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#1 irekkin

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:56 PM

i recently purchased a linksys e2000 . it's main purpose was to hook up two desktops to our dsl connection via ethernet cables. it worked great ,no problems. then, i decided to use the wireless option to run a roku box for netflix. the roku box plays everything except netflix. i stops every five minutes to reload. their IT people said that the wireless signal was fluctuating alot and that i should try rebooting the router. actually i had already tried rebooting everything but had no luck. also, when using the roku box and desk top at the same time it really slows my computer down, alot. really hope someone can point me in the right direction to solve this problem as i did'nt want to have to run ethernet cables all over the place. tia.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:41 AM

do you have a wireless PC you can put near the Roku to monitor signal
Xirrus is very good for that - see below

What download speed are you paying for - ?
test the speed and line quality
www.speedtest.net
www.pingtest.net


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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
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Note:
For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.
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Edited by etaf, 25 February 2011 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

This seems like more than just a weak signal, now I have a roku and I know that it can be a bandwidth hog, and as you would expect wireless is a lot less reliable speed wise than ethernet, if you could I would suggest you either move the router closer to the roku or just use a wired connection for it. :)
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