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Best use of Ethernet Cable?

Hi All

 

I’m just wandering for those who are much more tech minded, how are you best using Ethernet cables to provide consistent speeds etc? 

Are you running from hub to family TV for streaming, or to another specific device? 

I have Apple TV which I use for streaming Netflix etc but just want to make sure I’m optimising speed and quality of service when streaming etc.

Thanks 

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Re: Best use of Ethernet Cable?

Simple answer.  Any device I have with an ethernet port is cabled.  WiFi is only for portable kit, e.g. mobile phone etc.  I would not have it any other way.

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Re: Best use of Ethernet Cable?

I will second Adduxi.

If you need more connections look at getting a >>simple switch << to ad more ethernet ports to the LAN.


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Unless you have an ATV 4K your Ethernet port is limited to 100Mbps - which should be adequate. If you need more speed use WiFi (the 5GHz band is faster than the 2.4GHz band if all devices are in the same room).

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Re: Best use of Ethernet Cable?

Apple TV recommend 40mb for “their” 4K and Netflix recommend 25, so even 100mb port is more than enough for streaming. AFAIK my 4K Fire only runs 100mb port but streams 4K content without a hitch. 

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