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Frazier
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Roku vs Wii

Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:30 am

Hello,

I noticed last night that (my) Wii had no problems running a movie as the Roku has buffering issues or numerous lag time issues. Would anyone know why or if there is a fix for this. My thinking is the Roku was made specifically for this so why all the issues? I have 50mg cable internet.

Thank You,

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Re: Roku vs Wii

Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:40 am

Frazier wrote:
Hello,

I noticed last night that (my) Wii had no problems running a movie as the Roku has buffering issues or numerous lag time issues. Would anyone know why or if there is a fix for this. My thinking is the Roku was made specifically for this so why all the issues? I have 50mg cable internet.

Thank You,

Frazier


The Wii and Roku use different streams on some providers, so your connection may be traveling a path on the internet that's slower for one device than the other. The problem may also be internal to your network - how do you have each device connected to your home router?

Remember also that regardless of your home internet speed, internet data is only as fast as the slowest link on the chain of computers between the content server and you - typically 8-10 computers on the internet.
 
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Re: Roku vs Wii

Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:49 am

Hello,

They are both connected via wireless. Any suggestions on settings or anything with the router etc or if that would even help?


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Re: Roku vs Wii

Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:52 am

Frazier wrote:
Hello,

They are both connected via wireless. Any suggestions on settings or anything with the router etc or if that would even help?


Frazier


There could be interference in your home (other wireless devices, kitchen appliances, cordless phones, neighbor's electronics) causing additional slowdown. You can try changing the wireless channel in your router's settings, and if possible, try connecting by ethernet cord (if your Roku has an ethernet port) and see if that clears up the problem.
 
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Re: Roku vs Wii

Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:28 pm

It may also be your dns try using google (8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8) see if it can find you a better rout to the server
ROKU 3 4114AT076252
ROKU 2 LT 16A182002191
ROKU 2 LT #2 16A19K025194
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Re: Roku vs Wii

Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:30 pm

Just to state the obvious but if you have a Roku2 it should use the same type of stream as the Wii however the Wii is limited to SD only. If the Roku is trying to get HD and can't maintain it then it would have issues. However with a Roku2 you shouldn't see buffering at all.

If you have a Roku1 it uses a totally different type of stream and Netflix is moving away from it. In that case I would bet that the problem is with Netflix and not in your home.
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Re: Roku vs Wii

Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:45 pm

Hello,

At this point I really don't watch a whole lotta Netflix, being watching Hulu and other programs. Hulu Plus has done it as well with the Roku, it would generally freeze.

Thanks,

Frazier
 
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Re: Roku vs Wii

Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:49 pm

Did you try switching your DNS? I have had my best luck with 4.2.2.2
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Roku 4 (x1)
Roku 3 (x3)
Roku Streaming Stick (x1)
Roku2 XS (x4)
Nvidia Shield
Raspberry Pi XBMC
MacMini XBMC/Plex
ATV3 (x2)
 
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Re: Roku vs Wii

Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:51 pm

Thanks,

Honestly I am not sure how to do that?

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Re: Roku vs Wii

Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:43 pm

Can you provide us more information about your network? If you can provide the make and model for your router, for sure somebody here is gonna look for a manual and guide you through.
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Re: Roku vs Wii

Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:13 pm

Hello,

It is a D-Link Dir-615.

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Re: Roku vs Wii

Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:21 pm

In the lan section for DHCP. Change the value to 4.2.2.2 or 8.8.8.8. Level 3 and Google public DNS respectively. Personally I have had better luck with the Level 3 DNS.
OTA - Antennacraft HDX 1000
Roku 4 (x1)
Roku 3 (x3)
Roku Streaming Stick (x1)
Roku2 XS (x4)
Nvidia Shield
Raspberry Pi XBMC
MacMini XBMC/Plex
ATV3 (x2)

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