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# 77667 19-Feb-2011 21:45
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I have a samsung Blu ray player that is setup for DLNA, I use this player to play HD MKV files which it seems to do reasonably well from an external usb hdd

Anyone know what WIFI router would be best so that I can attach the HDD to the router but play files through DLNA instead?
That way I can access the HDD from all devices on the network. 

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  # 441571 20-Feb-2011 05:46
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I haven't got one myself that can take a hdd, but I'd stay clear of linksys.

I've got an adsl wifi router(wag160n) that only *sometimes* and at random works with dlna/upnp streaming. Even routing between pcs on the network sometimes just won't work(strange random routing changes) even though the pcs can still all access the internet.


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  # 441572 20-Feb-2011 05:52
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lostangel: I haven't got one myself that can take a hdd, but I'd stay clear of linksys.

I've got an adsl wifi router(wag160n) that only *sometimes* and at random works with dlna/upnp streaming. Even routing between pcs on the network sometimes just won't work(strange random routing changes) even though the pcs can still all access the internet.



i have an entry level linksys router wrt120n. this router works perfectly without the need to reboot it for months. i have tv that stream HD movies (mkv files) from my nas box (wired), macbook air with regular time machine backup wirelessly and also my desktop connected to it via wireless. also have 2 android phones using the same connection through this router. it has served me well for 2.5 years.





 
 
 
 


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  # 441573 20-Feb-2011 05:55
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Perhaps I just have a dud model :(

Edited:
Just noticed I do: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Cable-and-DSL/When-can-we-expect-to-get-the-wag160n-fixed/td-p/218648

Not good Cisco!

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  # 441578 20-Feb-2011 07:22
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lostangel: Perhaps I just have a dud model :(

Edited:
Just noticed I do: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Cable-and-DSL/When-can-we-expect-to-get-the-wag160n-fixed/td-p/218648

Not good Cisco!


Those comments are from 2008 and a quick check on the Cisco site shows the latest firmware is 2010. Do any of the same issues still exist?


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  # 441581 20-Feb-2011 07:32
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sbiddle:

Those comments are from 2008 and a quick check on the Cisco site shows the latest firmware is 2010. Do any of the same issues still exist?



Running the latest firmware(Ver.1.00.16), still the problems persist.
Just reporting it how it is.

It's the only n wifi router I have which is the only reason I'm still using it.

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  # 441584 20-Feb-2011 07:55
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These routers had the Bonjour traffic problem didn't they? There are lots of devices out there now choking with Apple devices on the network.


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  # 441585 20-Feb-2011 08:06
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The Apple Airport Extreme works - but of course it's not the cheapest bit of kit. And now days, I'm sure you can find better performing bits of kit. No doubt it's due a re-fresh soon?

 
 
 
 




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  # 441587 20-Feb-2011 08:18
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I don't think the airports support NTFS, Fat 32 is no good for large MKV files

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  # 441605 20-Feb-2011 10:16
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My Cisco linksys WRP400 supports DLNA, it streams media to my TV, Blu-ray and PS3.

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