I have a Samsung series 6 led hdtv that has built in wifi and I use my Linksys WAG200g router to stream media from my pc to tv using mezzmo. SD works fine but playing mkv's don't, I get huge lag to the point video is simply un-watchable. I understand my router only has B and G mode, no N available but I thought 54Mbps should be enough for mkv playback? I get around 90% signal strength on my tv.
Same goes with PS3, I get extremely slow download on my ps3 wirelessly so I am convinced G mode is just not enough. My router is more then 200feet away from tv so running a CAT-6 is not practical hence I am in the market looking for a new router.
What I want to confirm here is that does anyone know if Samsung series 6 TV's have built in Wireless N mode to be worth upgrading my router? I was looking at router options and this looks promising: https://www.linksys.com/en-eu/products/routers/EA6700
I know that router is an overkill but it has other nice options too like USB 3.0 for connecting my external hdd's as my mobo only have usb 2.0. Also it seems super fast if I connect another 802.11ac wireless dongle.
Another much cheaper option I was looking into is PowerLine AV Network Adapter like this: http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/powerline/dhp-306av-powerline-av-network-adapter
Its supposed to give you a 100mbit lag free Ethernet connection utilizing power sockets, does anyone has any experience with it? Is it any good?
Or is there a much better option I am unaware of for streaming my media to tv without long running cables clutter.
Thanks for any help
EDIT: To be more precise, my tv is UA46F6400.
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Last edited by sohaibrazzaq; 17th Oct 2013 at 12:09. Reason: more info added.
From TV Manual:
* This TV supports the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g /n communication protocols. Samsung Recommends using IEEE 802.11n. Otherwise when you play video over a network connection, the video may not play smoothly.
Ok this confirms that my TV does indeed have wireless N, now all it remains is to figure out either buy a better router or go some other option.
You will have to try wireless or powerline networking with the TV to really know for sure if either will work. There are too many variables to predict results ahead of time. The speed you can get with wireless depends on your home's construction, the wireless networking equipment, where it is located, and how much interference from other wireless devices and other RF sources there is. Similar kinds of things affect powerline networking, the equipment, its location, the design of home's electrical system, and the condition of the wiring, all play a role.
That being said I have been pleased with the performance of an ASUS RT-N16 in a 1950s plaster wall home, although to be honest I have streamed very little video with it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038
Boil a kettle, and steaming will work
Hmm so what I understand is that Powerline switches are not reliable and I can't expect to get a lag free 100mbit connection out of it? Well if that's the case then why bother with it and I should just get a better wireless router.