How to Improve your Wi-Fi for AppleTV
Imagine it is family movie night, and you are all set to stream the movie you’ve been dying to see, but your AppleTV connection keeps buffering. Each time the movie pauses, you get more and more frustrated. What can you do?
What Causes Video Streaming Delays
Video streaming delays typically happen when you have a slow or unreliable Wi-Fi network in your home. You can improve the Wi-Fi connection to your AppleTV, however, by adjusting the connection speed to a minimum of 25-30 Mbps.
Instead of relying on traditional Wi-Fi to achieve this, you may want to look into using a wired solution. Wired home networks are by far faster and more reliable than completely wireless home networks.
Wired Solutions are Reliable
Wired home networks will always provide the fastest and most reliable service. However, most people would prefer not to drill holes in the walls and run Ethernet in order to do this. The good news is you don’t have to
MoCA is a wired technology that uses the existing coaxial wiring in your home to create a superfast home network. You simply connect a MoCA Network Adapter to your router and another to your AppleTV or other media player to get a more reliable and super high-speed network connection.
How does MoCA Work?
MoCA Adapters are a wired solution that come in pairs. One MoCA Adapter “talks to” the other through the coaxial wiring in your home, creating a superfast, reliable Internet network. It’s easy. Simply connect one MoCA Adapter to your modem/router and another to your AppleTV near a coaxial port. If your modem/router is already “MoCA enabled,” you will only need a single MoCA Adapter at the other end.
If your AppleTV is not close enough to a coaxial port, a MoCA Network Extender is an excellent option. With a Network Extender, you basically get a hybrid wired/Wi-Fi solution. You will still connect a MoCA Adapter to your modem/router. Then you connect a MoCA Network Extender to a coaxial port further in your home, closer to your AppleTV. A majority of the network is then wired, which makes it much faster and less subject to interference. The Network Extender then sends a Wi-Fi signal out from there to your AppleTV as well as to other devices in the home.