Netflix Wired Better

When I initially setup my Wii to use wireless, I recall information about wireless being not as good as wired. I ignored it because really I did not plan to game online. Even with Netflix, I figured it ought to work fine because the wireless speeds on my laptop allow me to watch videos without issue.

Boy, was I wrong.

The interrupts were intermittent. Sometimes I could watch an hour without interruption. Other times, it could barely go five minutes. At first, I doubted the wireless was the cause because of the issue was not consistent and the WiFi analyzer in my phone . When I gave in to the wireless, I thought perhaps I could resolve it. I decided the line of sight between the router and Wii went through a wall part of the length, so I moved both devices to improve it. This reduced the frequency of the interruptions somewhat. Boosting the signal did not help much if at all. I still had two walls between the router and the Wii, so I decided one or none might be an improvement.

Unfortunately, only two Internet outlets are hot and none are in the room with the Wii. So I would need some Ethernet cables. I ended up getting 25 feet to move the router into living room and keep the modem in the office. A 30 foot cable to connect the router with the minitower in the office. (Already had 25 feet to go to the other minitower.) Finally a 100 foot cable from the living room to the Wii plus an Ethernet to USB adapter that plugs into the Wii.

In the 6 hours of watching I have done over this, I have not had a single interruption of a show.

Yeah, so it was me not Netflix. At least I am happier now. Now if they would offer everything in my DVD queue on streaming.