So here is my dilemma.
When I plug the Alpine in with an Ethernet cable I am unable to stream my HD MKVs. They are very close to smooth but noticeably drop frames. Like 90% smooth. I assume the network port on the Alpine is 10/100.
I have the PCBOWAU2-N Wireless N USB Adapter which can do 300 mbs on 2.4 GHz wireless.
My router can do 300 mbs but only on the 5 GHz band. I can't bond channels to 40 MHz on 2.4 GHz to get faster speeds. I am stuck at 150 mbs or slower. When I check my wireless signal on the Alpine is comes through as weak with a speed of 72 mbs. This is from 20 feet away from the router.
I want to try using a 5 GHz wireless USB adapter and see if I can then get a better signal and stream my movies which was the main reason I purchased this unit.
Can anyone direct me to a specific USB adapter or chipset for an adapter that will work with the Alpine and do 5 GHz wireless? Thank you in advance.