Sunday, November 8, 2009

Roku N1000 and Linksys EZXS55W equals network woes

Updated 3/13/2010: I've become convince the Linksys in question was just flakey and this was nothing specific to the Roku.

I recently moved my Roku N1000 Netflix streamer from one room to another. On hooking it up I found it performed horribly. Took minutes to start streaming a movie and then it would frequently "hiccup" and have to re-buffer.

Long story short, looks like it just didn't get along with the Linksys EZXS55W 5-port switch I had there. Switch seems to work fine with everything else, so I just swapped it with another switch (different Linksys) and all was good.