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Master Geek

#77361 15-Feb-2011 12:48
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Hi all,

Am loving my WD TV Live. However one issue that is annoying is having to manually connect to my network after start-up every time. Is there a way of setting it up so it does this automatically at startup? Or does everyone have to do that each time?

I'm also wondering how I can increase wireless speed. I have a TP-Link TL-WN821N wireless adapter in the WD TV Live. I have a Thomson TG585 V8 modem/router connected to my PC. At the moment in the modem/router configuration it says the wireless speed is 64Mbps. I understand that the modem is the 'weak point', as the wireless adapter allows transmission speeds up to 300Mbps. Is there any way of increasing the speed at which the modem send the information? I have no other wireless components in the house. The distance is about 15m, but through a couple of walls (dining room to bedroom).

I might get a wired connection sorted out. I understand that will be quicker and more reliable. However no idea when that will be, so I'm trying to find any 'simple' (i.e. inexpensive) way of increasing wireless speed. At the moment video (e.g. avi) from my pc harddrive runs ok, but not brilliantly. I imagine any improvement might make all the difference.

Anyway, any assistance greatly appreciated.


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  #439860 15-Feb-2011 15:40
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Pretty sure there is an option on the wireless connection settings for it to automatically connect. Will check later tonight on ours.

The Thomson TG585 V8 only supports single stream draft 802.11N. This is common with early N implementations, especially lower end ones.

Single stream products may deliver up to 65 Mbps using the default 20 MHz channel bandwidth and 135 Mbps using 40 MHz channel bandwidth. So you could check the web admin ui of the unit and see if there is an option for 40Mhz.

Running a cable is can be tricky, but where there is a will there is a way!


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  #439876 15-Feb-2011 16:11
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Thanks a lot for your response Ragnor. I'll also double-check the wireless connection settings again tonight. I'm SURE I've been through them all to look but I could easily have just had a 'man look'. ;-) Be wonderful if I could get that going. If you get the chance to do so as well, that would be great.

I saw on another forum that someone changed their bandwidth and increased their modem speed. However I had a look at the web admin ui but couldn't see an option to change it. I also did a Google search to see if anyone had figured it out. Came up empty. I only seem to be able to changet he channel number as an option.

A sparky has been around and had a look. Will run network cable to lounge Samsung telly) and bedroom (WDTV and telly). I'll be the one getting under the house when he does it all, so hopefully that'll make it cheaper. It may be some time until that happens though, and would love to improve it in the meantime.

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