Originally Posted by rayfornario
That's why I hard-wired it but I still have problems...just not as frequently. I live in a condo and when i did a search for networks their were 6 of them that I could I see! There are only 4 units in this condo development.
Try wiring the player straight into the modem, bypassing the router. It may not be able to get an IP address depending on whether your ISP required the MAC address of the device connected to the modem to be registered with them. Some cable providers do. If you have no problems with the player wired straight to the modem, then the router is the issue.
Also, I'm not sure whether you are using cable or DSL, but cable can be horrible at times. I had Charter a while back and they had horrible latency spikes, the network was overloaded so you'd get only a fraction of the speed you were paying for (hiding behind their "up to" fine print) and they didn't invest in improving their network as they were on the verge of going bankrupt, they preferred to issue credits to my account every time I complained, but that didn't help my Internet experience.
From one of your computers you could also try http://speedtest.net
and see the latency and speed, both directly connected to the modem and through the router.