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Does it matter what router I use for DLNA?

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I have my FOX T2 box attached to the network via the Humax dongle. The router I use is the one supplied by plusnet (sorry, not sure what make/ model it is). When I try to 'play' images from my HTC desire/ Windows 7 netbook to my FOX T2 it seems to take a while for each picture to pop up (anywhere between 5 and 15 seconds).

I can use iplayer on the TV portal fine, but only seem to have problems with DLNA. Would my router be the problem, is there a minimum I should aim for when getting a router to work?

Thanks
Andy
 
#2
How do you mean "play" , are you trying to use the windows 7 command " play to " because that doesn't work for me . Could be your wifi speed . How far is your router from your laptop and your Humax ? I use to find jerky playback but for other reasons I moved my router to within 5 meters of my humax and now everything works a treat. Doesit work the other way ie can you see your Humax in WMP and can you play videos ?
 
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#3
Sorry, play was just a generic term I used. The images stream fine, but it takes a long time for the picture to change from one to the next. I presumed it would only be 1 to 2 seconds max for a new image to appear on the screen.

WMP shows the Humax fine, but I dont think my Humax sees WMP.

My wifi speed is around 45mb and the router is in the same room, about 4 meters away.
 

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I don't know for sure, but I would think you should look for a picture dwell time in the Humax settings. Doesn't sound like a network issue to me, more one of the actual app that is accessing the photo files.
 
#5
Ok think I miss-red your post. I presume you're playing back still pics, you can change the speed of the slide show I think. I'll have a look
 
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Thanks, but I dont think its the slide show speed. It happens when I press the next/ forward button on my phone, so the request is being sent but it takes an age for the file to be displayed.

If its happening on a wired connection, then i'm guessing its not my routers fault (sorry router).

Does anyone else have this problem, or are your pictures displayed quickly?
 
#8
Just checked !! On slideshow between each slide there is approx 4 secs of black. Obviously there is no "next" buffer and each slide is loaded from the pc . I think a lot depends on the size of the slide file( mine are nearly 3 meg each). Anyone know how to stop the slideshow/increase the time on screen
 
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