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Streaming HD Wirelessly? Set everything up last night, can't get it to work.

post #1 of 5
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Long story short, i juts moved in with my GF and as a temporary fix until we get our new place in February i have to run my desktop on wireless since her desktop that she needs for work is hooked up straight to the wall. Needles to say she had a ****ty router so i went out and bought this router:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091

My download speed are 28 Mbps wireless, now when i try to stream to the Xbox media center it can barely pick up the computer (keep in mind the Xbox and the computer are maybe 50 feet? from each other)

Also i have this motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660

Which is supposed to be compatible with b/g and n but it won't pick up the 5.4 GHz but my phone does, so im running my comp on 2.4GHz signal at the moment.

I checked under hardware properties and everything is up to date as far as drivers go.

Don't know what else to do.

Any suggestion on how i can get fixed? is it even possible for me to stream even do im using a wireless signal?

Thanks in advanced!
post #2 of 5
How many access points are in your area? It could just be saturated with traffic.
You can use something like InSSIDer on a phone to see what channels and how populated the spectrum is.

Also, your mainboard wifi is limited to single band. If you want to use the 5 GHz spectrum you'll have to use another NIC.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help!

I downloaded inssider, so im assuming now i just look for empty channels log onto the router and jump on those? Everyone is on channels between 4 and 8 (i live in a 30 story building dtown)

check it out

http://i.imgur.com/US8OACB.png
post #4 of 5
That looks pretty jam packed with wireless traffic. You could try putting the 2.4 GHz SSID on channel 11.

I'd imagine the 5 GHz spectrum (next tab on InSSIDer) looks a lot less noisy. If you picked up some dual band NICs you could use N over the less populated 5 GHz band and get a bit more throughput.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
alright man, ill try that.

Thanks for the help!
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