Streaming MKV - ASUS RT-N16

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jubei_nj, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. jubei_nj

    jubei_nj Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all,
    Got the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Router to hopefully replace my Netgear WNDR3700 for 2 reasons - The wireless on the WNDR seems to be flaky after a recent update & it does not yet support DD-WRT fully.

    I've always loved Tomato and had it on my old Buffalo WHR 54. I put Teddy's build on the RT-N16 and so far it's very stable. Thing is, on my Netgear I was able to stream 1080p MKV's (when the wireless was stable). The wireless signal is STRONG I just don't think there's a setting in Tomato for 300 mbps like there is in the stock Netgear firmware. I've tried tweaking some of the settings like Afterburner enabled, Transmit Power = 75, Preamble = Auto, Basic Rate = All and it's helped a little but I still get more dropouts than with my Netgear.

    Also please know, I know that wired is the way to go, I had it previously at our apartment, and I will eventually get there (just moved into this house) but I'm just looking for a usable experience for now.

    BTW, I always connected to the Netgear on the 2.4 ghz channel since it goes through walls better and gave me better performance for streaming MKV's. One Mac Mini is down the basement (directly below where the router is) and one is in the living room (through a couple walls).

    Am I better off running DD-WRT on here? I honestly like Tomato a lot more but am very familiar with DD-WRT. Thanks ahead of time for your help!
  2. dareino

    dareino Network Guru Member

    I too am trying to stream mkv from my pc(linux) to my wireless laptop(Win7)and it plays jerky (dvd streams are fine). I have the latest Tomato firmware running RT-N16.
    Using VLC ....
    any help?
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