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    Default Can you stream with wireless N?

    Hello

    I have been using mezzmo for awhile now to stream to my DLNA TV but i have had it hardwired to my router then TV.

    We are thinking of re-arranging and putting the computer in another room.

    Before i go out and drop money on a wireless N card are you able to stream movies in 1080 wireless without many issues? If not this is a deal breaker for me and we will have to keep it where it is.

    My most common files on stream are MKV (2-5 GB per movie)

    thanks!

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    Should be fine. Many Mezzmo users stream to their devices with wireless N (although wired is the best option for streaming). If your wireless N has strong signal strength and there's no/little interference from other electronic devices, then you should be able to stream 1080 HD videos without any problems. You may get stuttering if the video bitrate of the video being streamed is very high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daterxies View Post
    Hello

    I have been using mezzmo for awhile now to stream to my DLNA TV but i have had it hardwired to my router then TV.

    We are thinking of re-arranging and putting the computer in another room.

    Before i go out and drop money on a wireless N card are you able to stream movies in 1080 wireless without many issues? If not this is a deal breaker for me and we will have to keep it where it is.

    My most common files on stream are MKV (2-5 GB per movie)

    thanks!
    At those bitrates (for that size of file), you should be fine. Although, if Mezzmo transcodes to MPEG-2 for your device, the network could become a choking point due to the increased bitrate.

    If you go N, make sure it is n300 or n450 (both the router and wireless adapter). n150 will choke on high bitrate stuff, especially at distance. If you can afford to go dual-band, it is good practice to use the 5GHz band for media streaming and leave the 2.4GHz band for general network activity.

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    A set of homeplugs/powerline adapters is always a good solution in these situations.

    I run both hardwired & powerline (2 TVs in different rooms) & I can't tell the difference in streaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daterxies View Post
    Hello

    I have been using mezzmo for awhile now to stream to my DLNA TV but i have had it hardwired to my router then TV.

    We are thinking of re-arranging and putting the computer in another room.

    Before i go out and drop money on a wireless N card are you able to stream movies in 1080 wireless without many issues? If not this is a deal breaker for me and we will have to keep it where it is.

    My most common files on stream are MKV (2-5 GB per movie)

    thanks!
    Wireless N is a spec.. Not a speed. But the spec is capable of speeds up to 300Mbps. How fast is your WiFi adapter and Router? For how small your files are 150Mbps is probably more then enough.

    And yes like mentioned above. If you can do 5Ghz. Do it. Its throughput is much better. But for 100% safety I would get a hotplug set. They can be found cheap and on sale quite often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Wireless N is a spec.. Not a speed. But the spec is capable of speeds up to 300Mbps. How fast is your WiFi adapter and Router? For how small your files are 150Mbps is probably more then enough.

    And yes like mentioned above. If you can do 5Ghz. Do it. Its throughput is much better. But for 100% safety I would get a hotplug set. They can be found cheap and on sale quite often.
    Thanks everyone.

    Update for me.. we decided to go for it. Both my card and router are 300mbps and i am able to stream a few MKV files i tried with no issues... i was surprised because i only have 2/5 bars but no issues so far. Fingers crossed it stays like this!

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    What I have found is that the 5ghz band is generally good up to around 20-25mb/sec bitrates. This is dependent upon your wireless router and adapter. Beyond this I have found that the Netgear WNCE-4004 is good to full Blu-ray quality of 40mb/sec. I have 2 of them and can run both simultaneously with full bitrate Blu-Ray rips with no issues. I've even testing them running a 100mb/sec file transfer and a Blu-Ray stream at the same time with no issues. The WNCE-4004 is optimized for HD streaming with extra larger buffers and jitter reduction technology. It sounds like you are running lower bitrates so you will likely be fine.

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