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Solved Roku streaming question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by FalvinP, Aug 27, 2019.

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  1. FalvinP

    FalvinP Thread Starter

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    My question concerns wifi speed for a Roku streaming Stick plus. My parents are getting 25Mbps Frontier DSL service installed next week. It’s just my parents now, so the 25Mbps speed seemed adequate for the streaming they want to do. We decided to rent a dsl modem/router for a few months to see how they like the service. The Frontier rep was vague when I asked if the wifi speed of the modem/router would be the ac standard or the old wireless n. He said that speed would be adequate for the download speed, so I assume the speed will be wireless n. However, they are buying a Roku Streaming Stick Plus to plug into their TV to allow streaming the content they want. I understand the Roku has wireless ac speed. Since the download speed is significantly less than the ac standard, should they just get the wireless n router? I’m thinking that since there is still the bottleneck of the slower internet download speed that wireless ac will not improve the streaming speed. Am I correct in my thinking?
     
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    Let A be your ISP, B your router, and C any device on your LAN.

    If the bandwidth (speed) from A to B is 25 Mbps then the bandwidth from A to C is no more than 25 Mbps.

    Or, more simply, yes you are correct in your thinking. :)
     
  3. FalvinP

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    Thank you for your reply.
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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