Best way to connect netflix box & PC

April 2, 2010 at 17:02:14
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a computer in one room, and a netflix box in another, that allows me to download movies from computer. I tried the instant network products that use the power lines to make the connection, but it is marginal. I have a cat6 wire, but it looks tacky. What is the best way to create a wireless situation, that works, is reliable, that I can plug my netflix box in, cat5(netflix) to cat 5(my wireless device). Is there a print server, a wireless access point, what would work.

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April 3, 2010 at 06:39:25
Buy some wire mold if you don't like the way the cable looks.

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April 3, 2010 at 10:15:01
Wiremold is great for certain applications. This is a 100ft long piece of wire that has to go across hallways, around the entire kitchen, then into the dining room where the computer is. I appreciate the idea, but its not that simple. Thanks

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April 4, 2010 at 14:23:23
Do currently have a wireless network running?
If so where is the access point in relation to the devices?
Most reliable and the fastest (thoroughput) is a cabled solution however wireless can meet your needs.

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April 4, 2010 at 23:55:30
The computer where the cable comes into the cable modem and router, is about 40' away, not straight. Its across walkways, hallways, etc. I would have to run a wire through the attic to make it look reasonalbe.

I did find by accident that the bottom of the box, a samsung blu-ray dvd and netflix box was ectremely hot. So hot it was uncomfortable to touch. It was acting up on the wire and I went to hook it back up to the network through the house wire gadget to see if it failed the same, more or less. I temporarily raised it up a couple inches and have had no problems. The problem may be this box overheats. I have never felt any other electronic device (dvd, vcr, cassette) etc;, except maybe an amp, the heatsink. It was very hot. Poor design because they dont say anything, the feet are maybe 1/8 " tall, so no air passes under it, and it needs to be kept cooler than it gets. I'm sure its designed to run hot, but this almost burns. Its way too hot. We'll see. Thanks for the info.

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