Re: Low transfer speeds to AC Ryan Mini 2 through wireless n
One or two quotes suffice:
Wireless networking is generally not reliable enough for streaming HD video, therefore it is not recommended for Media Players. We are not saying that it won't work, just that you may encounter stuttering / lag problems. Of course, using Wi-Fi to copy files across a network will work fine. For this reason most Media Players omit Wi-Fi from their specifications and instead offer optional support via a USB dongle.
The maximum data transfer rate for Wi-Fi(g) is 54 Mbit/s with actual achievable rates usually being less than half of this. Wi-Fi(n) can achieve higher data transfer rates of up to 300 Mbit/s but, again, actual rates will be lower.
AC Ryan wrote:
For best optimal Wireless N speeds on all our players you need to use: WPA2-AES
* Anything else will fallback to 54Mbits/sec
* - 802.11g has a theoretical speed maximum of 54 Mbits/sec, with a typical transfer rate of around 23 Mbits/sec (2.5 MB/sec) with an ideal signal.
- 802.11n has a theoretical speed maximum of 300 Mbits/sec, with a typical transfer rate of around 74 Mbits/sec (9.25 MB/sec) with an ideal signal.
If you loose your Wifi signal often you might have to use WPA as network security protocoll, then you will be forced to have '54Mbits/sec'.
It does not matter which section of your network is wireless. One Dutch user on the forum increased the network speed from 12 Mbit/s to 57 Mbit/s by just connecting his PC to his router with a (Cat 5) LAN cable instead of a wireless connection. His Playon was already connected to his router by a LAN cable.