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# 251706 7-Jul-2019 21:01
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Not sure if this is the correct place to ask but has anyone else used the Fire stick 2 with a wired Ethernet adaptor and manually configured IP and DNS ?

 

I am only getting speed of 11 Mbps when setting up this way , but if I let it automatically get an IP it will get speeds of 90Mbps . Not sure if its a Fire stick bug or something else .


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  # 2271548 7-Jul-2019 23:37
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Have you ever connected via WiFi on this device? I am thinking perhaps the IP is misconfigured and the device is falling back to WiFi - 802.11b (2.4 GHz) max at 11 Mbps...







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  # 2271568 8-Jul-2019 06:21
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Thanks , yes have had on WiFi and gets around 75 Mbps , but signal not stable 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2271569 8-Jul-2019 06:38
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Hi, so if you get a laptop and connect it by DHCP what IP and DNS does it get, and how does that compare to what you are manually putting into the FireStick.

 

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  # 2271579 8-Jul-2019 08:06
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From memory Laptop looks something like 

 

192.168.178.53

 

255.255.255.0

 

192.168.178.1 

 

 

 

Fire stick DHCP

 

192.168.178.57

 

255.255.255.0

 

192.168.178.1 

 

= 90Mbps

 

 

 

I set manual to this as it was not used

 

192.168.178.60

 

255.255.255.0

 

192.168.178.1 

 

= 11Mbps

 

I also set the fires stick to the same IP that it was assigned automatically as a static but still had same results


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  # 2271585 8-Jul-2019 08:29
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And what DNS do you set manually compared to DHCP.

 

Cyril




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  # 2271923 8-Jul-2019 16:12
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I use Getflix DNS but have also tried google DNS with same results .


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  # 2275095 12-Jul-2019 10:13
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LGSAM:

 

I use Getflix DNS but have also tried google DNS with same results .

 

 

How about setting the same DNS servers your DHCP server issues?

 

Your router should tell you what these are. 

 

The resolver you use will affect the CDN node you're served from.

 

Alternatively, find the DNS servers your ISP has? (May have missed the point on 'Getflix')





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  # 2277059 15-Jul-2019 15:27
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Yeah I use Getflix DNS to view overseas IPTV otherwise would be happy to leave on DHCP  . The speed remains the same regardless of who,s DNS / IP I am using .


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  # 2277352 15-Jul-2019 21:18
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I've same wired connection, but set Getflix at the modem, so all devices benefit. I can't see where speed of wired connection is reported. That said, I seem to recall seeing it at >90Mbps when I originally set the thing up. I may have had an app running then that I've since cleared. Certainly I was able to watch the BeeB's recent UHD Wimbledon coverage without any buffering.

 

I also experimented with a DNS Changer, L!DNS, which worked well. 

 

Where are you seeing your download speed being reported??

 

Cheers!




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  # 2277353 15-Jul-2019 21:38
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Hi , I downloaded a speed test app , I can get around Mbps DHCP over 75 wifi but always around Mbps static . 

 

Do you have BBC I player running on the Fire stick ?


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  # 2277672 16-Jul-2019 10:54
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Indeed I do....


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  # 2277675 16-Jul-2019 11:00
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Are you confident that .60 is unused?



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  # 2277706 16-Jul-2019 12:20
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MadEngineer: Are you confident that .60 is unused?
Hi yes definitely unused but have tried other IP in case .




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  # 2277708 16-Jul-2019 12:22
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Username01:

 

Indeed I do....

 

Do you run that from Kodi or side loaded ? I had it running on Kodi but get location errors now . 


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