I currently use my WDTV Live in combination with WLAN Linksys WUSB600N, Linksys WRT610N and Windows Home Server where I store all my media content. Even when I stream a 1080p file, everything is running very smooth without any disconnects.
I made the experience that the following measures helped me to stabilize the connection to the WDTV:
- Since I use TwonkyMedia Server instead of network shares, the connection is much more stabile
- My previous Netgear router (WNR3500) were responsible for frequent disconnects, so I have exchanged the router to Linksys WRT610N
- I use the 5 GHz WLAN (802.11n) just for the WDTV Live (–> media stream), everything else is running 2,4 Ghz in order to minimise interferences
I have to admit that the distance between my WDTV Live and WLAN router is less than 5 meter without any wall in between. However, Sine everything is running pretty well, I have banned my previous entertainment system (Netgear EVA8000) out of my house. Even when there are a few remaining issues, I’m happy with my WDTV Live.