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Also, I've found that my Roku TV is more solid when using the 5 GHz band vs. the 2.4 GHz band. I find that odd, in that the 5G access point is on another floor at the opposite end of the house, and the 2.4G AP is about 5 feet away just on the other side of the wall. But when streaming HD material from my DLNA server it works better over 5G, so even at that distance it works better. My stick seems to behave the same way, although when using it in my house it's much closer to the 5G AP. With that one, I switch between the two bands on the same AP, and again notice that 5G performs better.
I'm currently running DD-WRT on the one AP, which is why the 5G band doesn't work on it (for some reason there's a 5G chipset that DD-WRT doesn't work with). There's another open source router software available called Tomato that is supposed to work with this particular chipset and make 5G work again. I have to quit being lazy and get around to changing it.
Samsung JU7100 and NU7100 4K TVs, Yamaha RX-V583, Nvidia Shield, a number of Roku players and TVs, Windows 10 media server with Serviio and Plex. Other players and TVs as well.