Network - Wireless & Wired Connections

Help & troubleshooting for network issues, including connecting your device to your home Wi-Fi network, connecting to public networks, troubleshooting wireless issues & ethernet connections, and optimizing streaming performance.
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MisterLuigi
Level 7

Re: Roku utlra poor wired Connection

I have 200+Mbps Spectrum in my house. I have a Netgear Orbi 3000AC mesh WiFi system. My Roku Ultra attains quite a bit faster speeds via wifi than via ethernet. For someone like me, wireless is going to be much better than Ethernet, even if Roku fixes their Ethernet problem b/c Ethernet maxes out at 90 Mbps on the Roku Ultras (as others have mentioned). BTW, the Apple TV 4K supports gigabit ethernet. I get faster speeds on my Apple TV 4K by connecting to ethernet rather than WiFi b/c of that. I saw the Roku Ultra on sale for $50 on the Roku site for Cyber Monday. The Apple TV is more than 3 times that price. (Although you do get one year of free AppleTV+ with the purchase of an Apple TV.) Pick your poison!

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atc98092
Level 17

Re: Roku utlra poor wired Connection


@MisterLuigi wrote:
. For someone like me, wireless is going to be much better than Ethernet, even if Roku fixes their Ethernet problem b/c Ethernet maxes out at 90 Mbps on the Roku Ultras (as others have mentioned). 

Nothing to fix. Every Roku with a wired connection is Fast Ethernet. You can't convert it to Gigabit with a firmware update. They've always been advertised with Fast Ethernet, so nothing was inaccurate or misleading. For people like me that stream from home media servers, it was never a problem until 4K UHD ripping became available. I can play all of my 1080 BD rips without a problem, since they have peak bitrates of 65 Mbps or less. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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boogernose
Level 12

Re: Roku utlra poor wired Connection

I have always used Ethernet thats how I run my LAN here all wire.

I have never experienced most of the problems I see people having.

I believe its mostly due to connectivity.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---
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doesitmatter
Level 9

Re: Roku utlra poor wired Connection


@MisterLuigi wrote:
I have 200+Mbps Spectrum in my house. I have a Netgear Orbi 3000AC mesh WiFi system. My Roku Ultra attains quite a bit faster speeds via wifi than via ethernet. For someone like me, wireless is going to be much better than Ethernet, even if Roku fixes their Ethernet problem b/c Ethernet maxes out at 90 Mbps on the Roku Ultras (as others have mentioned). BTW, the Apple TV 4K supports gigabit ethernet. I get faster speeds on my Apple TV 4K by connecting to ethernet rather than WiFi b/c of that. I saw the Roku Ultra on sale for $50 on the Roku site for Cyber Monday. The Apple TV is more than 3 times that price. (Although you do get one year of free Disney+ with the purchase of an Apple TV.) Pick your poison!

Roku uses subpar and extremely outdated hardware in regards to connectivity on both ethernet and wireless. They are only using 10/100 which means your top speed will only be 100 mbps. Why they are not using 10/100/1000 going into 2020 is beyond me as the cost difference is about half a cent. Even the 2019 ultra model is using outdated and subpar hardware.

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