Will a wifi bridge help

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Nychot, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    I have atv and a roku in my home theater all hooked via hdmi and using my wifi network. I sometimes have buffering issues on both. Will a wifi bridge help to stop the buffering if I attach the devices via Ethernet to the bridge. I'm thinking the linksys 610 bridge. I also have a linksys router.
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    maybe

    if there's something causing interference with your wifi, adding a different receiver might help, but probably not
    if your equipment is buried in a cabinet, moving it outside of that cabinet might help.

    wifi is not an exact science, there are numerous things that can cause interference.

    your most reliable bet is fully hard wired.
     
  3. almonde macrumors regular

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    I bought a WD Livewire kit from amazon for $80

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit...Y0VY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332130739&sr=8-1

    Connection is about 80Mbps over two ring mains. I have one unit connected to my router, the other connected to the TV, Apple TV2 and the blu ray player. No buffering issues at all since installing it and its been on for about 2 months no without a single issue, just plug in and forget.

    As close to wired ethernet as you'll get IMHO without actually running the wires.
    I doubt the bridge would help much
     

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