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#1 MarkBannon

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:20 PM

I believe that  I have a poor connection using WiFi.
The box works fine with a network cable but has been iffy using WiFi.  My router is ~ 3m away in the hall (line of sight) but sometimes the speed is so low I have had to use the cable - not a safe option for family and visitors stepping over it.  Upstairs, it can detect the router (low signal) but simply doesn't connect.  No problem with all my other WiFi devices including a different TV box.  And I changed routers as well.
Is this a hardware or software weakness?
Is there a specific router setting that I need to optimise the WiFi signal for the Vidon box?

#2 SeeMoreDigital

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:14 AM

Personally I don't recommend that any (video) media playback device is connected to a network via WiFi...


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#3 Wolly Xu

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:11 AM

WiFi in general is not stable, if you want to watch Blu-ray iso, you really should use a cable.

The VidOn Box offers a WiFi speed of 150Mb/s and utilises a 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz connection. It does not offer a 5GHz WiFi (802.11 ac) connection.

We recently tried playing a Blu-ray main movie (about 20GB) over the WiFi, the router (an old Tenda 300M router) was less than 1 meter away from the box, the movie played without buffer or stuck. But sadly everyone's WiFi set-up is different

Sufficed to say, we here at VidOn do not recommend the use of WiFi to play BD.iso files!

#4 MarkBannon

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for the responses.

I accept what you say, it's just that it seems odd to me that the Vidon box struggles to connect to the router when other devices have no problem whatsoever so I assume that this box's WiFi hardware is inferior to many other devices or is unduly affected by interference.

Time to explore other options.



#5 SeeMoreDigital

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:32 PM

Out of interest...

What are your other devices and what type of media files are you playing on them?
 
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I SUPPORT 'FAIR USE'. MY MORALS PREVENT ME FROM HELPING ANYONE WHO OBTAINS COPYRIGHTED CONTENT ILLEGITIMATELY

DEVICE: VidOn Box · SDK 1.4 · VidOn XBMC 1.0.0.0 (Gotham) and VidOn XBMC 15.2.2 (Kodi/Helix) · VMC (VidOn Media Center) 0.0.1.9 (Gotham)

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