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Question: Which router/wireless networking/video streaming

I am new to the forum so please bear with me - I have a few questions that have been bugging me.My internet access has previously been limited to dial ups on a work laptop. I plan to buy a laptop for personal use. I would also like to be wireless and in the next few yrs set up a network with a media centre pc for video streaming. 1. I am confused between the speed offer by my broadband provider IDNET (somewhere between 2-5mbps) and the speed of the router. Is it the case that the data arrives at my house at 5mbps and then I can send it around my house at much faster speeds?I assume that a speed of 2-5mbps will mean that I have to download HD broadcasts etc... before watching rather than being able to watch 'live'? Or have I just got this completely wrong?2. If I use the router to connect to the internet will one of the computers have to be on to allow both to connect to the internet? Is there any way around this?3. Can I just plug an external drive into the router to allow me to back up data or does it need to be connected to a pc?4. Any suggestions as to which router - I am happy to spend c£100. many thanks.

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Answer: Which router/wireless networking/video streaming

<<< I am confused between the speed offer by my broadband provider IDNET (somewhere between 2-5mbps) and the speed of the router. >>>If you subscribe to a 5Mbps service with an ISP, you have a connection that will allow you to download at speeds of up to 5Mbps. Your home network, the connections between PC and router and between different PCs will run at 100Mbps for wired ethernet connections and 54Mbps for wireless connections using 802.11g protocol. <<< If I use the router to connect to the internet will one of the computers have to be on to allow both to connect to the internet? Is there any way around this? >>>When you install a router, it is the router and not one of the PCs which establishes the connection to the ISP. All computers connected to the router get their internet access over the LAN from the router and no computer is dependent on any other computer for internet access. They are totally independent.<<< Can I just plug an external drive into the router to allow me to back up data or does it need to be connected to a pc? >>>There are external hard drives with an ethernet interface, but these are more expensive than the more usual USB 2.0 or Firewire drives that need to connect directly to an individual PC.<<< Any suggestions as to which router - I am happy to spend c£100. >>>With ADSL, you want a combined "Wireless Router & ADSL Modem". Models from any of the mainstream manufacturers should be fine - Belkin, Linksys, Netgear, D-Link. One of the more popular models is the Netgear DG834G

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I need a reliable "N" router for video streaming from my PC. I've been reading various user reviews (Netgear, D-Link, Linksys, etc.), but opinion are all over the place and I can't find one router that the majority agrees on. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thank you.

Answer:Wireless router for video streaming

I own a netear router like this, but i also recommend Lynksys routers, they are both similar spec.

Could you post your budget for a better recommendation.

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HiI bought a belkin wireless G router a couple of weeks ago and have been having a problem with video streaming and downloading large files, it stops after a couple of minutes and says buffering but never gets any futher and with downloading large files it downloads at a normal speed for the first minute or two then the speed drops to zero. I tried updating the firmware via the belkin web site and this solved the problem but then when switched on the coputer and router the next day the problem was back again, I once again. I have tried updating the firmware again which again sorted the problem only for it to come back after I had powered down and restarted everything. I was wondering if it is a problem with the router not storing the firmware upgrade or is it something else?I am using a laptop with a 2meg virgin media broadband connection which works fine when it is connected straight to the modem.Many thanks in advancejoni

Answer:Belkin Wireless G Router video streaming problems

What version of Windows? What Belkin model number, there is an issue with a couple of specific Belkin models. Connection via USB adapter?

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I've recently set up a wireless network in my house so 2 pcs can share an internet connection. The set up is that I have an ADSL modem and single point router going into a wireless router through one of the LAN ports so it's simply using it as a switch.

I've successfully set up port forwarding for one application that uses it and the internet works fine apart from the fact that when I try to stream with either realplayer or media player it loads the inital amount needed to start playing, but then doesn't load any more, so i get to hear about 2 seconds of what I want to listen to. I've searched a fair bit and found no answers so does anyone know of a common problem?

I've already noticed that on media player you can set it to stream using UDP and gives a list of ports, I've set up port forwarding for these ports but it didn't make any difference.

Answer:Wireless networking streaming problems

I'd also like to note that previously I was connected to the same network with a cable instead of wireless and streaming worked fine (with all the same equipment) but it's only since I moved house and needed to use wireless that I've had this problem.

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I currently have a D-link DIR-635 wireless router and 50 Mbit/s cable modem. I have the 4 wire ports connected to 3 computers and a NAS. The NAS has a bit torrent client which I use frequently. I wireless stream videos and music from the NAS to my TV via a PS3.The problems I am facing are:1. I frequently get a DNLC error with the playstation when streaming videos2. I frequently get disconnected from the media Server (NAS) when watching videos3. With my laptop, I get errors that page cannot be loaded - even though the wireless signal is strong and I am connected to the router4. If I have torrents running on the NAS, I have super slow speeds when connecting to work via VPNSo this makes me think the router is not strong enough to serve 2+ wireless clients (PS3, Laptop and Phone) as well as to manage the bit torrent downloads.Can you tell me if the D-link DIR-635 is the problem and if so, what is a better router?Thanks

Answer:Help on Wireless router - Streaming and Torrents

I think I'd have a look for an updated firmware first , and see also if " smoothing " or traffic shaping is turned on or off ( on the router ), there may be some tweaks you can make so the torrents don't eat all the bandwidth . Do the items connecting wirelessly have 802.11n adapters ? You might be asking it to do too much .. Ashley

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tl:dr, looking for recommendation on a wireless router to stream video (netflix)

here's the sitch,
housemate recently heard about Google's new chromecast unit, and wanted to find out about the feasibility of streaming video to her tv wirelessly (netflix specifically).
i thought it was certainly possible, but what i've heard so far about chromecast suggests that it wants a very strong, high bandwidth WiFi signal for best results, and the existing wireless router we have in place probably wouldn't be up to the task.

our WLAN here is thus:
Comcast xfinity cable @ ~16mbps into an aging Linksys WRT54G2.
connected to the WRT54G2 is my win7 gaming pc (via Ethernet, but also has a TP-LINK TL-WN350G b/g wireless card installed as a just-in-case), and my two housemates' laptops (at least one of them i'm sure is wireless-G capable, neither of them do anything more strenuous than YouTube). also have an old winXP laptop (802.11b only), but it's seldom used.
there also looks to be between 4 and 8 other access points in the neighborhood, most of which look to be wireless-G, with a pair of -Ns

i've poked around in a couple other locations, including and have had the ASUS RT-N66U come up, Newegg seems to think highly of the ASUS RT-N56U as well, which is much closer to my price range. (an openbox/refurbished N66U would also work, but i have zero experience with OB/refurb products and am slightl... Read more

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Hi, I have a Linksys Wireless-B router, model BEFW11S4. Every time I try to stream video content from places like Music Choice or the media player, my router completely drops my LAN connection. I know it's dropping the LAN and not just the Internet because all of my devices disconnect and I also cannot access my router configuration. I have to power cycle my router to regain my connection. I can stream video without a problem if I connect my PC directly to the modem. But this is a hassle because I am also running an Xbox, Xbox 360, and another PC on the LAN. If anyone has any idea as to why this may be happening, I'd really appreciate the help. By the way, I have the entire network hard-wired and the wireless capability disabled. I can probably provide more details as they are needed.

Answer:Router drops LAN connection when streaming video

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Since I have connected my computer to a router, i have had problems watching streaming video. When I was connected directly to the modem, it would start playing right away, and would play the entire video without a problem. If I had to pause, it would resume as soon as I hit play again. Now with the router, videos stop repeatedly and I have to wait for it to download before it will resume. If I pause, it has to download all over again. Needless to say, this is very irritating.

Regular browsing is still fast.

Answer:Solved: Streaming video problems with D Link router

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I thought looking at packets would help because the only thing that gets my connection back is resetting the back of the router (Netgear rp614v2 wired) which then sends this ARP request to ask "who has ip tell the gateway" and then it looks like the Realtek adapter gives out it's MAC address back to the router. This is what I see when I reset the back of the modem but I guess that might not matter since I can't really tell what's happening when it stops. Looking at packets when video is streaming like youtube, shows TCP UDP and ACKs but when the connection stops, normally in the middle of a youtube videe, there are just packets going, but nothing hitting the PC. Meanwhile the video just hangs and even after reset will not continue playing, I have to go back to homepage first.

Symptom: Internet disconnects when watching streaming video. Normally connection will only last 5-20 minutes but sometimes an hour.
Fix: Reset back of router. Cycling modem and router will usually throw a DHCPNACK message in Event viewer, saying that the gateway denied the PC ip. This will normally disconnect within an hour.
Provider: Charter Comm (they will not help with this router)
Attempts to fix: Made sure firmware is up to date, reset Netstack on pc with NETSH command (?), reset router multiple times to factory.
Verified the router is approved--- it was working 4 weeks ago fine on AT & T DSL service. There is no signal loss on the modem o... Read more

Answer:router disconnects while streaming video: only reset helps

i just bought a netgear WGT624 wireless router and am having the same problem. i've tried lots of things (changing channels, updating firmware, trying different dns servers, static ips, with and without WAP passwords). still getting the same disconnects when watching streaming media (usually hockey or football games which are typcially vcast, justinTV, type stuff).

i haven't found a solution yet. it's frustrating. i have an old belkin access point and i think i'm going to eventually hardwire that to the netgear and just connect wirelessly to the belkin. but that defeats the purpose of buying the netgear, because i'll just be using it as a router and it's one more thing to plug in.

if you've found any solutions please post. i'll do likewise.

take it easy

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I am looking into getting a wireless setup for my home. Currently I have 3-4 computers in my home network and would like to stream DVD images, MPEG-2, and Divx files from my server to my HTPC using wireless. All other computers are wired. Which wireless system should I be looking at? I like Linksys with SRX technology. Is that sufficient and is there something else I should be looking at? Is there a big difference in speed between the SRX and one without? My main concern is enought speed to stream large bitrate movies. BTW, the distance from the router to the HPTC is about 30ft away on the same floor with 2 walls inbetween.

A Network Noob

Answer:Wireless Video Streaming needs...

I would run a cord to it personally. If you must go with wireless, I'd stick with something that uses a standard 802.11g connection, and not some crappy accerator or pre-n crap.

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Hi all,

Can you experts out there kindly advise how I can stream those MPEG2 videos I have in my hard drive to my TV wirelessly.


Answer:Wireless video streaming from PC to TV

I don't think that's possible.

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, model WRT54G. I have a PC and a Mac hard-wired to the router, with a desktop and laptop PC wirelessly connected. Until this week, all has been well.

My hard-wired computers are having no issues. My wireless laptop PC is doing fine as well.

My wireless desktop PC will not connect through the router. The odd bit is that it will connect to the router. I can ping it and even get to the router's web interface to configure it from the wireless desktop. I don't understand what is happening, any tips of suggestions? I can't connect to anything past the router; Internet, other computers' shared resources...

Answer:HELP: Linksys Wireless Router, wired and wireless networking

Try giving it a static IP within the range of your network. sounds crazy but I had the same problem and that solved it for me. It would see my wireless and connect but i couldnt do anything with it. It would ping and see the router too.

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I recently installed XP SP3.  And now when I try to play any type of video clip through the browser, my wireless connection drops and the video resets.  The wireless connection will re-connect eventually but it will drop again if I try to play the video.  I don't know for sure if this in an SP3 issue but it does seem awfully coincidental.  Are there any solutions short of rolling back to SP2?Thanks

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This is a bit of a complicated issue, and I'll admit I'm over my head on this one. I have a Gateway laptop running Vista SP1 that is connected to my home wireless network. The wireless connection will work great....except when I try to stream any video. Once I stream video, within 10-15 minutes of the video starting my wireless connection will go from Connected to Limited or No Connectivity. If I am doing anything else on the web, be it reading web pages, streaming audio, or anything else that does NOT involve video I will stay connected.

Here's where things get stranger, when I go into Network & Sharing Center to try to repair the connection, I'm unable to do so. If I try to disconnect from the network, Network & Sharing Center will stop responding and cause Windows Explorer to crash. Checking the culprit of the crash I noted that svchost.exe is causing the system to crash. Once Windows Explorer restarts, I'm able to use the computer normally, except when I try to get back into Network & Sharing Center, Windows Explorer will stop responding and crash. The only way I can resolve this is to restart the computer.

I originally thought that this was an issue to a recent Windows Update, so I performed a System Restore to before the updates, which did not resolve the issue. I'll be happy to provide any more information if asked later on, and any advice would be helpful.

Answer:Wireless connectivity issues when streaming video

Just a quick bump to see if I can get any help with this issue.

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I am an WP8 user since last December and recently I bought a Seagete Wireless Plus HDD to use in pair with my iPad Air. As always with Apple I had to buy a media player that supports the most common video formats (.avi) with audio format (AC3). After I bought an app I was able to stream play all of my movies on my iPad. Then I decided to do the same on my Nokia 920 with Windows Phone 8.1. Unfortunately I found you that again those formats are not supported on the platform (only Android supports them out of the box). As it is .avi format I was shocked to find our this as it is a Windows format. So here is my questions:
Has anyone found a way to stream video's with .avi video format and AC3 audio formats from Seagete Wireless Plus HDD. On a side note I know there is not WP8 Seagete application but some videos are streamable via thir web application.

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Okay HardForum, I need your help troubleshooting the bottleneck in my network.

The Basic problem is this; I am getting choppy video streaming from server to my wireless
laptop in the next room. Media player Classic is pretty bad, VCL player clears it up a
little, but still pauses to buffer a couple of times for a 350 MB file that is less than an hour in length.

Can I fix this w/o using a wired connection?
What are the limitations of Wireless G networks?
What/where is the bottleneck in the network?

A more detailed description:

Here is my setup.
Linksys WRT300N v1.1 running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) mega.

Stream From:
Windows XP Desktop
Intel P4 3.4GHZ
2GB Ram
5400RPM Hard drive
10/100Mbps Realtek RTL8139 NIC
(no wireless card)

Stream To:
Windows XP laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHZ
2GB Ram
NVIDIA Geforce 8400M GS
Hard Drive 4500RPM
Dell Wireless 1390 WLan Mini-Card (wireless G)
I don't have a wireless N adapter for the laptop

Here is an example to illustrate what I am seeing on my end. I am streaming a 349 MB
video file from my server to my laptop with a run time of 48 minutes 12 second. With
Media Player Classic I see stuttering(frame jumps) and stoppage(video stops for .5-1.5s)
right away during the introduction. With VCL player I see 3-4 stoppages due to buffering
interspersed throughout the duration of the video. (More so in the evening see below)

Apartment Diagram:

I live in an apartment complex with ... Read more

Answer:Problem Streaming Video through a wireless G Network

1st up, I`d have said the 5400rpm drive in the WinXP box with the realtek 8139 NIC, then I saw the chart with the Channel saturation. Surely channel 3 would be better for you with only 2x users either side!?

1st off, skip that realtek card, I`d use a decent quality Intel for replacement, done this myself recently and saw quite a noticeable increse in throughput.

2nd, maybe try running a cable to rule out the wireless side of things (if it`s still somewhat choppy it`s the server side hardware, if it cures it it`s almost certainly the popularity of wireless G in your area).

That is quite some use of the limited bandwidth allocated for wireless G, if you want to be naughty, set your location (Router GUI) to one other than yours and see if you can sneak onto one of the channels not normally available to you to see if that helps, not recomended though.

Lastly it`s time to upgrade the antennae on your router or better still, upgrade your router to a dual band one with wireless G and N if your laptop supports N that is.

Sorry just re-read your post, you don`t have N capability on your laptop.

Looks like your only options are, in order of cost (cheapest 1st(maybe))

1) run a cable (kinda defeats the whole point of having a latop though)
2) use directional antennae on your router (again you`d be kinda limited to where you can use it)

I have just noticed that there is one signal stronger than yours in the graph, "Looksea" are you closer to that AP th... Read more

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Hello,  I have a new  x100e (Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive).  Lenovo Access Connections says my wireless connection is good (4 out of 5 bars on the indicator) and says speed is 72.0 Mbps.  When I try to view video on YouTube, it plays 3 or 4 seconds then stops with the spinning circle in the middle of the screen for another 4 or 5 seconds then plays another 4 or 5 seconds, and on and on.  It's made viewing video streams not worth the trouble.  If it is something I really want to see, I'll pause the playing and wait til it all loads - which can be a while.  I previously was using an S10 Ideapad w/ WinXP and never had this problem.  What gives? 

Answer:x100e Wireless Video Streaming SLOW

I am also struggling with very slow data transfer speed in the same WLAN ThnkPad x100e downloads well under 10 Mbps. Strangely, the same metering service shows well over 70 Mbps with another Levovo PC, ThinkPad E320. I have done complete factory reset, all updates, including BIOS and obviously not running any CPU or bandwidth consuming applications while measuring the speed. In the photo you an see that the latency and upload sppeed are at same level, while the download speeds are massively different. Lenovo diagnostics didin't help to solve the issue.  I would really appreciate tips to solve this.

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I'm posting this here cause I really don't know where it's rightful home should be!

I recently purchased the Philips SLA5520 to stream my music from my PC (in upstairs bedroom) on my home cinema in the sitting room. Basically it didn't work. When I finally got it to list the songs on my PC, it just wouldn't play them! I got my money back!

So now what I'm after is something similar, but I don't want to stop it there, I want to be able to stream video clips and my photos also.

I know there are systems out there that do this, but I dont know what they are and which is the best. I don't want to have to bring it back again so I don't mind spending a few quid if it is worth it. Also wondering if the best solution is to buy a new home cinema with wireless technology built into it?


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Hi all,

i hope somebody can help me...

My computer is a HP Laptop Model Number DV2815EA running windows vista 32 bit. Its a few years old.

Recently i have had problems with my wireless adapter turning itself off whenever i watch videos online. It doesn't happen all the time, but if i am watching something for more than an hour it will cut off. There is a blue light and a switch on the front of the laptop, and when the wireless adapter is off, the light changes to red.

The light will change to red sometimes whilst watching video, and the only way i can turn the wireless back on is if i restart the system. Even if i activate and disable the wireless adapter using the external manual switch, or the internal controls using the wireless assistant.

As you can imagine this gets very annoying when i am mid way through a show and it cuts out!

Also, not sure if this is relevant but i can no longer either watch videos on full screen as the image gets jolty.

Things i have tried;

1) restoring the system to a previous restore point - i tried this but for some reason the only restore points i could find were ones dated after i started noticing the problem.

2) reinstalling the wireless adapter driver and video card driver.

3) running a full 6 hour antivirus scan - I am using Eset NOD32 antivirus and also i scanned using comodo cleaning essentials.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

Answer:Wireless adapter cuts out during streaming video

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I have a Linksys Wireless router upstairs. I have two cables running from it to downstairs and one pc connected to it there. I have multiple laptops in the house and they are mostly used upstairs and have no problem accessing the router via the wireless.
Downstairs however the signal is weak. Since I have the second wire already running from this router down there, I was thinking that I would add a Linksys wireless access point to it. It would get signal from the wire and allow better wireless signal downstairs.
Can I do this? Will I have to have two wireless networks? Will there be any interference?
Anyone done this?

Answer:Wireless Networking - Linksys Wireless Router/AP

As long as you put each router/access point on different channels it will work fine. You can assign the same SSID to each access point and your wireless clients should roam between them. Depending on which Linksys router you have, you might be able to add a basic access point to it and use it in repeater mode. I do this at home with my Linksys WRT54GS and WAP54G and it works well. When using the access point in repeater mode you also eliminate the need to network cabling to it.

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Ok, im gonna jump out on a limb here. I currently have DSL, and have a 2wire DSL modem with wireless built in, so no need to have a wireless router. Now, I am about to acquire a new computer, in about 45 mins, a shuttle that is. It will not have wireless as of right now. So here is what I want to do.

I want to know if there is a way to WIRELESSLY network the DSL modem and a linksys wireless g router together, NO CABLES. The reason is, I could have the linksys router in the room where the shuttle will be, and have the shuttle plugged into the linksys with ethernet, then it wirelessly connects to the DSL modem, and woo-bam, I have internet access. Please tell me if this is possible, I know you guys will be able to help me out!

Answer:Networking a wireless DSL modem to a wireless router


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I have just bought a new linksys router, and a laptop. I have a desktop running vista, and I have my laptop running vista. How can i configure the network to let me share files through the linksys router?

Answer:Networking over a wireless router

Please, does anybody know!?!?!

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Ok i have my modem connected into my Airlink router, and an ethernet cord from that going into my ethernet slot and my internet runs perfectly find, fast, and smooth! but....i have my sisters computer hooked up to it with the wireless part and i have a feeling it's not at its highest potential because it disconnects frequently and when it is connected it doesn't get past "good" connection rating...and our rooms are RIGHT next to eachother...

what could i have done wrong?


thanks soo much!

Answer:wireless router networking??!!?

You probably haven't done anything wrong; the first thing to look for is interference. Interference can be from a 2.4Ghz cordless phone, microwave, almost anything electrical, a metal object in or near the signal path (metal in the wall, filing cabinet, stack of CDs, etc.). Even the computer itself depending on its position relative to the adaptor and signal source.

If you have 2.4Ghz phone, that's almost definitely the cause of the disconnects; unplug it and remove the battery for a test.

Otherwise, move the router and/or computer to try to avoid other interference.

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Hello. I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 wireless G router and was wondering if, besides sharing the internet, can I use it to create a network. I can't find any information on how to do it and it looks like a hub enough. Noobie question.

Answer:Wireless router with networking

Well if you have ports in the back up, computer can hook up to it. Other wireless connections can hook up to if you allow it....I see no problem

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I have a BT Voyager 2100 wireless ADSL router which is working great, sharing my BB on 2 desk tops and one laptopThe question I have is it possible to utilise the BT Voyager to share files and printer over the same network

Answer:BB wireless router and networking

sorry It's actualy a Voyager 2110 wireless router

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I have a PC and a Notebook (both running Windows XP SP2) NOT networked but both hard wired to an ADSL Firewall Router (via Ethernet). I would like to be able to use my notebook 'around the house' - so a wireless router seems the obvious answer.

I shied away from wireless previously because the consensus seemed to be that wireless wasn't as secure as hard wired - however, I think it's time for me to 'bite the bullet' but I have a serious knowledge gap ;-)

I don't think I need a wireless PCMCIA card for the laptop - am I right?
My laptop is an Acer TravelMate 4601WLMi - the various labels say - 'Centrino - 802. 11b/g wireless lan' - 'Acer SignalUp: High-efficiency antenna technology.' and the Device Manager listing for Network Adapters shows:
1. 1394 Net Adapter
2. Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
3. Intel(R) POO/Wireless 2200BG Network connection.

I think I DO need a PCI adapter wireless net card for my PC (there's nothing at all there at the moment for this)

Obviously I need a wireless router - should I be looking specifically for a FIREWALL wireless router?

Or is it possible to put the wireless router BEHIND my existing firewall router? (maybe this is a real silly suggestion) ;-(

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Answer:Wireless Router/Networking

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I have a D-link wireless router and two computers, a desktop which accesses the router via direct cable and a laptop which accesses it wirelessly. I have in the past been able to network two pc's using this kind of set up so that each computer can access the other's files, etc. But on this occasion the stars have aligned agin me...

I have followed online instructions, making sure both computers are assigned to the same workgroup and asigning the correct share settings on both, but when I try to access the workgroup on either pc I get the error message shown in the attached screen shot.

Any help mucho appreciado...

Answer:networking 2 pc's thru wireless router

try having a look through this link
TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial

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Here is the dilema. The house I am in has the ethernet jacks in the basement to all the rooms, and ther are 4 bedrooms with computers....but I also have a laptop that uses wireless (which is weak signal from basement).

The way it is set up now is that the cable modem goes to the wireless (netgear) and out one of the lan ports of the wireless goes to the router(linksys) in the basement. The router in the basement then feeds all of the computers from there.

I have no problem going online, but what I really want is to be able to network the wireless connections with the lan connections. The wireless is setup as and the other is I know I have to change the 3rd number to be the same to be on the same network, but when I do that it goes crazy.........any tips

I have tried disabling DHCP on the linksys with a new IP and it didn't help, right now it is active on both


Answer:Networking with wireless router AND lan router!!

Connect the routers using their local ports, the only connected WAN port should be the one going to the cable modem. You have to disable at least one of the DHCP servers. And of course you have to make sure the local addresses of the routers themselves are different (but in the same subnet).

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I am currently on DSL. Just received my new networking devices. Bought wireless router. What do I do first. Does router go on 2nd PC? Thanks

Answer:dsl home-networking where does my wireless router go?

Don't know what the rest of your kit is, but typically:

DSL Modem --- (WAN port) router (LAN ports) --- PC(1)-PC(4)

Where you might have up to 4 PCs wired to the LAN ports of the standard router.
Then being wireless the wireless PCs would also be talking to the router.

Normally you would get the DSL connection working with just the modem and a PC directly connected (no router). Then disconnect modem and connect a router LAN port to PC if there was any configuration of the router required from the PC. Finally connecting up everything. The modem and router documentation should cover all eventualities.

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I've got BT broadband with an ADSl router (BT Voyager 205) running on a single PC.Am about to buy two laptops that have built in wirless cards. What exactly do I need to get a wirless network going. Most wireless routers seem to include a modem. Do I replace the BT router or do I buy something that goes between the BT router and the PC.As you'll gather I'm a complete Wireless noobie. Am quite PC proficient and have always built my own but just haven't followed developments in the wirless world

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i want to network my two computers together. one of them is running xp home (my main comp) and the other is running 98se (old comp, want to use some stuff on it). i'm also running dial-up, not sure if this will matter at all though.

i've got a wireless linksys 802.11g router (model wrt54g) and a linksys wireless nic for my old computer. how would i go about getting everything connected?

could i just run a cat5 cable from my card on my xp computer to the router, and then have the wireless card in the 98 computer (or hard wire the 98 one into the router as well with a phone cable, rj45 i think)?

btw, i don't need (or want) the one running 98 to connect to the internet which is why i'm not really sure what to do. i basically want to just be able to transfer files between the two.
i'm also thinking about just using usb to do it but i'm not sure what kind i'd need. would a male A to male A usb extension cable work? or is there something else i'd need to have with it too?

i'm just looking for the easiest way to do this. i'm not sure if what i wrote makes sense so let me know and i'll try to clarify. i'm pretty stupid when it comes to networking.


Answer:networking with wireless router question

does it have to be wireless connection or not?
if you do have LAN on both computers, just use a crossover cable and connect them directly
if this doesn't help you, than try to explain a bit better

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Hi, I have been trying to connect my printer to my wireless network so that i can print from my laptop without actually plugging it into the printer.It this possible?I've tried everything I can think of but just cannot seem to get it to work - any suggestions would be great!Thank youRhian

Answer:networking a printer via wireless router

Wireless Printingclick hereOr you can use a wireless printer server click here

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My new computer didnt come with a wireless card and both my old computer have wireless cards. Because i cant viod the warrenty or else id just install one of the cards onto my computer but i need the warrenty for work. I tryed to networking my computer directly to the wireless router which is then connected to my adsl modem, i set that up and i was getting internet through that lan. this morning though i turned on my computer and i couldnt access any internet pages but msn opened. Then after restarting i couldnt access the internet at all but my connection was fine and was accessign the network. I started again and did everything i did last time and it didnt work. i tryed networking computer to computer and trying to access the internet that way but i could never get the network to work that way with the lan and the wireless running at the same time. Any ideas?


Answer:Direct Networking with A Wireless router

While we'd love to help you, you didn't really provide any useful information in your post.

What is the make/model of the router, modem, and wireless cards. What version/patch level of Windows is on the comptuer.

Since the connection appears to change every time you restart, have you considered trying a new cable? With the machine connected, do this:

For 98 or ME, Start, Run, COMMAND to open a DOS window:
--- or ---
For 2K or XP, Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

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Is it possible to network/access the internet with a Desktop Pentium III running Windows ME with a primary Desktop running XP and a new laptop running VISTA? It has been unsuccessful so far trying to access the internet with the Windows ME Desktop using a wireless router. We really need to access the internet if possible with this Windows ME computer because our niece is taking college classes on line and cannot buy a new computer yet. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Networking Vista & ME via wireless router is this possible?

Are you connecting wired or wireless with the ME machine? There should be no issue connecting with a wired connection, the wireless will depend on the availability of drivers for the card you're using.

Let's see this from the ME machine with a cable connected to the router.

Start, Run, COMMAND to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:


Open c:\IPCONFIG.TXT in NOTEPAD, copy and paste all of it in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I have been trying to create a LAN in my home . I have a wireless router that my PC (win 98) is directly attached to and two notebooks (win 95) with cards in them. No problem using the internet on either of the notebooks and no problem accesing the notebooks from the PC. The problem is the notebooks can not access the PC for printing or file sharing which was the whole purpose of creating the network in the first place, Linksys told me they could not help and to try microsoft (yeah right try getting hold of them) Does my PC need to be wireless too? or should I be able to access it from the notebooks as I have it set up? SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!!

Answer:networking with linksys wireless router

It'll happen.
Can you ping the PC from the notebooks?
I'm assuming that 1) the service for MS file & print sharing is installed in the network panel and 2) you've checked "I want to share my files" and/or "I want to share my printer"
If you can see and browse the two notebooks then you do not have an IP adressing problem.
Let me know if you can ping. I'll check back.

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Hi Guys,

I have a PC in the study running Windows 7 Home Premium x86, and in the lounge a Samsung HT C5900 3D 5.1 Home Cinema System.
The PC is connected to the network via 802.11n, and the Cinema System connected directly to the router via an RJ45 cable.
Folder Sharing and Permissions have been set so I can access My Video's folder on my PC via the Cinema System and watch the video's on my TV :)

I have an online subscription with LoveFilm, and also watching YouTube video's on my TV would be cool! Is it possible?

Is there a way I can stream online content to the Cinema System via the PC?
I have herd people have managed to do this using similar equipment, one person via an Xbox. But I have no idea how.

Thanks, Dan

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Im new to wireless, I already have a wireless router but currently run it wired. I was thinking of going with a wireless type of internet service, How does this work and how would i get the DGL-4300 i have to pick on up the wireless signals.

Answer:New to wireless networking...Can my router search for the signal?

Wireless internet?
You mean they give you a router?

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i have a router ( 4 Lan ports and 1 Wan Port) and a broadband connection. i connect the cable from Broadband service to my WAN port of router.

Now both my laptops (having wireless networking cards) are networked and can share files from each other. However, my my desktop PC, connected to router LAN port, isn't able to share stuff with the other two WAN networked laptops.
The broadband service works good on desktop PC. but i cant share my stuff with my laptops.

how can i share my stuff with dekstop PC. the 2 laptops and 1 desktop PC is connected with the same router.

The IP assigned by router to laptops are and The dekstop PC gets IP The gateway for all machines in and subnet mask is also same for all machines.
Thanking in anticipation.

Answer:1 router, 2 wireless laptop 1 desktop LAN networking help.

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I am literally about to pull my hair out... I currently have a cable modem and a netgear wireless router N600, and about a month and a half ago I suddenly lost all signals. I have been on the phone with my cable co as well as Netgear, and they are both telling me that their equipment is fine. In the meantime I have purchased 2 additional routers thinking it was a router problem, neither of them worked as well. I also hooked both up to a completely different computer and still getting the same results. It seems to me that the modem and router are not "talking" to each other. I can get on the internet fine with just the modem, but it doesn't connect at all after I connect the router to the modem (I am able to get a wifi signal from the router on my phone, but no connection) If anyone can please help me ive explored every option I know to think of. Thanks! Brandi

Answer:Networking issues with netgear wireless router

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I have a D-Link DSL-G604T using to connect wirelessly to my broadband and network two computers also wirelessly. One desktop running window 98SE and one laptop running XP. The desktop can see the laptop but I can not get the laptop to see the desktop. Both connect perfectly to the internet and see the router fine. Any suggestions.

Answer:D-link broadband wireless router not networking

Have you put your network into the trusted zone of your firewall?

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I am trying to network the following:

Billion myguard 7202G wireless router (4x LAN and phone line in)
Samsung X20 running Windows XP
Toshiba Portege with docking station running Windows 98SE
Printer (old printer port thing, but still works, so I?d like to use it) can only connect to the Toshiba as Samsung doesn?t have that port.
Scanner (USB)
Huawei E220 wireless USB 3G modem
and in the future, plan on adding an external HD and/or desktop PC. Maybe also new printer when the old one dies :blush:

At the moment I have internet via the Huawei modem connected to the Samsung laptop. Previously I had internet via ADSL to the Billion wireless router.

I have tried to connect the Samsung laptop (with internet) and Toshiba to the router via wireless and LAN without any joy. I don?t know if it is settings, physical connections or you just can?t do that.

I?d like to keep the Toshiba running Windows 98SE as I still use some software that I haven?t been able to get to work on XP and the 3G modem will not work with this OS (one reason I?d like to network it).

I can make a crossover cable to connect the two computers, but would like (even if just for the project appeal) to have a more permanent and expandable wireless network where the computers are free to move.

Can USB hardware like HD?s and printers be connected to the router via an adaptor?
Can the 3G USB modem be connected directly to the router?

Basically, I just need the router to... Read more

Answer:Networking local wireless router with 3G USB modem?

No, you can not connect a USB modem to the router. You can make one computer connect to the internet using that modem and then share that internet to all the others through the router.

To configure the router, follow the guidelines for using two routers (plenty of threads and isntrucions on the net for that) imagining that the modem computer is the "primary" router.

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My Uncle recently got a new Windows 7 Gateway Laptop Core 2 Duo I think, and a Windows 7 HP Desktop Core 2 Quad with a Radeon 4650. In this deal he got a Bell 3G internet stick, and he wants to replace his Dial Up system with this 3G Internet Stick. He did have a Cradlepoint M1000 Router, and he tried to run the 3G stick through the Router via its USB port, but it didn't work and so he returned the router. My question is, are there any routers by D-Link or Linksys which utilize the USB port as a type of WAN connection, or is there anyway he can bridge the connection between the LAN and the 3G Internet stick?

Do you need me to clarify this question?


Answer:Networking a Internet stick over a Wireless Router?

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HiAs a follow-up to my thread ?PC works when wireless but not hard-wired? posted on 15 Marchclick heremy replacement router (same model 3CRWDR100A) arrived last week and I set it up yesterday. The previous anomaly seems to have disappeared, and my main PC can connect either hard-wired or wirelessly (so far, touch wood!).I tried to set up network yesterday, according to the very thorough guide from Ade.h (thanks) and encountered some problems (for those who have the guide ? bottom of page 1 to beginning of page 2).Set up: PC #1 (main) connected to the 3Com router via Ethernet cable, PC #2 connected wireless via a 3Com usb adaptor. Both PCs running XP pro. ISP is tiscali.I enabled some folders to be shared on both PCs, and ran Network Setup Wizard carefully (PC names and workgroup name) on both. PC2 (wireless) could see all shared folders, but PC1 (hardwired) could not. Having tried about 15 times (rebooting and resetting Connections ? see below -- etc) running the Network Setup Wizard on PC1, I discovered something strange was going on during the running of the Wizard. Somehow it changed my Connections (in Internet Properties) from ?Never dial a connection? to ?Dial whenever a network connection is not present? every time I ran the wizard. Further investigations showed that the actual change was done whilst waiting for the wizard to run ? just before the page that prompts you to make a setup disk.Then I unplugged the Ethernet cable, connected PC1 wirelessly a... Read more

Answer:Networking with 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless router

No-one else has that guide, so I'll have to go off and read the bit that you're having trouble with.********Right, I've read it and I know what you're on about now. It sounds like you still have another type of connection installed in your PC. This should be deleted from the same tab of Internet Options, above the "never dial a connection" option. If there's no connection or device listed, go to Phone and Modem options in the Control Panel, select the Modems tab and remove any devices that are listed there.

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I have a new PDA (802.11b) and have decided to network this with my main PC using wireless and intend to share access to the net. I have ordered a Wireless network card (802.11g and backwards compatible) but understand that I will need a router if I intend to expand - say add the kids to the system. My network access is via an ISDN line. Can anyone please tell me what type of router I need. I think I've discounted ADSL but all the others seem to be labelled cable/broadband - will these still give all PCs on the network access to the web when my main PC is on???

Answer:Confusion over router type for wireless networking

the problem is that most routers are for adsl. You can use internet connection sharing using an ad-hoc network which will share the internet, or if you can get broadband get it its great.

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I have been trying everything possible to get my laptop to connect to my home network. I am able to utilize my laptop when traveling, but, when I try and connect to my home router, it basically does nothing. I can plug in my laptop to the router using cable, and everything works fine. I have disabled WEP, changed passwords, you name it, I think I have done it. Could someone please help me. I have reset the router to default, and rebuilt it. Not sure what else I can try. Thanks!!!


Answer:Wireless networking using LINKSYS G 2.4GHZ Router

No help???

Come on, I know someone out there can point me in the right direction!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Greetings guys.

Looking to add a router loaded with my VPN client, to my existing network.

I currently have a wireless router that serves most of the house, as well as a wired network stemming from this router. This router handles the DHCP.

Want to add my new router with the VPN software setup. I connected a ethernet port from the existing main router, to the WAN port on the VPN router. It did not work.

I know it is probably something simple, I just have never tried to run multiple routers. I am NOT using the VPN router for wired connections. Only wireless.

Can someone help me out?

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Just purchased and installed a WRT300N to replace a DLink wireless router that was having some performance problems. The DLink worked ok except it had lousy range and speed to the Internet. But it worked and I was able to use it with an IBM NetVista desktop and 2 IBM ThinkPad’s to connect to the Internet and to share an HP Network ready printer that was plugged into Port 4 of the router.

With the Linksys, the Desktop is wired directly to Port 1 of the router and that worked fine right out of the box. I had some problems connecting with the laptops so with some help from the Linksys call centre I was able to get them connected to the net using the EasyLink Connect download tool. All was good it seemed. However the next day I went to print from one of the laptops and it could not find the printer, the home network but could still get out to the Internet. Same with the other Laptop and the desktop. Another call to Linksys support and he had me verifying the router config (all looked good) but when we tried to ping the laptops from the desktop, we got nothing. Time outs. Same with the laptops to the desktop. So, net result is everything works fine going out to the Internet, but the internal home LAN is not working. I only use Windows Firewall and wireless WEP security is set on each device (and obviously working as all can get to the Net). The tech said it must be a Windows problem or an IBM problem and he quickly passed the buck and closed the call. Not impressed! Everything w... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless Networking with Linksys WRT300N Router

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I recently got a cheap computer for my mom to use. Her and my dad already have a laptop that they use on their home wireless network, but my dad often takes that with him to work during the day and my mom has been wanting to have her own computer during that time. So I got her a computer, but now I'm having issues networking it into their network.

I believe the problem lies in the fact that the Linksys USB Adapater is 802.11b, but the router is supposed to do both b and g. When searching for networks there network shows up but when I try to connect it nothing happens at all. No clue what's causing this issue, it should work.

Answer:Networking a Linksys USB Adapater and 2Wire Wireless Router

Is the router setup to do both b and g? Or is it setup just to accept g? Any encryption setup on the router?

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I'm so excited to be able to play a movie over a shared folder from my main pc on my laptop! . but that got me thinking, i need a gigabit router/etc so whats the best gigabit ethernet wireless/wired router? my laptop and desktop both have gigabit ports, and my next desktop i build will have that as well. i just don't want to max out the ports connections so i have bandwidth for my voip, etc. thanks again for any advice/input

unless you think its overkill and my 10/100 router will be enough

Answer:Networking help - best gigabit ether wireless/wired router?

Unless you really want or need a new router for some reason, you could be better off with an add-on gigabit switch instead -- better pricing, more support for jumbo frames, greater numbers of ports available (minus one port for connecting to the router), separation of routing and wireless features/issues. Adding a gigabit switch to a 10/100 router won't affect your computer to computer performance because most of that conversation won't go beyond the switch to the router.

E.g. Netgear GS108, GS608, among many others.

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Need your help once again please.

This area I am not very good at.

Trying to connect in the initial stage 2 lap tops(later another desktop), both have WINXP.

The specs of the networking is as follows/
Broadband line in on ADSL2 PLUS Router, a Beetel 110BX1

From here I connect/split via the RJ CABLE ON TO

I get part success ie
I can open Yahoo on both, upto Inbox PAGE but attempting to open
individual page, no luck. The command seems to go but times out.
Most of the Wesbsites do not open, not even TECHGUY, only one I managed is
My Windows firewall IS OFF BUT I use the trusty COMMODO INTERNET SECURITY on both.
Any ideas what I can do from here to get things going normally?

All tips welcome with thanks.

Answer:Solved: Wireless Router Networking and Firewall problems OR

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I have a netgear mr814 wireless b router and a linksys wrt54g wireless g router. Does anyone know if there is any way to have either one (and only one) connected to the internet but have both access the internet? I got one router on the third floor of my house and the other in the basement. The one on the third floor has the modem and a pc and the one in the basement has 2 pcs, an xbox, and a ps2 connected. Is there any way for the one in the basement to wirelessly access the internet without me having to run a crazy amount of cable? I know I can daisy chain them for it to work, but i dont want to run the cable. I also have an Xbox wireless ethernet plug which I got to work for a pc. Could that help me? Any suggestions!?

Answer:2 wireless router networking question (kinda a newb)

To Wireless Routers can not talk one to the other.

If distance permits you can get a Bridge unit like Linksys WET11 that might connect the two Wirelessly.

Link: Wireless Network - Configuration Modes.

Or bite the bullet and lay a cable.

Link to: Using a Wireless Cable/DSL Router as a Switch with an Access Point.


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Hi can anyone help? I'm having problems (wired) networking 2 pc's both on xp to share broadband. i have the two ethernet cables going into the router as well as the adsl line. The two computers can see each other but the problems is, it would appear is the router. When i got to belkins auto setup on it infrequently works. when i do get a connection one of the computers has limited access to certain sites like ebay. I have turned off xp's firewall, left panda anti virus on, and even tried turning off the routers firewall but when i do that i lose connection. It seems that the router is unstable! Is there a possible firewall/security conflict going on here? why do i keep loseing connection? any help would be much appreciated! also one of the computers has "stopit" dialer installed recently set up for broadband, might this be a problem too, can't uninstall this by the way!

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I have setup a Static IP address through Windows XP, and I am trying to forward ports to my Xbox 360 (to avoid Strict NAT settings). The problem right now is that I cannot access my routers set up page.

I am using a D-Link WBR-2310, which is not installed on the PC, but runs a password-protected wireless network. I have run IPconfig, and have obtained the IP address and Default Gateway. When I type either in my Web Browser (tried Firefox/IE) I am led to my DSL modem's setup page and not my wireless router.

I have tried every IP address possible (from the default router address to the IPconfig) and I cannot access my wireless router setup. Through the D-Link website, I have also tried to use an emulator, but I am unable to make any changed regarding Port Forwarding. Once again, my wireless router is not installed, and the installation is not working because "The router is not detected- Error 322"

I have been trying to solve this problem for the past 4 hours with no luck so I would appreciate any help! Thanks in advance

Answer:Networking & wireless: Can't manage router- typing IP address doesn't work(port fwd)

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Hi AllI have a friend of mine who has a PC upstairs in their bedroom connected to a Virgin router and a laptop in their lounge , downstairs connected wirelessly. When she clicks on Internet Explorer on the laptop she cannot make a connection? Is it the network adapter card in the side of the laptop that isn't working, if so how would you test it (maybe take the network card to a local computer shop, for testing)? Is it the fact that she has accidently clicked on the Lan and wireless settings and pressed the ethernet port connection by mistake? And I have forgotten how to display these, (lan and wireless connections on the screen), would you know how? Is it because the router (which is old upstairs) needs to be replaced with a more up to date one, to handle all the latest graphics, how can you test? The laptop downstairs I am told is very old aswell. Would this work : - Could I delete the existing wireless "profile" which Windows will have saved and then go ? So far I have messed around with various video sites and sound like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Mesenger, and Skypee, with little success. Could you possibly explain how to subsribe EASILY AND DEFINATELY, thankyou? Because I have left college I no longer experience the classroom chit chat, with usefull information, I found out about various new inventions like Ebay,Skypee,Amazon etc when I was there, Is there any way I can keep up to date in any way from now? There a few sites on TV and the Internet which I would like t... Read more


Make / model of laptop and operating system used?make / model of router?She will have a Virgin modem, that should then be connected by ethernet cable to a "cable router" and the either by cable to the desktop and wireless to the laptop click here

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i have a 2 pc network, all the movies, etc. are stored on my computer, and then my roommate has read access to media files, mostly video. i'm using a wrt54gl linksys router which both computers are hard-wired to. i did this because of my router, and wanting to stream blu-ray movies. i understand that a better gigabit router may be able to handle the blu-ray traffic as well as hard line, at least in theory, but it's fine for now, the wiring is in.

anyway, my question is regarding Advanced Network Sharing settings and media streaming. btw, i'm using win7 x64, roommate has vista x64. i used to have a file server for this purpose, but at the moment do not, and have everything local on my pc, temporarily. I have streaming set to off now, but am wondering if this should be set to on? he has a computer and software that will run everything, so if i set streaming to on, won't it unload my cpu quite a bit? If i am correct currently say if he plays a blu-ray off a disc i have set to share my pc is doing the decoding and processing, and he is just displaying it, right?

setting streaming to on would just stream data over, and wouldn't affect me too much?

does it then just automatically stream anything you have set to share then?

thanks a lot,

Answer:networking and streaming media

I haven't done any real media streaming, but I think you have it backwards. If your PC is sharing a file, and his PC is playing it simply over the network share, then his PC is doing the legwork. If streaming, your PC does all the work and just displays it to him over the network.

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I'd like to be able to stream 1080p from my server to a future HTPC, and I'm wondering if powerline networking is a viable solution. Some quick research indicates:

From what I can tell, 1080p stored on blu-ray uses at most 10 GB/hr. Live 1080i/720p HDTV feeds are even lower bandwidth. So 10 GB/hr is the most I'll ever need.

10GB/hr = 22 mbps. The current powerline networking SotA is 200 mbps, and people are saying their actual bandwidth is closer to 100 mbps. So streaming 1080p shouldn't use more than 25% of the available bandwith.

I get the impression that powerline networking is essentially a hub technology... every packet gets sent to every location, so it's a global bandwidth, and using more than 2 connections would have performance penalties. But assuming I restrict the usage to just two computers, am I right in thinking this is a viable approach?

Answer:Streaming 1080p with Powerline Networking?

I think its hard to say what kind of speed you're going to get. Power line networking depends greatly on the wiring within your house. I think if you got 50mbps you should be good to go.

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I'm planning on going from cable tv to streaming tv. So I need to get my internet connections improved..

Right now my setup is this:

Room # 1

Cable TV coax to a Y split:
One coax goes to Cable DVR
One coax goes to Cable Modem

Modem plugs into my Router with my PC, Smart TV, WAP connected.

I would be adding two Fire TVs. One iin Room # 1 the second FireTV in Room# 3

I prefer to not run Ethernet along the whole length of my apt. But the Wifi signal from my WAP isn't cutting it.
For basic internet browsing it's passable. But it will never work for full time streaming tv.

Would Powerline Networking be a viable solution for me?

Hardware I plan / *must connect in Room # 3 are:
*Fire TV
*Router or WAP (moved from Room # 1)
Smart TV
Blu-ray Player

The WAP is used for laptop & tablet wifi.
What manufacturers have the Powerline Networking devices that will work for me?

How would I set this up?

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1.) How do I save this stream? (it has some sort of protection, I used URL Helper with HiDownload, and HiDownload could not start downloading it)

2.) The wmv that URL Helper gave me was:

3.) I tried changing the & to \& like the article below says, but it still didn't work.\&s=96893172

4.) This website suggests an mplayer based method.

However, I do not have Linux, nor know how to use it. And I don't think there is an mplayer plugin for Mozilla WINDOWS version.

Answer:I'm a noob at saving streaming video. How do I save this video? (I think it's protec

A website with some streaming recording tools is

Will any of those bypass the protection?

I know I could probably use one of the "Screen capture software" but this would be VERY inconvenient because there are A LOT OF EPISODES.

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I recently installed Windows Service Pack 2, actually three times after reinstating my computer software to the original state by erasing and reinstalling the full software install CD on my computer's hard drive for Window XP Home. I have no problems playing games with my new FX 5200 Ultra video card by BFG, but I am at random times getting the annoying green screen that blanks out my videos I am streaming or playing(happens when I am streaming more often). Then after that happens usually, the computer reboots or shuts off. I never had this happen before. My computer's memory tests ok so why can I play games with this never happening but when I am streaming or watching video through Windows Media Player, etc do I get the "green screen blankout" and then often the shutdown of my computer? I have 512 MB of system memory and 128 MB of video memory! I use System Mechanic and it shows I have at least half of my memory even during playback so what is the problem here? I can attach my system computer file of my information if you like in an e-mail if it will help. AND YES I HAVE THE DIVX CODECS. I thought about that to and uninstalled and reinstalled them with the same random problems. PLEASE HELP ME. This is really annoying.

Answer:video playback and streaming. Video card problem or software?

Well, it seems u dont have a hardware problem. this problem occurs only when u r watching videos. so i guess its the media player. take my suggestion, stop using it. Download this pack: KLite Codec Pack. I think the latest version is 3.2. Its got all the codecs u need to play compressed videos, and dvds. Its also got an advanced media player which can play any video u open it with like wmv, dat, mpg, rm, mov, avi, divx..... of course, the codecs for these formats r included in the pack.

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Hello tenforums members,
I upgraded my Lenovo U310 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 a week ago. Everything seems to have upgraded successfully. The only problem that I can find is that none of the video streaming from Windows 10 apps can be played. I get an error 'Unsupported video type or invalid file path' when I click on a video article in USA Today or when I try to stream video from any other apps, NBC News, MSN Money, etc... from Windows 10 store.

I have no issue streaming videos from any of the browser though. What could be missing that could cause video streaming to fail? I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thanks.

Answer:Video streaming failed with unsupported video type error

garfieldltd said:

Hello tenforums members,
I upgraded my Lenovo U310 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 a week ago. Everything seems to have upgraded successfully. The only problem that I can find is that none of the video streaming from Windows 10 apps can be played. I get an error 'Unsupported video type or invalid file path' when I click on a video article in USA Today or when I try to stream video from any other apps, NBC News, MSN Money, etc... from Windows 10 store.

I have no issue streaming videos from any of the browser though. What could be missing that could cause video streaming to fail? I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thanks.

I was able to resolve the issue by disabling all hardware enhancements for Conexant Smartaudio HD. Here are the steps I took to resolve it, in case someone else runs into the same frustrating problem as I did: Right click on the speaker icon on the lower right hand corner -> Playback Devices -> Disable all hardware enhancements -> OK -> Reboot. That's it!

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This has been happening on and off ever since I started with Win 10 and its always very annoying .

System just hangs, no error message, no bsod, just complete freeze and loud hum.

I cant say I can remember having issues watching youtube videos, its the streaming of live content such as filmon. Sometimes I can watch filmon for days and not have the issue and then randomly it will start again. Today I was watching hypermole playing on twitch tv (live) and it just happened. Getting tired of it.
I can also report having all my video content display as a green screen after using hyper v although that may be totally unrelated.

As far as I am aware, I'm using the latest drivers for my graphics, I always try update everything. I have attached the log files as requested.

Answer:Hang up/Crash when streaming video, especially live video

Hi m1a1t,

Welcome to the 10forums

I'm not a specialist when it comes to freeze problems, but I do have a tip (or 2 when talking about reverting back the changes)
IObit software is known for causing problems, I would highly recommend that you remove it and revert back the changes it made when it comes to drivers.
DB3 may install corrupted or the wrong drivers what may cause problems,Malwarefighter is IMHO garbage,Advanced SystemCare may cause more harm than good
About the uninstall program I can't tell you anything, because I have no experience with it and I prefer to keep it that way.

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I have a customer that wants to do an in-house streaming video server with 5 big screens to show videos, slide shows, POS promo type stuff.

They said they don't mind wiring up a dedicated network for this use to avoid flooding their existing network with the video traffic.

Just looking for suggestions from you guys who have done this type of project on video appliances or video servers and the hardware to connect the 5 screens.

Answer:Inhouse streaming video POS/Retail video suggestions?

You can get units that will take a VGA input and output it to several monitors over Cat5. One of my clients uses this in their office, forget the exact name of it.

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This has been happening on and off ever since I started with Win 10 and its always very annoying .

System just hangs, no error message, no bsod, just complete freeze and loud hum.

I cant say I can remember having issues watching youtube videos, its the streaming of live content such as filmon. Sometimes I can watch filmon for days and not have the issue and then randomly it will start again. Today I was watching hypermole playing on twitch tv (live) and it just happened. Getting tired of it.
I can also report having all my video content display as a green screen after using hyper v although that may be totally unrelated.

As far as I am aware, I'm using the latest drivers for my graphics, I always try update everything. I have attached the log files as requested.

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This has been happening on and off ever since I started with Win 10 and its always very annoying .

System just hangs, no error message, no bsod, just complete freeze and loud hum.

I cant say I can remember having issues watching youtube videos, its the streaming of live content such as filmon. Sometimes I can watch filmon for days and not have the issue and then randomly it will start again. Today I was watching hypermole playing on twitch tv (live) and it just happened. Getting tired of it.
I can also report having all my video content display as a green screen after using hyper v although that may be totally unrelated.

As far as I am aware, I'm using the latest drivers for my graphics, I always try update everything. I have attached the log files as requested.

Answer:Hang up/Crash when streaming video, especially live video

Hi m1a1t,

Welcome to the 10forums

I'm not a specialist when it comes to freeze problems, but I do have a tip (or 2 when talking about reverting back the changes)
IObit software is known for causing problems, I would highly recommend that you remove it and revert back the changes it made when it comes to drivers.
DB3 may install corrupted or the wrong drivers what may cause problems,Malwarefighter is IMHO garbage,Advanced SystemCare may cause more harm than good
About the uninstall program I can't tell you anything, because I have no experience with it and I prefer to keep it that way.

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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Hello. I am trying to watch live video on When I load a video, the advertisement comes up and plays, then when the streaming loads, the video goes black, but I can hear the audio .

Any suggestions? I'm running an intel i7 on Win7 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 58XX graphics card. I have tried upgrading my drivers, to no avail...

Answer:Solved: Streaming Video - Audio, no Video

I found the solution on another website - disabling hardware acceleration by right clicking on the video and going to 'settings' resolves this issue. Then the browser needs to be restarted.

Apparently its a fairly common problem with the current Flash build.

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hulu, youtube, cnn, everything is out of sync i tryed using eevery web browser i have, and no change. im running vista. i had service pack2, but then it updated to service pack1, and then it updated to service pack2 againg..LOL! didnt make much sense to me. please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dear forum,

I have a certain situation for you:
6 people use LAN-cables connected to the same router in the basement. They all have decent internet.
One day, the 6th person decides to connect a (wireless) router on his end.
Ever since then, the other 5 tenants have had very slow internet connection.

They're pretty sure it's due to the last person installing his wireless router. However, they have no idea how to explain to him how exactly his router is causing the troubles.

How would u explain what is causing the slow connection? (does it have something to do with 'ethernet' and 'gigabit ethernet' ?) ( you can throw whatever terms u want at me, I'll google them if necessary.)

Thank you,

Answer:home networking problem: router - router

Did he just plug his router into the other router, and then expect everything to work properly? If so, that's a really bad idea, since DHCP is likely enabled on both routers, and the IP conflicts between them will definitely be part of the general mess. If you can provide the make and models of both routers, then a walk-through on here might be possible.

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Does anyone know how to set up an router for streaming its for a community radio station. Ojas

Answer:Setting a router for streaming

I guess what you mean is that you want to feed audio from your radio broadcast into the internet.  I think that gets to be rather expensive. It eats up bandwidth to run it 24 by 7 all the time. So you will notice that there are only a few commercial stations that really do actual streaming. Instead, they do 'audio on demand', which is easier on the bandwidth until you get to the point where enough people are tunded in to justify a steady feed.  Is this a college station? Does the college have a dedicated server and a better than T1 connection into the internet? The streaming audio can use as much resources than about  10 to 20 average users on line. The streaming audio is like a FTP, a constant stream of data going out. But with a big difference. The FTP is from files that can be sent  out in bursts and lost packets will be resent. Real time Streaming is even more demanding that FTP feeds.If you do a search you will find that people are confusing audio on demand with streaming. Streaming once in awhile is not really streaming.  Audio on demand would be like your radio station  would not broadcast anything until you knew at least on person was listening. That is not really broadcasting.Does this make sense? In other words, there is a lot more involved that just letting the router pass stuff. And yes, you have to get a much better router to handle the demand. But if all you want is audio on demand, it is a piece of cake. Nothing to it.

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Hey all, I'm having some network security issues. I'm in an apartment complex and I need wireless access for my laptop, and the occasional friend's laptop, so I have a Belkin Wireless G router . I configured it to have a unique SSID and a pretty long passkey. The other day, I just randomly checked the status and found 4 connections on my DHCP server, 2 of which were NOT supposed to be there. One's host name is a jumble of letters and numbers, but the other one was Meredith_4 or something, so I know it was another person.

That said, I wanted to lock the router down pretty well. So, I enabled MAC Address filtering. I've never had to do this before, so I'm a bit ignorant of its capabilities. I figured that the ones I put in and didn't check "block" for would be allowed, and perhaps all others would be blocked. It doesn't appear to work this way, because one of the rogue connections was still on, even when I enabled filtering. So, I put his/hers/its MAC address in and checked "Block." I reset the router and the configuration took, but the connection still showed on the DHCP. I KNOW there are no other computers or wireless devices in this apartment, so what gives?

Also, I keep trying to put an administrator password on the router, but it won't take. It allows me to hit "Submit" after changing the password, but then it says "Allow 25 seconds for the router to restart," and then does nothing.... Read more

Answer:Wireless Router Security issues, Belkin Wireless G router

Connect your PC to one of the LAN ports with a network cable. Reset it to defaults, log in and turn off the wireless so you are the only PC connected. Now try setting your admin password and see what happens. Once you get that sorted you can turn your wifi back on and lock it down. If you can I would recommend using WPA or even WPA2 encryption. For mac filtering you want to enter the mac addresses of your wireless cards and allow only those to connect. On my home network I use a unique SSID and disable SSID broadcast. I also use MAC filtering to only allow my cards to connect. I changed my routers default IP address and disabled the DHCP function so it will not give out IP addresses. I use static IP's on my PC's.

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Ok lets get this started.

How you doing? Good? Great, glad to hear it.
How am i doing you ask? mmmm... at the moment... im a sad panda.

Now to the topic at hand.

Short version:
Im attempting to share my pc's usb wireless internet connection with a wireless router connected through my pc'sEthernet port. Is this even remotely doable?? I have done so much searching in the past few days that im starting to feel like im the only person in the english speaking world to have every attempted such thing. Hence.. the sad panda reference.

Why im even attempting to do such a ridiculous thing.

Short version:
Im broke and cant afford new equipment or even a used repeater. At least for the time being and probably for a while with xmass on the way.

The setup.

My friend lives across the street. We decided about a year ago that there was no real reason for us both to be paying for a 25mbs connection when we could split the bill and one of us could just use my self build usb wireless antenna. We both only have one computer so the setup was perfect.

The problem that has decided to show its ugly face is that another friend of mine is giving me his old droid. The cell phone not an actual android. At&t being the wonderful company that they are would like to charge me 25$ a month for 2g of internet access. This is when the cheep wad in me slammed the brakes and said, "no way dude, you dont even pay that much for unlimited 25mbs cable internet".

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Answer:modem -> wireless router 1 -> pc -> cat5 -> wireless router? sad panda

Since we don't support sharing neighbor's wireless, we also don't help with problems trying to expand on that connection. Note that sharing like this is against the terms of service for your ISP. Think of it as stealing the monthly rental from the ISP.


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Is there a difference b/w a wireless router that will hok up to a broadband modem connection and one that will link to a cable modem connection ?

I was planning to buy the linksys wrt 54gs but i have a broadband modem which connects to the telephone jack at one end and to the rj45 jack on my notebook for which i also need to buy a nic card. is that the correct one to buy ?

Thanks !

Answer:Solved: Diff b/w wireless bb router and a wireless cable router

Yes. The key is the RJ-45 on the modem; you need a broadband router with a WAN ethernet port. That model will do fine. And you'll then connect the laptop to the router via wireless or a straight ethernet cable. You may need a cross over cable to go between the router and the modem.

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Hi all!
I would like to stream HDTV content from my pc to the media center on my xbox360. technically it's no big deal. however, i cannot reach the respective streaming performance necessary for this type of content.

my setup:
router: d'link 524 (100mbit) (tried wireless & cable)
pc win7 64bit connected to router via powerline 85mbit adapter
xbox360 connected to router either wireless or through cable to router

with this setup windows media center tells me that i don not have enough bandwith for hdtv content - i barely reach sd tv standard.

is there an option that the router settings throttle the performance?

can anyone help me speed things up?

Answer:100mbit router and still no hdtv streaming possible


There can be a few problem streaming media over wireless. I suggest that you plug your PC into your router via a cable and then try again.

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what router do you guys recommend that is decent in price for a gigabit router? my old netgear one is having some serious bandwidth issues and every now and then it likes to just freeze and start spinning the lights on top and i cannot log in to the router or anything. i have to power cycle.

Answer:Need a new router! Too much streaming/file transfers for my old pre-n

I would suggest taking a look at the sticky.

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I want to stream/surf YouTube videos frm my wifi to my tablet in 720P resolution.
Can I get away with a cheap wifi router OR I have to buy an expensive unit?

Plz recommend me, can the below be okay for my need?

Belkin N300 OR Linksys E1500.

Linksys: Linksys E-Series Product Specs
Belkin: Belkin N300 Wireless N Router F9K1002

PS: Linksys recommends E2500 for streaming multimedia but I will be browsing via youtube, so still it affects me OR I can go ahead with E1500 ?

Answer:Streaming Youtube in HD to tablet – Router Help

Any router should be fine imho. I stream HD stuff off my cheap $20 wireless G belkin. If you were trying to stream something like a Blu-ray DVD collection to your tv then I would worry about that, but for normal 720p off of youtube anything should let you do that without much trouble.

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Hey Guys:
I have set up my computer to be able to take my family .avi clips and stream them to my television. It does work. I get picture and sound, but, the problem is that it will work for a while and then it freezes and starts buffering over and over again.(sometimes for 15-20 seconds) Sometimes it even stops and goes black and I have to start the .avi again. I am using a Linksys router WRT160N. I think this could be the weak link in my system. Will I get better throughput if I upgrade to a different router? I was looking at the Linksys WRT400N dual-ban and the WRT610N. I was checking out some router comparison threads and it seems like Linksys is usually the top brand. I should mention also that I am using a cable modem and my speeds are usually around 2Mbp/s.
Would one of these simultaneous dual-n band wireless routers give me better data throughput?? I don't mind upgrading to a better router, I just would like to know if it can make a difference.


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Anytime I stream video, the video display is green. The display works if I reset the video. The computer display is not green, just the video.

Answer:Video is green when streaming video

Good day and welcome to the community.Please post your machine model name (eg. X220) or the machine type-model number from the sticker on the bottom. This will help members better assist you. Please don't post your serial number.Regards.

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I have a small network setup in my home.

I have a NAS box (Seagate BlackArmor 400) which I stream from to my Raspberry Pi setup with Xbian XBMC. This all works quite well.

Problem was I had the router and NAS in my living room while the fiber optic cable modem comes into my garage on the floor below. I had bad wirless signal there where I had a dedicated computer room.

I decided I would buy a new and better router (the other was a BEWAN vox supplied by my ISP) and move the NAS box down while utilizing my cat cable to connect my Pi (which I'm planning to upgrade to a BRIX).

I bought a Asus RT - N56U as my router, kept the BEWAN as a switch + wireless access point upstairs.

Everything is looking great, my PS4 on the lower floor gets much better reception through wireless.

Problem starts when I'm streaming a 1080p movie to XBMC, a movie that worked fine before. Suddenly it has to buffer each 1 or 2 minutes. It's like the new router is worse than the other one. I tried turning of QoS I hadn't set up properly anyways and also bypass the BEWAN completely but no dice.

I'm hoping this is just a configuration problem because the new one of course has more options but I do not know what I should be looking for.

One other thing I can thing of that is connected differently is the NAS box which has 2 LAN ports. I tried connecting to them both now with the idea to utilize one as the ip I stream from and the other as the ip I upload into the NAS box

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Answer:Solved: New router worse at streaming locally?

For some weird reason this router and my NAS box just don't seem to work well together. If I put a switch in between them everything works out fine.

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I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 router, Firmware 1.5.02, and I have discovered that my router has a tendency to crash when viewing quicktime streams. Not every time. I may be wrong, and it may be another cause, but it seems to me that every time my router has frozen up (IE, no longer responds to pings etc), the last thing I had connected to was a QT stream.

Any ideas here? Or am I just snapping at ghosts?

Answer:Quicktime Streaming Causing Router to Crash?

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I am trying to network my router with the installed apartment network at my school.

I am in a 4 bedroom apartment with access to internet. The landlord has internet coming in and then connecting to a Etherfast® Cable/DSL Router BEFSR8 behind a locked box which i have admin access too. My 4 bedroom apartment has various ethernet jacks in all the rooms.In my room I have my WRT54GL router connected to a jack.

I am trying to network my WRT54GL with an xbox or another computer that is connected through one of the ethernet jacks through the BEFSR8 in my apartment

Do I need my WRT54GL in Router or Gateway operating mode?

Attached is a diagram of my network.

Answer:Networking router behind another router (linksys)

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Before I had purchased a new router, due to it losing internet every 2-4 hours, I had a stable ping of about 30, and when streaming, it would be 50~. I have recently bought a Netgear "Nighthawk" AC1900, and ever since my ping has been on an unstable 60-80, and while streaming has been 120+. My download speed is usually 100+ mbps and my upload speed is around 8 mbps. I have read that my ISP (Suddenlink) might be the problem, but I am just dumbfounded. Any help is much appreciated.

Trace Route:
The trace route IP is from a game of CSGO

I tried contacting NetGear Support, but the poor lady didn't know what she was doing, and kept me running in circles over and over again. The only thing she suggested was to take it back and get a new one.

I've tried Reddit, which only made other people dumbfounded about my situation, and just stated that on my Trace route, node 9 looks weird.

I've tried so many different sites, and none have given me the definitive answer I am so desperately needing.

If this doesn't work, I'll contact my ISP and see what's going on over there.

My location is West Virginia

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Can anyone point me in the right direction? Lately, whenever I try to access a video on the internet (like thru MSN newcasts) the video and audio come through OK but the video is all washed out and faded. This just started happening recently. I'm using a broadband connection for the internet and my video card is a G-Force FX 5200 NVIDIA AGP 4X 128 MB memory running on WinXP Home. I've checked my settings but can't seem to find out what's causing it. Thanks

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Question: Streaming Video

I just got a Lumia 635 and the phone is great, very fast, does almost everything I want... except streaming video. There is a website I access that live video can be viewed either through H.264 video/AAC audio or Windows Media Player. I have no problem watching the video on a BlackBerry, Android or iOS device, but can't seem to be able to on Windows Phone. Am I missing something?

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Question: streaming video

When downloading a movie off a web site it takes 2hours  for 1/2 hr. of play on my wmplayer. How can i begin to correct this?

Answer:streaming video

Where are you downloading the movie from?

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Question: Streaming video

I'm trying to stream TV program videos available from my TV provider on my W8 laptop (Firefox from the desktop). I get a black screen and no audio. On my W7 desktop it works flawlessly. Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Streaming video

don't get it really ,are you streaming to a device or just trying to watch tv program videos from the internet on your laptop ,

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Question: Streaming Video

I use dreamweaver mx... Anyway, I wanna know how to stream video from my site, or at least how to have it for download...


My site area for video;


Answer:Streaming Video

So I guess Ill be more specific. The videos are my videos... They are .mov files. I want people to be able to dowload them from the site or stream them. What exactly do I need to do for that? Do I have to have a program? Can dreamweaver do that?

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Question: Streaming Video??

Hello I was looking at getting the Tonido Plug 2 and use it for backups but mostly to stream video to my DLNA players. Is this a good decvice for this?? Or would you recomend something else? Thanks..

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Question: streaming video's

Hi folks,
I was wondering if there is a simple way (that is, without using a prog) to keep a streaming video on my hard drive. For example, if I want to keep, say a trailer from a movie, after viewing it with quicktime, I go to temp. internet files, find it and just save it to my hard drive. I tried this with a streaming video ( If you must know, I was downloading the transformers, I'm a sucker for classic cartoons )and it wasn't in temps, so I was wondering, am I missing something ?

I thank you all in advance,


P.S. I'm using windows 98

Answer:streaming video's


I can't believe that nobody among Major geeks has any suggestions to my dilemma.

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Question: streaming video

need advice, when i watch streaming videos like you tube they keep stopping and below the clip it says buffering what would i look for to fik it to stop it buffering and stopping

my pc is 1.70 gb m/b 768mb ram winxp sps with all current updates.tia..col

Answer:streaming video

Hello Col,

You might find this article of interest.

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Question: Video Streaming

Alright, I'm looking at setting up a Windows Server box that will be used for me to stream video to this said device where it will redistribute the video to whomever watches it from the website.

I know I can setup windows media encoder to stream to a server which I have done before, but I now want to stream to my own server/website. I am however unsure what needs to be setup on the server side.

I'm not worried about the bandwidth and all that as I will find that hosting solution after I have figured out the rest. Does anyone have any ideas?

The reason why I wish to do this my self is so I can have more control over the media, and to learn more in my networking/administration field.

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Question: Streaming Video

Does anyone know anywhere good to find some cool streaming video, maybe even old shows or something. I just got DSL and I wanna do something with it.

Answer:Streaming Video

shoutcast. its connected to winamp. streaming audio, video. google shoutcast

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