Linksys Wireless Router :: Wrt160n V3 Resets Constantly While Streaming From Netflix
Feb 27, 2010
I just got a linksys after years of using a single netgear, this is the second we've gotten in the last month... But each time we have the same problem, the thing resets constantly while doing streaming from netflix, over wifi, and resets the entire router. I've updated to the latest firmware but i'm ready to just throw this out and put our old netgear back up.
I have a wireless network in my home, mainly for internet access via any of the 3 or 4 machines we may be using. Normally, there's not a problem with normal surfing, email checking, youtube, etc.My wireless router is a Linksys WRT300N, and the wireless adapter card in my desktop is a D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter. In my previous home, the router was in the very same room as my desktop, and had no problems to speak of with this setup streaming Netflix. Now, however, I'm set up in an older home, and the router is removed from my desktop by a few walls and tight rooms. I've noticed that my network status icon on the bottom right of my desktop seems to always show "Signal Strength: Very Low".I like to use my desktop sometimes to stream Netflix. My Netflix streaming sometimes goes OK, but typically it just freezes and shows the Loading bar, and sometimes doesn't really start back. It is so bad sometimes, that I am not willing to wait it out, because I know from this experience that even if it starts back up, it will just freeze again. The video is not downloading and caching fast enough.
The network is constantly disconnecting from my devices and wont let me reconnect...I reset the network completely back to factory settings and started from there. Some of my devices didnt want to connect at all after the complete reset.These are the settings that I have changed: SSID has been changed,wifi security(wpa2 personal,AES) ,channel(width=20, channel=auto) ,DNS server(changed to Norton DNS: 220.127.116.11 & 18.104.22.168) & router management logon password & firmware upgrade to 3.0.03...
Often my router drops connection to all my devices. Multiple times a day. It's only for a minute or so, but it's annoying. I'm using a Linksys Wireless-N router (WRT160N) with WEP encryption. I'm running two Windows 7 laptops, LG BluRay player, Apple TV, Xbox 360 (Wired) iPhone 4, and a iPad 2. It doesn't matter if I'm browsing the web, watching Netflix, or playing a game, the connection gets lost. As we speak it happened again. I have no clue on what to do. I've reconfigured it multiple times. Firmware has been updated months ago.
Roar Runner internet provider 18Mbit/sec from Kingston, NY to NY,NY cable modem is an ARRIS BD370 connect to router via Ethernet cable.Dell XPS Quad core Vista connected to router via Ethernet cable. Have hooked BD-370 directly to cable modem and works perfectly.Streaming movie is only successful about 1 in 6 times. [code]
I am about to buy a NMP (WD Live Hub) to put my local video/music/pic content on and drive many TVs in my house. These NMP also have services like Hulu, NetFlix, etc. I plan to sign-up for NetFlix and do the unlimited streaming thing via the WD Hub. I have a 5Mbps broadband pipe which is right at the suggested level for HD streams.....but I think the DIR-655 can prioritize streams/video ?
plan to put the Hub on Static (Reserved) IP address on my network....however, I've never messed with a Router and prioritization. I assume it is something to do with the port(s) used, etc. I have no idea the ports that will be used by the Hub for NetFlix, how/where in the DIR-655 I can accomplish this how to ID the ports used would be great....eg. some variant of Netstat command, etc ?
I have a DIR-655 that's wired via 40' of Cat5 Ethernet cable to a bus near my Sony HDTV. I get great reception and speed and all the available HD channels via my Time Warner Cable subscription.
My problem is that since subscribing to NetFlix (streaming only) when I stream a NetFlix movie I get "reloading/pauses" every few minutes. NetFlix says it requires 1.5 Mbps but Internet speed tests show I'm consistently getting between 5 and 10 Mbps.
I also have a Sony 3D DVD Player that is NetFlix enabled and when the pausing gets too bad I switch to it and sometimes it works, at other times it pauses just as frequently as the TV.
I always turn the PC off when watching TV.
Sony HDTV 46" LED EX720 Internet TV Features: Full HD 1080p in 2D and 3D, LED backlit, X-Reality Engine, Internet TV for streaming entertainment, Wi-Fi Ready, smooth motion with Motionflow XR 240, USB input
For the past few months my cable modem has been rebooting (Power light stays on the rest turn off). I have replaced the modem and have had two technicians out here to no avail. The resets happen often during heavy use.The only errors that seem to happen frequently while this occurs are..
5/17/2012 20:33120207004Configuration File CVC Validation Failure 5/17/2012 21:54200005003Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out 5/17/2012 21:54200006003Unicast Maintenance Ranging attempted - No response - Retries exhausted 5/17/2012 21:54180002003UCD invalid or channel unusable 5/17/2012 21:54140206003DCC aborted unable to communicate on new upstream channel
Have an E1000 router, Samsung Blu Ray (for Netflix). At night watching Netflix is not possible with all the rebuffering and drop in picture quality. So we took the wireless laptop and set it next to the Blu Ray and started the same movie on both. The laptop played without a problem and the Blu-Ray kept rebuffering. I will probably try to hard wire the DVD but to make it permanent, will be a real pain. Having wireless would be much better.
When watching Netflix, I can get 5 to 15 minutes of a movie no problem. Then I will get an error message:Cannot connect to Netflix. try again later. If the problem persists
- try again - exit
Then I can watch a few more minutes and it stops again. And again, and again......I have cable inernet service (Brighthouse Communications), with the E42000 connected to the cable modem. Then I have a Panasonic WiFi adaptor (DY-WL10) plugged into a USB port on my Panasonic Viera TV. I have the latest firmware on the router (1.3.03, build 14).I have done the routine of re-cycling the network by re-setting the router (and re-setting it up) and the modem.The chat session guys had me do the following:
1) Uncheck “Filter anonymous request”.
2) Click on Setup Tab - Here you will see MTU.
3) Select Manual & set the size to 1364
4) On Wireless tab, clicked on manual, change the Channel for the 2.4 Ghz network to 9.
5) When we tried it on the 5Ghz wireless they had me set the channel Width to 40MHz Only, and set to channel – 161
I also tried setting up port range forwarding. He knew the port information, and walked me through it.I have re-set the router to factory default settings, re-installed the software, and tried the previous steps twice more (except the port forwarding, because without my friend, I am not sure exactly how) I know enough to not have multiple WiFi devices going at the same time while trying to watch Netflix, but I know that I get good WiFi download speed tests at the location of the TV with an iPad (3.6 MBPS).I have done troubleshooting on the internet service. It has a good, strong continuous uninterrupted speed.I have tried this on two different TVs (similar Panasonic models, bit with the same WiFi adaptor). Problem persists on both TVs.I tested it with a 50’ LAN Cable running from the router to the TV. Netflix worked when wired!Next test I want to do is to stream Netflix on the iPad, right at the TV and ensure that works.To me, this seems like a wireless router setting issue or an issue with the Network Adaptor, or an issue of communicating between the Router and the adaptor.
I bought this new router, and at first it seemed like it was working okay, but then i started noticing that my roku box (watch netflix) was cutting out all the time, losing the connection from the new router. I also began to notice that if more than one person was online, pages took forever to load, can't watch youtube videos and even listening to music online like Pandora became difficult. Also it says that I can get up to 300 mbps but when i run the test I get .50 download and about 1.8 upload Details About Router & Connection,Its a Linksys E1500 with the capability of up to 6 devices and my IPS is Comcast.
My router automatically sets the wireless network settings to the original default. Sometimes after 1 hour sometimes after a week. It resets to automatic instead of the manulal settings I use for configuration. Changes the SSID to Linksys and disables wireless security.
I have to go back into settings and deactivate the IPV6 tunnel daily to keep access to youtube. My provider does not support IPV6. Saving changes has no effectIs there a way to ensure that the IPV6 tunnel remains deactivated?I have firmware version 1.0.30 build 126544 2011-12-24. Firmware update function says I got the latest version.
I've had my WRT54GL for a couple of months now, and it keeps wiping my saved settings and reverting back to the default. It works fine with all devices for a week or so after the initial set-up, then will only work on the system that is wired.
While watching anything from Netflix thru my Wii gaming console, i keep getting disconnected and have to restart. When I plug the ethernet cable directly into the Wii, this problem does not occur. I have a Linksys BEFSR41 ethernet 4 port router.
New Router - Setup went easy. Create a folder named Media - copy a few formats in only 6 files all less than 2gb in size, 2 x avi (divx/xvid), mp3, mkv, mp4 and flv. All excited I scoot over to the PS 3 - righto we can do this!! Only to see no titles found. Great stuff Go to router - media server - scan - database updated - awesome let's try again! No titles found. Ok?!? Reboot router - reboot ps3. Still frowning - no titles found?
When i stream higher resolution videos to my TV or PC, from the usb stick attached to my router(linksys EA4500). The videos freeze, then playes again, then freeze, etc. I have no problem with lower res. videos or music
I have just upgraded from an E1000 to the E3000 and have run into a couple of problems with my iphone 4s.There are a few applications, BBC iplayer, Sky Go, BBC News and ITV player that wont allow me to watch any of the online video through the iphone. I have iplayer on two other computers running through the same router and they work fine.Every thing worked fine with my old E1000 so I'm taking it that it must be a setting in the router itself somewhere that needs to be altered to allow it to work.
Been noticing this lately, thought a few times it was just random internet drops outs, but completely crushing bandwidth when streaming is normal for this router.
Its completely obvious when playing a game on xbox live or playing wow or diablo 3 on the pc, when streaming from youtube in 720p or higher the bandwidth is completely crushed. I downloaded a game yesterday also through games for windows marketplace on the pc yesterday and my brother couldn't play diablo 3 while I was downloading. I tried media prioritization and that doesn't fix the problem.
Interestingly enough I still own an E4200 so I hooked that router back up just to see how that handled things. I set my extension on chrome to always play youtube videos at 1080p if availible, and there was no lag or bandwidth crush. I logged onto xbox live while my brother was playing diablo 3 and downloaded a video trailer of a game and no bandwidth crush. Hmm I thought.... So I tried the EA6500 again and the bandwidth crush comes back and my brother can no longer play online games while Im streaming.
At this point Im just gonna suck it up and start using the E4200 again until EA6500 gets a good software update and can perform standard tasks. I have a 20mb download and a 2mb upload should this be happening with a router this expensive?
I am facing issues with my router EA4500 and my apple TV. When I am watching a video from my itunes library at my PC, sometimes stop playing waiting to receive data. Is that a way to conect my apple tv to my router to prioritize this video streaming from my PC to apple TV?
I got an Apple TV a few weeks back and we've been using it a lot, especially to stream Netflix. However, another application that I got it for was for streaming iPhoto slideshows and iMovie stuff to the Apple TV with Airplay's screen sharing. This event scenario has played out several times..... Screen sharing is up and going and it'll be working great. All of a sudden the TV will go back to the main Apple TV menu on its own. Upon further review at this point, NONE of my WiFi (iPhone, iPad, etc.) devices will connect to the network and I have to power cycle the router. Router lights are on, but no one's home. At this point, it'll boot back up and then everything will be fine, at least for a while.Tonight, I was showing vacation pictures to some family and this same process happened twice. Since I can't seem to figure out how to stop playing a slideshow in iPhoto and then start it again in the middle, it's very annoying. Here are some relevant troubleshooting points to consider:
1. This network problem (or something similar to it) has happened in the past, but whatever it is, streaming a slideshow really seems to aggravate it. This seems to be the only scenario that I can do to actually INDUCE the issue. Periods of long uploads or downloads are fine. Streaming audio from one device and similar usage seems to be fine, but this scenario fails pretty much every time, and not necessarily right away.
2. After having this issue tonight multiple times, I stopped trying to stream an actual iPhoto slideshow and just went into the album and scrolled through the pics one by one. I did this for at least an hour with no issue. But with an actual slideshow, it failed twice in 30 minutes or less. And it's happened before tonight as well.
3. It doesn't appear to make a difference what application I'm streaming from on the Mac. Whether it's iPhoto, iMovie, or even Facetime.
-MacBook Pro Specs - OS X 10.8.2 - Late 2011 Model -Apple TV - MD199LL/A, v5.0.2 -Router - Linksys/Cisci E1000 - Firmware v2.1.02
I've got a fair amount of devices in my home that use WiFi, but there was nothing irregular going on in the house to generate an excessive amount of internal network traffic or anything like that. My gut says the problem is with the router, but it's only a few months old, and I've updated the firmware to no avail.
Basically the problem is that the HD media steamed through the E4200 router has a significant lag on the TV. So details..I have the Linksys E4200 wifi router and want to stream the HD video from my computer to TV.The connection schema is pretty straightforward:Computer with 10/100 mbit network adapter-----(network cable)-->E4200----(WIFI)----->TV with 802.11n WIFI adapter.Also 10(ten) mbit Internet connection cable is plugged into WIFI router. The questions are:
1) Can the 10 mbit internet connection affect the speed of the media content being streamed through the E4200 router?
2) Does it make sense to buy the WIFI 802.11 n adapter and use it instead of the network adapter / cable in the connection schema mentioned above?
I am very pleased with my purchase of the E3000 so far. However, one function seems to allude me. One of the main reasons for purchasing this router was because of its Media Server functionality. I wanted to be able to stream to my UPnP devices (ps3, xbox360, etc) without having to keep my power hog of a PC running. I have set up the HD using the Storage tab of the Advanced Router Settings, and created several Shares on the Media Server tab. The good news is that I am able to access the share on my PS3. The bad news is that I can't on my Xbox360s. As the Xbox360s has built in wireless N, I would really like to be able to stream to that system.
I purchases a Hauppage USB TV tuner and bought the software that allows live TV signals to be streamed to my home PC or android phone. Once I installed the software and ran a test, the remote access failed. The error message said I need to check the router's configuration. I know very little about configuring routers, but the model is WRT54Gv3.
When we stream movies in two different rooms at the same time we drop our netflix or vudu connections. Can I enable or disable any settings on my router that would work. I love this router have 35 Mbps on internet speed so I don't think that is the problem. Range runs from 35 up to 45 Mbps all the time. I know how to access my router settings and navigate where to go and what to change if I can. I have 3 laptops, 1 wireless printer, two blue-ray devices attached.
When I try to stream a movie through the media server or through my computer to my xbox 360 the video will play fine for a couple minutes then it well get choppy and then the sound will not sync with the picture. I have the latest firmware and reset it also. Tried switching channels and changed mtu didn't do anything. tried steaming on 2 different xboxs and its the same thing.
I upgraded my E3000 to a new E4200 several months ago. I use an SSL VPN to connect to work which worked fine on 1.0.01 and 1.0.02 but I upgraded to 1.0.03 to fix an issue where the router constantly reboots when I stream Netflix or Hulu and now the router reboots with Netflix, Hulu AND the SSL VPN tunnel initiation.
The new firmware is killing the video streaming performance I have to revert to the old firmware Ver.22.214.171.124072 to be able to stream videos from the media server. I have been waiting a long time for a decent Firmware that will fix the multiple issues with this router but this is ridiculous every new firmware update brings more issues to the table I am feed up with the Cisco developers I have a WRT610N router that is performing better than this lemon router that Cisco just introduced in 2012.
I currently upgraded to E3200 wireless router from my previous WRT610. I use itunes/apple airport express to play music located on a Buffalo NAS (LAN connection to E3200) on my home stereo. Before upgrading I was able to do this without a problem. Any suggestions for improving performance with streaming music at home? Internet/access to files on Buffalo NAS wirelessly works fine.
So I am trying to forward a port on my linksys E2500 router. I need to forward 126.96.36.199 for a video streaming server. When I go to the admin panel I am only able to change the last digit, ie 198.162.1.x
Basically I use the WDTV to stream movies from my PC and external harddrive (which is plugged straight into the router) to my TV. The WDTV has a "Network Shares" section and my PC and harddrive usually appear here.
The only way I can get them to show is to reboot the router each time I want to use the WDTV player.
Is there a setting on the router which I need to enable/disable which will prevent the network shares drop?