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Will USB WiFi Dongles work in HDR-1100S?

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    Justintime

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    I have a decent router installed. It a TP-Link Archer VR-600. See here : - https://www.tp-link.com/au/products/details/cat-15_Archer-VR600.html .

    Incidentally I went to my son's house today and his smart TV is hard wired via Ethernet cable and he was also having trouble with Netflix picture quality. It was a lot worse than my WiFi connected Humax box reception so I am wondering if it is a Netflix or ISP problem and that they are sharing band-with out among several properties. I believe it is called 'Contention ratio'.

    Either way, having seen my son's Netflix picture quality I am now content.

    Sat 1 Dec 2018 19:40:37 #11 |
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    I have been thinking that the issue happens in the evening at peak viewing times so it may be a temporary channel overlap issue from neighbours or, since streaming is a high-demand requirement, it may be an ISP 'throttling' issue or Netflix servers are struggling to cope with band width demand.

    Thanks for your input.

    Sun 2 Dec 2018 9:18:23 #12 |
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    Justintime - 3 days ago  » 
    I have a decent router installed. It a TP-Link Archer VR-600. See here : - https://www.tp-link.com/au/products/details/cat-15_Archer-VR600.html .
    Incidentally I went to my son's house today and his smart TV is hard wired via Ethernet cable and he was also having trouble with Netflix picture quality. It was a lot worse than my WiFi connected Humax box reception so I am wondering if it is a Netflix or ISP problem and that they are sharing band-with out among several properties. I believe it is called 'Contention ratio'.
    Either way, having seen my son's Netflix picture quality I am now content.

    Do you have a challenging property

    ie 3 storeys, thick walls or energy saving foil lined platerboard ?

    Tue 4 Dec 2018 20:52:11 #13 |
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    Justintime

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    No. It is a semi-detached house and my Humax box is almost line-of-sight to the router which is 5.5m away. If my glass panelled dividing door is open the signal only has to pass through the backrest of a leather armchair. In the evening with the doors closed it passes through both door and chair backrest.

    I have concluded that, as long as the on-demand services perform well then I will forget about 5GHz. Why change what works? It is only the Netflix problem that caused me to start this thread and that could have been a temporary issue or related to the content I was streaming which was a film series called "Shaka Zulu".

    Wed 5 Dec 2018 16:53:53 #14 |

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