Going to ATV2 (dropping Dish), do I need better wireless ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Shivetya, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    Currently I have a cable modem which is connected to a Linksys 54 series wireless router. Its single band, that much I am sure of. I will check when I get home as it might to N but I am not sure.

    Regardless, would it be noticeable if I upgraded my home to a dual band router like Apple's Extreme line; not bad pricing if purchased as refurb; or will the ATV2 do just fine otherwise?

    I am looking to swap to Netflix for some TV shows. Most movies I watch are blu-ray and I am not worried about changing that. Just want to make sure that I don't make for a bad ATV2 experience because of my existing hardware.
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    I am running my ATV2 on wireless G network and it works just fine. Everything streams fine and I don't get long buffering times. The only issue I had was when I was using google DNS but after switching to my ISP DNS, problems stopped.
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    OK, will have to try it as is then, never had any issues with my current setup for anything else and would prefer to not spend what I do not have too
  4. macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    If you live in a suburb away from apartment buildings in a single family home, you should be ok. If you live in an urban area with houses crammed on top of each other, and lots of apartment buildings, you won't stand a prayer with your old single band router...

    Just give it a try and see if it works and buy a new one if not. FWIW, I think the Apple routers are crap, and the Netgear WNDR3700 is much better...

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