I know there are tons of wireless streaming issues posted but I’m just going to put this out there and see what you all think?
I have 4 Roku TVs, 1 Roku Express 4K+, and 5 iPhones. They all do streaming from the tablo at any point of the day.
When I bought this system right after xmas, everything was good. Until about a week later. Buffering every minute.
Having a semi-enterprise network in my home, I started troubleshooting this deal. The Tablo is wired into my core switch. I have 2 AX 4x4 APs in my home.
I emailed Tablo support asking what type of stream was coming out of the Tablo, with no reply yet. For giggles, I enable Storm Control on 3 cast on that switch port. Port Isolation turned on that port too. Streaming got a tad better.
I also disabled 802.11K/V on both my APs and it seemed to pick up a bit more. I know not all wireless clients play happy with that protocol.
Maybe the luck of the draw, once I attached a USB SSD, seems like streaming improved alittle. Dont know if that relieves some CPU/MEM usage?
Enabled AirTime Fairness… and boom, seems like all my clients started working like normal. No hiccups.
Then I found out my Roku Express 4K+ was still having the issue. 4 Roku TVs and 5 iPhones work flawlessly. But that 1 roku device.
Now on to this device… Seems like it streams better on the 2.4 band then the 5. Both bands have low interference, and great SNR, RX, and TX.
I also noticed something… when buffering happens, there is no data flowing out of the tablo device (per the switch port) and my Roku device isnt gathering any data. Like it just dead stopped. UNTIL I press the fast-forward button (recorded and live tv) and it seems to jolt it enough to fire up again. Data starts flowing and then stops. Dead in the water again. No Data.
I can see about 8-12MBPS flowing from each device when testing against the Tablo. Express 4k+ does the same amount and just stops.
I wonder if there is a fail-safe trigger there? OR is there needs to be a restart threshold?
Here’s the quirky part… I have Roku Media Player on it, streaming movies from my Synology at UHD. No buffering. Going across the same AP and switch. I can watch 50-100mbps flow between these 2 devices flawlessly. I know my AP’s can handle the load.
The Free Streaming channels have no issues at all. My wife was watching Bones all day on it. Once she switches to Live / Recorded. Buffering on the Express 4k+
If someone can give me some insight on what I can do, that would be great? Or just say Hi, since I’m a noob here, that will be ok too. lol.