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Roku Premiere and Ultra Slow Wireless Download Speeds
I was trying to be a cord cutter and got a Roku Premiere for our living room with an 8 year old Samsung TV. The Samsung does not support live channels hulu. I have a linksys velop 4 node mesh network setup and the main node is right behind the TV. When I connected the Premiere, we could not watch disney +, Vudu, or Hulu without download challenges. I did research and decided to try a few months later with a Roku Ultra, going withe the dual band. I configured by 2.4 and 5.0 with different network names so the Ultra would connect via 5.0 I have AT&T gigabit, have run speed checks with various devices from various nodes and wired connections from nodes and modem. Of course the best is 900+ Mbps at the modem wired, but still in the high 800+ Mbps on the wireless nodes on compatible laptops.
The Roku Ultra wired gets 90+ Mbps on Ethernet, which I assume the Ethernet connection in the Ultra is 100 max. What I still cannot figure is how do I only get between 10 and 35 Mbps on the wireless connection? This is on both the Premiere (2.4) and the Ultra (5.0). Yes, I have read the tips page. No, I am not going out and buying a new router. My ISP and Network are fine. The occasional quarterly reset of modem and network but no biggie. I have used channels 1, 6, and 11 on the 2.4. I have tried channel finder. Again, other devices do not have a challenge. Are Roku's limited due to hardware wirelessly? Am I chasing a ghost? Any help, guidance would be greatly appreciated.