Linksys Router and ATV SLOW

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Diode, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Diode

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    I let it sync overnight (roughly 7 hours) and it only made it though 5GB! I've got a linksys WRT54G running hyperwrt bios. My computer connection shows it's connected at full 54MBPS (atv doesn't report a connection speed)

    My computer sitting in the same room can download things from the internet at over 800k/sec so I know its not the connection (My computer shows roughly 4/5 bars and the atv shows between 3~4 bars); not to mention downloads from the LAN should be way faster as my modem is only 8mbit.

    I've tried using my old Airport Express to help boost the signel but I think it made the connection even slower.

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
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    Diode

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    Streaming works just fine (doing a 1100kbit stream now) ....

    Wonder if its a bug with the sync feature ... anyone else have a linksys router?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    You got a problem. My 25GB of synching material only takes a minute or two.
     
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    Diode

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    I assume you use ethernet then?
     
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    princealfie

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    Maybe switch to an Airport Extreme base station?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    It only took you a minute or two to move 25GB of data on a Wireless G network? Really?

    To the original poster: You could try connecting the ATV and your computer with an ethernet cable and do the first sync that way. After the first sync you'll be moving relatively small amounts of data, so your wireless network should handle it fine.
     
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    Diode

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    To costly since I don't have a n capable card. Not to mention my room mates would have to upgrade.

    The performance of a n-network degrades if any g cards are in the network (or so I've read).

    I've got another wireless router laying around to see if it's just the linksys router. Was just wondering if people were having the same problem with linksys / non apple routers.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I'm using an N network and I've noticed its very slow syncing if the :apple: TV is in use. When I place the :apple: TV in standby mode (push and hold the play/pause button for 6 seconds)and then sync it is MUCH quicker.
     
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    gnasher729

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    Do the maths: 5 GB in 7 hours is about 200KByte per second or 1.6Mbit per second. That isn't slow, that is just plain wrong. Have a look in Activity Monitor on the Macintosh you are sync'ing to, click on Network, check if it is actually copying or if it does nothing (for example, if your Mac went to sleep after half an hour of syncing, that would explain things).

    Check if the linksys has any complaints. You probably can access it by typing http://192.168.1.1/ or http://10.0.0.2 or something similar into Safari; check your manual if none of these two works.
     

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