Strange: WIFI is more faster than Direct cable?


#1

Hi,

I have:

WD TV Live (with latest firmware)

Linksys WRT 320N WIFI Router

Linksys NMH410 Media Hub (NAS)

When I have connected WD TV Live to the Router via cable (wired) the speed was very low. In most cases I can not load even a photo from the NAS (after pressing on thumbnails I get black screen).

Later I have changed to WIFI by a Linksys Wireless-N USB stick and the network speed is more than double.

I have tried everything (rebooting all devices, factory default ect.), but this problem is still resist.

Is there any hint/suggestion about this?

Thanks,

Gabor


#2

Probably there’s some kind of autonegotiation problem with the router, try setting the ethernet port where you connect the WDTV box in the router LAN settings to “100 Mbit / half duplex”. I have a hunch that it is being set internally to “full duplex”, and the WDTV live doesn’t seem to support that.


#3

The WDTV does do Full Duplex just fine.  

If you force-set the router port to 100/FULL, that will break auto negotation, and the other end will always come up 100/HALF.