Help, please. I am shifting my allegiance away from Cable and TiVo to Roku, and now have two HD rokus, one on each of our main HD tvs. We have a media tank, that streams our dvd collection, and a Netflix subscription. Tonight my daughter and a friend were in the basement watching a Netflix movie over the wireless Roku, and my son was trying to watch something on the ethernet connected Roku. All of his attempts to stream media either from Netflix, or from our NAS, failed. The stream would start, and the loading bar would get to the half way point, and then stop. I'm baffled: we have an ultra high speed internet connection (over 12gbps) (please excuse if I get my terminology slightly wrong), a gigabit ethernet network. The only explanation I can come up with is that the router is somehow not sharing traffic properly..? So that once the first Roku started streaming, there was no room for the second stream. But since one is wireless and the other wired, I can't see how this would happen.
Are there router settings I should be looking at/tweaking? I have both Rokus set to forced 3500K streams, because when I have them set to Auto they either choke on my NAS streams, or they default to lower quality streams, even when my network can handle it. Could this be my problem?
I hope someone with more network skills can help me out-- if we can't watch two Rokus at once, my plan to Roku-ize my house won't be able to work.