Originally Posted by deadringer28
Wow I am again having issues with the network and this time I can confirm that it is not any of the apps but all connectivity as a whole. Even though it shows me as connected testing fails. I then unplug the Cat 5 cable and wait a minute plug it back it and I can then connect. i am not going to do this every day though. I am not sure why making this device .9 or those specific DNS settings will keep it connected but I am willing to give it a shot. I will see if I can stay connected longer than a few days and report back.
Yea please do. I'm obviously still testing it. Last night was almost perfect. We watched Netflix for like 3 hours and in the last hour the entire tv just froze. I had to hold down the power button on the tv set and get back into Netflix. The connection test continually showed around 6500kbs and the picture was just amazing for Netflix (I did a very long calibration earlier in the day with my "Disney Wow" Bluray). That's the the first time the tv ever froze up completely and not at all like it was doing before from slow web speeds.
A disclaimer: I know next to nothing about computers. That's why I use Apple
, right. Anyhow, I have no idea why or what these settings make. I can tell you that without a doubt through using process of elimination that:
* Going directly to the modem and cutting the router out of the equation made no difference.
* Using a 50' factory Cat5E with factory terminations made a major difference in consistency of speed over using a homemade Cat5E someone gave me.
* Switching out the 5' factory cat5 (non E
nhanced) that runs between the modem and router to a 1' factory cat5E
improved the speed.
* Using deadringers settings didn't help.
* Using the settings Vizio gave me did.
Now I don't pretend to know why, especially about the cat5 versus cat5e as my DSL is just 10 Meg. I consistently get that on my Mac and NO OTHER devices ever have a problem with my router or internet speed. This Vizio has been showing speeds as bad as 900kbs and as good as the 8000s now after everything up to this point - while staying mostly at 6500. Again, sorry if I sound ignorant, but I am when it comes to puters.
Oh, and I was reading on the Sharp 70 inch that directly competes with this Vizio and it sounds like it has VERY similar connection issues. For what that's worth.