Quote: Originally Posted by bal1985
Quote: Originally Posted by chev65
You should try going into the routers set up page and change the wireless channel to a different one. Windows 7 tends to drop out or lose the connection if the wireless channel is overloaded. You can use a wireless scanner program like Xirrus WIFI inspector to scan for channels being used in your area.
Choose a channel furthest away form the ones your neighbors are using. Streaming movies wirelessly requires a good connection and a clear channel to work correctly. It also helps to use the Wireless N only setting
in your router for best possible speed. Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus
I have no clue how to do these, apologies. I now how to get into my Router but no clue on how to check whether "N" is on or not?
On the set up page for the wireless connection you will see the option there to use mixed G and N or G, B, A, N or N only, best wireless connection speed will be in the wireless N only mode. The set up page on all routers is different. If you can post a screen shot of your wireless set up page it would be helpful.
The connection drop outs are most likely from channel crossover which is a very common problem. Use the WiFi inspector to determine which channel is best in your area. You definitely would need to use a clear channel for wireless streaming of movies. Between using N only and finding a clear channel you will notice a big difference.
If you can post a screen shot of the inspector I can help with finding the best channel. With your router you can also use the 5.0Ghz wireless band which has the potential for more clear channels and therefore more band width although most machines don't have this capability built in to the wireless adaptor yet.