Confused on Networking Speeds


#1

I am new to WD TV Live and also networking…I have an Actiontec MI424-WR 10/100 router with Verizon Fios 25/25 speed…now when I hook my wd up to the router, and then want to stream a blu ray from the laptop to the wd…does this use the internet 25/25 speed or the 10/100 lan speed?..im guessing it uses lan side 100Mb speed, correct?..then if I wanted to stream youtube or something that would use my internet wan speed right?

Basically im saying I can get 100Mb speed when using a 10/100 router to the WD and internet speed doesnt matter?

Im sure this might be basic to most so bare with me


#2

If your laptop and WD are on your network you will be using LAN speed for the transfer.  The internet is out of the picture.


#3

OK one more quick question…If I am going to stream a 1:1 bd50 blu ray iso will I get better results by hardwired LAN or USB 2.0?


#4

USB 2.0 and a hardwired Lan can’t really be compared. The WDTV Live has a 10/100Mbps network adapter built in (hardwired LAN) and USB 2.0 is not a network adapter.  If you use a hard drive connected through USB 2.0 you will get optimum speed. If you are asking about a USB 2.0 wireless network adapter connected to the WDTV Live or a hardwired LAN then you will get better speed and a much more reliable connection using wired. In my experience.


#5

I know under optimal conditions 100Mbps hard wired ethernet can acheive close to 90-95% of the 100…so USB 2.0’s 480Mbps can definitely acheive over blu rays native total transfer rate of 54Mbps?..b/c I have never seen my usb 2.0 port transfer any files past 25Mbps ish…but I also have a very slow pc

I just want to make sure hooked up via usb it can show a 1:1 blu ray exactly like how it would be if it was playing via a blu ray player, and if not would ethernet do it


#6

well i just streamed via the usb port a 1:1 blu ray .iso of benjamin button and it was flawless:smileyvery-happy: