so poor on the TV? The Netflix could be better too. Laptop by the TV streams Neflix and Yotube fine but of course that is not HD. Do I need an upgraded router or powerline network adapter?

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January 4, 2013 at 14:07:43

I would say your powerline network adapter is probably the weak point, they are a good concept in theory but don't work well in practice. If you need better wireless range throughout your home you should consider buying a signal Wireless Range Extender: http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...

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