06-26-2011 08:14 AM
I recently started using an E1500, which, for the most part, has worked great. However, my Roku devices no longer connect at maximum speed/quality, according to the connection gauge. I no longer get the HD indication. The highest I get is 4 dots. With my Panasonic Netflix software, where there is no specific HD indicator, just a horizontal bar, it is always one notch shy of max. With previous routers (Dlink, Actiontec, 2Wire) I had no problem connecting at the maximum, even with "G" connections.
So, I was wondering if there were settings within the E1500 that would optimize video data transport. I do have WMM enabled. I also added the Roku boxes to QOS. But, I am still getting less-than-maximum connections with Roku and Panasonic Netflix apps.
06-27-2011 03:52 PM
Open the set up page of the router by typing the IP address of 192.168.1.1 or open Cisco connection go to router settings
Then go to advanced settings and then click copy password and hit OK ..once you on the router page
Go to wireless and click manual after that create network name (SSID) Then set the wireless security as WPA2 personal
Which would give you stabilize connectivity then upgrade the latest firmware on the router and reduced the MTU to 1462..
Unplug the power from the modem and the router
Wait for 1 minute and plug them back wait for 1 minute and then check the speed .
06-28-2011 09:19 AM - edited 06-28-2011 09:20 AM
Changing from auto to manual 1462 seemed to help. However, I got a similar improvement by changing the manual setting to to the max 1500. (Actually, 1500 was better than 1462.) I'm not sure what the router does differently when set to Auto vs Manual 1500. But, I get better Netflix performance with Manual 1500 vs Auto or Manual 1462.
I'm thinking that Auto might add a process wherein the router is checking for lost packets or something, and that extra process might have caused the issue? In any case, thanks for leading me in the right direction!
06-28-2011 07:04 PM
Thanks HiSpeed. I don't see any instructions on how to use it, though. Plus, it looks kinda like a tool for changing Windows reg settings on a PC vs something that will tell me optimum settings for a router.
06-29-2011 11:30 AM
You can also try changing the MTU size to 1365. After changing the MTU size, power cycle the router and then observe the connection.
06-29-2011 04:55 PM
Thanks. But, as I may have mentioned earlier, the problem appears to have been solved by changing the MTU from "auto" to "manual 1500".
I know that seems strange. But, there it is.