I have Spark VDSL broadband and I use the wireless router supplied by Spark, plus
- a Synology DiskStation connected to the Spark router by ethernet cable, plus
- a WDTV Live media player connected to the router via wifi.
Recently, I’ve experienced significant buffering when trying to play some video files from the DiskStation through the WDTV – which surprised me as it’s all within my home LAN, so I expected the router would be able to cope transferring wireless to the WDTV (they are in the same room, only 4 metres apart). Any ideas why this is occuring?
I’m keen to eliminate the buffering, so am thinking of either:
- running a separate ethernet between the Spark router and the WDTV live (ie. DiskStation – ethernet – router – ethernet - WDTV), or
- purchasing a quality router capable of sending via wifi without buffering.
Any feedback on why buffering might be occurring, and appropriate fix is appreciated.