Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-04-2010

Optimal settings for streaming Netflix through Wii

I’m trying to increase the wireless connection speed of my Wii for better video quality on streaming Netflix movies.  I know that the Wii won’t give HD-quality, which is fine since my TV is SD.  But I want to get DVD-quality, if possible.


When I do a speed test with the Wii’s Opera internet browser, the stats are: down 2.99 Mb/s, up .37 Mb/s, ping 45 ms.  My computer on a wired connection to the router gets: down 22.15 Mb/s, up 3.12 Mb/s, ping 35 ms.  I read a couple of things that suggested that doing a speed test through the Wii’s Opera browser isn’t accurate since it will show you a slower speed than what you are actually getting.  In any case, the connection speed is fine for online gaming with the Wii and for my kids’ DSi’s.


I realize that the placement of the router, other concurrent internet connections, interference from electronics, interference from neighbors’ connections etc. affect the wireless connection speed, but is there any tweaking of my settings (see below) that will help increase speed?


Thanks in advance for any help.




Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G2 V1

firmware version: 1.0.04 build 005, Jun. 16, 2009


Internet Connection Type: Automatic Configuration – DHCP

MTU: Manual

Size: 1500

DHCP Server: Enable


Wireless Configuration: Manual

Wireless Network Mode: Mixed

Wireless Channel: 1 (no discernable difference if using channel 11)

Security Mode: WPA2 Personal

WPA Algorithms: TKIP+AES

Wireless MAC Filter: disable


Authentication Type: Auto

Basic Rate: Default

Transmission Rate:  Auto

CTS Protection Mode: Disable

Frame Burst: Disable

Beacon Interval: 100

DTIM Interval: 1

Fragmentation Threshold: 2346

RTS Threshold: 2347

AP Isolation: Off



Wii internet settings


Type of Security: WPA-PSK (TKIP)

Auto-Obtain IP Address: Yes

Auto-Obtain DNS: Yes

Proxy Server: Don’t Use

MTU Value: 0


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Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Optimal settings for streaming Netflix through Wii

Open an Internet Explorer browser page on your wired computer(desktop).In the address bar type - and press Enter...Leave Username blank & in Password use admin in lower case...
On the set-up tab change the MTU Size to 1365 and click Save Settings...

Click on Advanced Wireless Settings
Change the Beacon Interval to 75,Change the Fragmentation Threshold to 2304,Change the RTS Threshold to 2304 and Click on Save Settings...

Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-04-2010

Re: Optimal settings for streaming Netflix through Wii

Thanks... I appreciate the help.


However, there was no noticeable change in values for the speed test and no bump up in video quality.


Any other ideas to try?


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Registered: ‎05-04-2010

Re: Optimal settings for streaming Netflix through Wii


Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-04-2010

Re: Optimal settings for streaming Netflix through Wii