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  #2471196 25-Apr-2020 16:49
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sud0:

 

 

 

My problem now is my WIFI Adapter on my gaming PC (i think). Will need to upgrade. 

 

 

need to upgrade to fixed wiring


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  #2471225 25-Apr-2020 17:36
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Jase2985:

 

sud0:

 

 

 

My problem now is my WIFI Adapter on my gaming PC (i think). Will need to upgrade. 

 

 

need to upgrade to fixed wiring

 

 

 

 

I'd have already done it if that was an option. 😉


 
 
 
 


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RunningMan:

 

Except WiFi is half duplex, so drop your theoretical maximum by half. 

 

 

Well done! finally someone gets it... Most technology marketing is a bit scammy, but WiFi equipment claims are on a whole 'nother world.

 

As RunningMan stated, you never achieve WiFi  data transfers anything close to the quoted line rate of the WiFi connection. A good summary is at the Speedtest.net FAQ.

 

 

In addition, net IP layer throughput of WiFi is typically 60% of the air link rate due to WiFi being half-duplex with ACKs, and being CSMA/CA. The number of simultaneous connections, and even the type of wireless security can affect and slow down some older routers with inadequate processors/memory.

 

 

If your wireless client is claiming a line rate for 300 Mbps, the the best you can realistically expect is about 150 Mbps of throughput - in ideal conditions. This will be impacted by other WiFi clients, time-varying RF coverage, interference sources, etc.

 

If your client is a MiBox S, my recommendation is add a USB Ethernet adaptor to the MiBox and run physical CAT5e+ cable to the location. It will save you a world of WifI-related headaches. Also the MiBox S is quite a modest platform for Plex, and might struggle with decoding high-rate 4K MKVs without triggering some sort of transcoding on the Plex server. If you have a gruntly Plex server, this may not be a problem, but from your previous statements it sounds like you a pretty keen for direct play only.

 

 

 

Good luck, I hope you get it working to your satisfaction


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