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· Godfather
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I had an HR34 installed recently. I have read thru many posts but do not really understand the networking tech going with these units. I would like to increase my streaming speed for downloading OnDemand shows and movies.

When the HR34 was set up, it was set up using the wireless option in the network menu. I assumed that was thru my wireless router. But there is a D* unit installed that looks like a wireless router with 4 green lights on the front. IS that a wireless connection for the HR34?

I want to try to increase the download speed and was thinking of buying a newer router but then was wondering if this would make any difference at all with the HR34.

Any thoughts on whether a new router would make any difference would be greatly appreciated. Or on how to increase the streaming/download speed would be appreciated.

Thanks and sorry for the dumb questions.
 

· Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.
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What router do you have now?

In general, I'd be surprised if the speed limitation is due to the router, but rather your ISP, local traffic, and how busy the server is at the time you access it.
 

· Godfather
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I have a Belkin N router but I have Roadrunner Turbo getting about 10Mbps download speeds. I have no idea what speeds the HR34 is downloading at and have no idea how to determine that. So am I to understand that the HR34 is NOT thru the Belkin router? Still confused I guess.
 

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gator5000e said:
I have a Belkin N router but I have Roadrunner Turbo getting about 10Mbps download speeds. I have no idea what speeds the HR34 is downloading at and have no idea how to determine that. So am I to understand that the HR34 is NOT thru the Belkin router? Still confused I guess.
This should give you close to 1:1 for HD VOD. By this I mean a one hour program should take about 1 hour to download.

I doubt there is anything on your end to improve the speed "if" you're getting close to this.
 

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Sounds like you're using wireless and that's probably your issue. That can be plagued by a lot of RFI, EMI, noise, connection drops, etc. The single best and cheapest way to improve your speed and reliability without upgrading and/or buying new gear is to go wired instead of wireless!

FYI, I have owned a few Belkins and will never again. I've have had nothing but dropped connections, etc with them.
 
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