Tablo, Roku and Linksys Wireless Adapter

Since I’ve had such great responses (and assistance) with my questions I thought I’d ask one more. I just found a Linksys Wireless Adapter (WGA600N) as I was cleaning out a cupboard. My question is how I can use this to to make my Tablo or Roku faster? How would I set this up?
Currently I have my Roku and Tablo set up to wi-fi (my router is in another room).

You can set up the Wireless Adapter to connect wirelessly to you router. And then either plug the Tablo or Roku into the Ethernet port on the Adapter.


This will ONLY improve speeds if the antenna in the adapter is better than the antenna in the Tablo or Roku.

What is the make and model of your router?

For how to set up the Wireless Adapter go here:
http://support.linksys.com/en-ca/support/adapters/WGA600N
Instead of playing with the above Linksys Wireless Adapter. My recommendation is to hard wire the Tablo to your router using Powerline Ethernet adapters. Make sure to use the new Home AV2 standard. I recommend this Powerline Ethernet adpater:
http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=155_TPL-408E2K (watch the video on the website for a good explanation)
http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Powerline-Adapter-Gigabit-TPL-408E2K/dp/B00I0MKIDO

@theuser86 Thanks for the tips.

Let us know what you decide, what you do and how it goes.

I hooked up my powerline adapter to my Tablo.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AWRUICG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Would the Linksys Wireless Adapter help the Roku increase its speeds?



Those are legit Powerline adapters. Can you check the connection speed on them with the configuration utility?

The Roku WiFi is likely good enough.

What is the make and model of your router? You still haven’t told me that.

I’ve got a Cisco-Linksys E1000 Wireless-N Router.

I’ll have to check the connection speed of the Powerline adapters when I get home today.

Thanks again @theuser86 for all the help.

That is only a Wireless N 2.4 GHz 2x2 MIMO router. My recommendation is your replace your router if you want faster WiFi speeds.

Get a dual band router that has both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Run your Roku 3 on the 5 GHz band. I highly recommend the TP-Link TL-WDR3600 for the performance and price. I have it and it runs great.

Do you have any devices that operate on Wireless AC? If so you could buy a real nice router with AC support. If not, don’t worry about that for now.

Thanks for the advice @theuser86. I figured I’d probably need an new router sooner rather than later to get better speeds.

Let us know how it all goes if you upgrade the router.