Good Morning All,
I've spent the last several months setting up a home theatre room built around a WDTV Live Hub, fed by two Live Book Duo's. Ripping is complete, everything is setup and working beautifully. I've gone fully digital with all my discs safely stowed away.
Then I got to thinking, "Hmmm....what if I want to watch a movie in another room?". This lead to me purchasing a WDTV Live with the hopes of streaming from my collection stored in the theatre, to the TV in the living. I set it up, connected it to my airport network, and successfully linked to the drives and had access to my content.
Performance was a little "hiccupy" at times, but I imagine that was to be expected when trying to stream full bluray rips over Wi-Fi. Most stuff worked fine, the rest I dealt with.
So then I started reading about Powerline Ethernet, and how this should be the answer to my problems (and perhaps an option for stream to even other rooms). So I had some Best Buy Rewards points, and ordered a NetGear Powerline 500 Nano set of adapters. Plug them in, and got all greens on both ends. 500mb listed, 194mb pass thru via Netgear tool, should be great right?
Well, I still get the buffering wheel periodically on any movie with a bitrate greater than 25/mb or so. So, for detail, here's my setup:
Living Room: Upstairs
Airport Extreme (set to bridge)
Netgear Powerline Adapter
Theatre Room: Downstairs
WDTV Live Hub
Apple Time Capsule (set to bridge)
MyBook Duo connected to Time Capsule
My Book Duo connected to other MyBook via USB
Both apple routers are setup as "Create Network" but share same name and security settings. Both Netgear Adapters are showing full green, which should be significantly faster than the 25/mb or so I max out at.
My iMac, which is about 30 feet from the Airport Extreme, is pulling internet speeds at about 40mb, wirelessly.
Any advice, tips, etc?