Stable Blu-Ray Wi-fi Connectivity Help Needed

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  1. LoadToadBoss

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    Posted in Tech Talk as well. I figured GNG would have more viewer than TT gets.

    I need help maintaining a stable wireless connection between my router and my Blu-ray player (Samsung P3600). When I first set up the system at Christmas, there was a nice strong and stable connection between my wireless router and the player. After a couple weeks, the connection became "iffy" often dropping in the middle of watching a streaming Netflix movie. I went to Best Buy and they said I needed a better wireless router, so I replaced my Belkin Wireless G (802.11g) with a new Netgear Wireless-N 300 (WNR2000) they recommended. No joy. The signal is still unstable. The distance between the router and the Blu-ray player is about 30 feet an no walls. Other computers at further distances (and behind walls) report a strong and reliable signal.

    Bottom line, I would like to have a stable, reliable signal without having to run a Cat 5 cable from the router to the player. Any suggestions? I'm limited on the placement of the router due to DSL coming into only one room.
     
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    Do you have wireless speakers as part of your home entertainment system?
     

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    No. Only the router is wireless.
     
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    Do other computers using the wireless have the same streaming issues?
     
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    All other computers report a very strong signal. Only the Blu-ray reports no access point and it's closer than other computers and no walls at that.

    I called Samsung. They think it might be a faulty LAN adapter that plugs into the Blu-ray player's USB port on the back. They are sending a new one.
     
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    That sounds like it might be it. At first I thought you might have interference from another wireless signal (I personally know that Samsung wireless speakers interfere with with Wireless G signals).

    The only other thing I can think of is your signal might be getting blocked by either emissions from you television or other electronics or whatever sort of cabinet your blu-ray player is in.
     
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    Depending how close you live to others or how many networks are in your range it could be a channel issue. All routers are set to run on a default channel, channel 6 I think, its a measure of Hz the signals operate on, someone else router anywhere around you could be causing such a problem. You can change the channel in the router configuration.

    If, however, thats not an issue then it may be the unit itself?