Recent Topics
Chrome Polish
by rrretiree7 - 01/22/20 11:57 PM
2009 Infiniti G37x
by mjk - 01/22/20 10:51 PM
Boy did I have a scare today! Still a little concerned...
by SubieRubyRoo - 01/22/20 10:32 PM
Castrol Edge 0w20
by Mr_Luke - 01/22/20 10:17 PM
Air purifier/vacuum scheme?
by The_Eric - 01/22/20 09:14 PM
Car for short, elderly person?
by BBDartCA - 01/22/20 08:34 PM
Amsoil discontinues ACD SAE 30/10w30 HDEO
by CleverUserName - 01/22/20 07:34 PM
Chromium-based Microsoft Edge
by uc50ic4more - 01/22/20 07:13 PM
Reason for new car problems
by Exhaustgases - 01/22/20 05:50 PM
Selling the VW need a replacement.
by ram_man - 01/22/20 05:48 PM
Williams Tools Made in Taiwan
by BBDartCA - 01/22/20 05:32 PM
Synthetic Power Steering Fluid?
by TXCarGeek - 01/22/20 05:03 PM
New 5% RA discount code
by bullwinkle - 01/22/20 04:12 PM
17 Dodge Ram 6.7, 5K
by merdog - 01/22/20 02:16 PM
Mobile 1 in a Subaru Manual transaxle?
by someoldguy - 01/22/20 01:17 PM
Castrol and NASCAR
by kstanf150 - 01/22/20 01:14 PM
AMSoil Signature / AMSoil European - 5-40
by 335xiE92FBO - 01/22/20 12:06 PM
How happy are you in your profession ?
by Mr Nice - 01/22/20 11:52 AM
Newest Members
Jeff1024, EricWestland, Brian200001, Phildrum, 335xiE92FBO
70506 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
20 registered members (cjolson140, CB22, blufeb95, carlprop, BlueOvalFitter, 2 invisible), 724 guests, and 21 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics300,450
Posts5,176,067
Members70,506
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Streaming question #5293874 12/13/19 09:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 899
L
loneryder Offline OP
OP Offline
L
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 899
I've never been able to stream movies etc. before now. At present I'm streaming via wireless. It's been iffy so far. Would I get better streaming via an ethernet cable??

Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293876 12/13/19 09:48 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 23,650
D
Donald Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 23,650
What is the speed coming into your home? An Ethernet cable will always be faster than wireless.

But wireless should be fast enough to stream.

Do a network speed test using a Ethernet cable attached PC to get a baseline do the same on wireless.

You can kind of stream at 5Mb. But more like 10 Mb is needed. More if you go to UHD.

You need a good wireless router not older than say 2 years.

Last edited by Donald; 12/13/19 09:49 PM.

2015 Ford F-250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293884 12/13/19 09:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 7,857
W
Wolf359 Online Content
Online Content
W
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 7,857
What's your speed? Run a speedtest on your device via wireless and see what it says. Your connection speed is probably too slow. You'd have to get closer to the router to get higher speeds.

Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293888 12/13/19 10:07 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 899
L
loneryder Offline OP
OP Offline
L
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 899
Speed is between 20-30 mbps. The router is beside the tv. My Dish dvr is frozen at the moment. I tried to switch from watching a movie back to live tv and it froze. Will unplug it and see what happens.

Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293894 12/13/19 10:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,876
Propflux01 Offline
Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,876
It is more than likely your router and/or network card I had to upgrade both on my computer and now I can stream anything without issue wirelessly.


2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293927 12/13/19 11:21 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 814
N
NO2 Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 814
Do a jitter and packet loss test and run periodic seed tests. If you see a lot of gaps (typical in a wireless connection) , wide variations in bandwidth, or a lot of variability in ping times, that indicates that the wireless connection is over capacity. You will probably get a better quality connection from cable.

Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293929 12/13/19 11:28 PM
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,432
M
Mad_Hatter Offline
Offline
M
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,432
Originally Posted by loneryder
Speed is between 20-30 mbps. The router is beside the tv. My Dish dvr is frozen at the moment. I tried to switch from watching a movie back to live tv and it froze. Will unplug it and see what happens.

Is that 20~30mbps wireless? If so, that's more than fast enough to stream.. unless, you have multiple other devices streaming videos or gaming at the same time, then things can get iffy. If you're getting a lot of buffering then check your device buffer and router settings or call your service providers tech support because something's not right. You should be able to stream a video seamlessly at 20~30mbps.

Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293939 12/14/19 12:00 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 1,994
S
Skippy722 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 1,994
You might be getting interference if you’re on 2.4GHz. We were having tons of issues at our previous house, turns out most of my neighbors were using one of the same 2 or 3 channels. Switched to one where there was no other WiFi and no more issues!


2016 Chrysler 300S v6
2018 Dodge Grand Caravan GT

Slight Mopar obsession
Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5293947 12/14/19 12:46 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,106
D
Dave9 Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,106
Yes, unless you have a red herring in your network, you will get far better, consistent and higher performance using wire over wifi.

This will always be true. Wifi will never, due to science, be faster than wires if you have an apples to apples comparison of the contemporary standards for both.

The DETAILS on the other hand, that's the devil.

Long story short, never use wifi if you have a reasonable/tolerable option of using a cable. Not only will that link be faster and more consistent, it will also free up your wifi bandwidth for devices that need it.

Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5294035 12/14/19 07:16 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,028
A
Audios Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,028
Try the wire to see if it improves things as a test, but 20 mb should be more than enough. I think Netflix says bare minimum is 3 mb, so youre well above that. What are you using to stream? Could the device be older and not up to more recent streaming standards? ie older smart tv, or roku box.


2002 VW Golf TDI-T5 10/30
2007 Mercedes GL320 CDI-T6 5/40
2005 BMW M3 BMW-Twin Power 10/60
2003 BMW M5-M1 15/50
1998 BMW M3/4/5-M1 10/40
Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5294060 12/14/19 07:41 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,574
B
bubbatime Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,574
Originally Posted by loneryder
Speed is between 20-30 mbps. The router is beside the tv. My Dish dvr is frozen at the moment. I tried to switch from watching a movie back to live tv and it froze. Will unplug it and see what happens.


You have WAY MORE than enough speed. My last house had 10 mbps and streamed perfectly fine. My current house has 15 mbps and we were ecstatic to have 50% faster internet, and of course, it streams HD perfectly fine. We stream over WiFi.


2019 Honda CRV 1.5T dealer bulk
2017 Chrysler Pacifica SuperTech synthetic 5W20
2013 Yamaha XT250 Valvoline motorcycle 10W40
2006 GMC Sierra SuperTech high mileage 5W30

Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5294119 12/14/19 09:14 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,196
J
JC1 Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,196
What are you streaming the movies on? Laptop, Fire Stick, something else?

As others have said, do a speed test. There is an app from the App store to test Wifi signals on your smart phone. It's called Netgear wifi analytics. It tells you if your Wifi settings are optimal such as Wifi assigned channels. This may help you change your wifi settings to increase performance.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 0w-20 Pennzoil Ultra/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5294163 12/14/19 09:50 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 23,650
D
Donald Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 23,650
There are some apps on the app store to tell you what other WIFI routers are around you from neighbors.

The Unfi controller will send me an email when it detects interference.

Also I am unimpressed with the smart TV portion of the smart TV I have. Went to a Roku vs using the smart TV portion of the TV. Still use the TV.


2015 Ford F-250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5294174 12/14/19 09:59 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,852
C
Chris Meutsch Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,852
Originally Posted by loneryder
Speed is between 20-30 mbps. The router is beside the tv. My Dish dvr is frozen at the moment. I tried to switch from watching a movie back to live tv and it froze. Will unplug it and see what happens.


20-30? Not even close to being fast enough. I am at 227 which is more than enough. TV, computer, multiple devices are always in use. Having said that, you should be at at least 60 to make it work OK.
How old is your router/modem? Have you unplugged them lately and let them reset? My ex's likes to dip below 50 after a couple months of use and it's noticeable when I'm there with the kids.


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 280k
Re: Streaming question [Re: loneryder] #5294200 12/14/19 10:26 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,671
M
madRiver Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,671
Ethernet cable into a router will mask wireless problems due to home or a junky router and give you nearly full speed of internet connection. If they persist then it potentially your internet itself.

You don't need 60Mbps as state above. At a motel I was able with 30Mbps to repeat thru a travel router plugged in outdoor outlet for my entire family (5) to stream Netflix, Xfinity, Amazon etc.

Recommend: https://speedtest.xfinity.com which will give you some info of your wireless connection.


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™