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Deal?Where? 632 64 November 11, 2015 at 01:28 PM
So say I have my wi-fi network set up.
I go to connect and I have:
Network
Network (5ghz)
Guest network


If I have everything connected to the (5ghz) connection would it be any faster? I have the Comcast economy package and only get 3mbps download speeds. I've been having problems with my firestick with Kodi and Genesis streaming movies. It keeps buffering and is annoying.

I "thought" I would have everything else in the house hooked up to "network" and just the firestick connect to the "network 5g" it might free it up some.
Probably not though right?

For the record I have an AirPort Extreme, and Arris TG862 gateway. I have it in bridge mode and the airport is handling the wireless.

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you can not stream with 3mbps speeds
you need to have at least 10mbps for streaming

from netflix https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306

0.5 Megabits per second - Required broadband connection speed
1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed
3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for SD quality
5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality
25 Megabits per second - Recommended for Ultra HD quality

the same applies to other streaming services.
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Quote from Deal?Where? View Post :
So say I have my wi-fi network set up.
I go to connect and I have:
Network
Network (5ghz)
Guest network


If I have everything connected to the (5ghz) connection would it be any faster? I have the Comcast economy package and only get 3mbps download speeds. I've been having problems with my firestick with Kodi and Genesis streaming movies. It keeps buffering and is annoying.

I "thought" I would have everything else in the house hooked up to "network" and just the firestick connect to the "network 5g" it might free it up some.
Probably not though right?

For the record I have an AirPort Extreme, and Arris TG862 gateway. I have it in bridge mode and the airport is handling the wireless.
The 5 GHz band is theoretically faster than the 2.4 GHz band, though suffers from a reduced range in comparison. That said, you're limited by what your ISP provides - 3 Mbps from Comcast - and so it probably won't matter which band you use.

Given your other thread, it seems your problem is the wireless (is it? Did you ever get a resolution on that?), so the next thing to do is connect your phone or laptop to the 2.4 or 5 GHz network and run speedtest.net. Sit right next to the router, and turn off / disconnect all other devices. If you're not getting 3 Mbps (or maybe 5% less) right next to the router, there's no way you'll get 3 Mbps in another room or on another floor. If you do get the 3 Mbps, move farther from the router and repeat the test, until you get to where your firestick is. Repeat with the other network. If you've still got ~3 Mbps, the problem is the firestick or Kodi.
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you are at the fringe of speed but see if you can increase the buffer to make up for any drops in speed.
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What kind of speeds do you get if your connected directly to the cable modem?

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See this search result [bing.com] for the buffering part of your problem.

Then you should consider getting more bandwidth.
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Quote from dale_101798 View Post :
See this search result [bing.com] for the buffering part of your problem.

Then you should consider getting more bandwidth.
3.4mbps down and 1 up.
I DID get the wireless dropping issue resolved. Guess I'll have to opt fit the next level up if 3.5 isn't enough. One YouTube video said you don't need the 10-it's a hoax and to increase the buffer size and it should take care of the problem. It HELPED some but still has issues with HQ movies.
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plug into a modem and see what speed you get

if your only getting 3mbps you might go dsl,faster speeds and cheper
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