Not Enough Bandwidth?

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  1. Jon82

    Jon82 Junior Member

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    Some days streaming works great; other days are full of buffering and stops.

    On days with buffering and stops, I often get pop-ups stating ".. your device doesn't have enough bandwidth..". My device seems to have enough bandwidth most days when streaming works fine.

    So I'm asking: when they say " your device", are they talking about my tablet or my Wi-Fi router?

    I highly suspect they are referring to my router because, using the same tablet, I experience no streaming problems some days and heavy problems other days.

    I probably answered my own question.. just not sure. :rolleyes:
     
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    The bandwidth bottleneck is your internet connection. Your wireless router and environment can also adversely affect your tablets connection. I rely on the 5Ghz (a/n/ac) band very heavily until the last couple of years I'd have the only SSID in the The band where there were 17+ in the common 2.4Ghz (b/g/n) band. There are now a few others in the The band still less crowded that the 24+ in the lower band. Reporters that purport to reach 600Mbps in the 2.4 Ghz band is a pipe dream where 24+ SSID's crowd and overlap.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (SM-T817P)
     
  3. Jon82

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    Thank you, pc57.

    I'm in an apartment building and have no idea which band we're using - there are approximately 10-12 users.

    Sounds like our ISP is reducing our bandwidth - on top of a separate connection issue.

    Nice to know my tablet isn't the problem.
     
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    Download an app like "WiFi Overview 360" it will tell you a lot of things about your Wi-Fi environment that can help you make better choices.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (SM-T817P)
     
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    Thank you. I downloaded the WiFi 360 free Google Play stripped down version. I'm in the 2.4Ghz band on the strongest of eleven channels - no 5.0Ghz available. Nice looking app.
     

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