I have 2x WD Live boxes and 2x D-LINK DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapters. I have one WD box downstairs, and after a few teathing issues seems to be working well enough. The second WD box is upstairs and has exactly the same config. Box WD’s have 1.06.15 firmware on them.
My problem is a few things:
1) How do you get the WD to recognise the 5GHz channel from my wi-fi?
The router being used is a Netgear WNDR3700. I have the 5GHz channel activated and transmitting the SSID.My laptop(s) connect fine to this channel and have 80% signal upstairs on the 5GHz channel. The WD Live (upstairs) says I’m getting between 3 (mostly) and 2 bars signal on the 2.4GHz channel, but would like to dedicate the 5GHz channel to the WD’s so they have their own uniterrupted channel for streaming.
2) I read that my wi-fi usb’s are compatible with the WD units - but access to the shared network folder takes a good 30 seconds. Is this normal? Can I speed up the connection when booting the WD’s?
I already have automatic network authentication activated. Would I be better installing Homebrew firmware onto the 2x WD’s?
3) The playback on the WD Live upstairs is woeful. I had the same issue with the downstairs unit to begin with, but then it just magically ‘fixed’ itself after a couple of days. The video playback was very jittery/stuttering (see my post: WD Live 1.06.15 ISO/MKV/VOB Playback Solution Help) . I have tried playback upstairs with the same files I played on the WD downstairs and the playback upstairs still stutters and is unwatchable. Any idea’s on resolving this?
Both WD’s have the same network and wireless settings/access rights. Both have identical set-ups within settings. Both are approximately the same distance relatively from the router. Both are running off the 2.4GHz channel currently. I have stopped any downloads and there was no traffic what-so-ever across the network when testing. Regardless of whether the downstairs WD was on/playing/off the upstairs unit always stutters and freezes during playback. The downstairs unit is totally uneffected during playback.
Many thanks for any assistance/advice. I am unable to hard-wire the units due to logistics so must have a wireless solution that works.
2x WD Live TV 1.06.15
2x D-LINK DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter
Netgear WNDR3700 Router
Netgear ProSafe GS108 Gigabit Switch
APC 750 Smart UPS
Synology 1511+ NAS with 3GB RAM and DS510 extension