I’m looking at getting a fire stick but due to my already slow broadband I would want to use Ethernet rather than WiFi in order to get the highest speed possible. Has anyone had any experience with the fire stick Ethernet adapter? It has mixed reviews with some saying it worked great and some saying they actually lost speed when using one and WiFi was faster.
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Pic shows use with a USB hub for additional connectivity.
Thats me out.
Not sure I'd throw £15 at the official product. I'd be more inclined to run with a combined ethernet adapter + USB hub plus the prev mentioned OTG with power pass-through cable, combined total under £5 ex-UK with benefit of 3 x full-size USB sockets being available for other devices (keyboards, mouse, controllers, etc), or under £6 ex-UK if you want the same-image adapter+hub product description to specifically mention Android support:
That was the whole point of this post I know what I want to watch and what speeds I need hence the reason for needing the adapter. The question was does anybody have any experience with these adapters. If they are unreliable then a fire stick won’t work for me and id be looking at getting something with an Ethernet port built in
Depends if you stream local network content thats raw, why buy not a single cable solution? Or a cheap ap to plug the ethenet into.
My broadband speed is 30mb but it would be reduced to around 15ish over WiFi where the firestick is located. I’ve already got Ethernet running there so makes sense to use it
Not for 4K it’s not
Amazon netflix available on smart apps.
And homeplugs. (edited)
Which brand have you got? The amazon own or a different one?
My adapter is a generic Chinese item, cost 99p off the bay few years ago. RT chipset. Don't use the FS now cos performance is pants and connectivity too restricted.
Ye that would be easier but the problem is I’ve had cheap Chinese boxes in the past and the GUI on them is terrible. The GUI on the firestick is much better. I already own a Nvidia Shield and the firestick is probably closest i’d get without paying £150+ for another shield. (Apart from the mi boxes which also don’t have Ethernet) I’m thinking second hand fire tv box might be the solution. (edited)
A 2nd hand fire box would only have 10/100 ethernet. They firestick 4k has dualband ac which is faster. Get an AC ap.
I only have 30mb anyway so wouldn’t make a difference would it?
That cable is the best solution, OP just needs to remember that the WiFi will be faster if the signal is there because its only USB 2.0. (edited)
If you just stream from Netflix, etc, WiFi is more than fine.
If you plan on having a media server like me with 4K Blu-ray rips, you need LAN.
better of extending your wifi connection
The speed of your wi-fi network is unrelated to the speed of your internet connection.
So you could have 200Mbps wi-fi to the router with a 30Mbps internet connection, rather than 15Mbps.
Obviously anything going to and from the internet is still limited by the internet connection but there's no reason it should be further limited to 15Mbps once it's passed your modem.
I'll give this a go.
Currently takes about 5sec to load TV show/movie when using apks.
Amazon's genuine ones. I am sure they were about £11 each