Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming

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Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-22 13:26:10
Model : TL-WA801ND

Hardware Version : 2.1

Firmware Version : TL-WA801ND_V2_150422

When I stream online services like Youtube, Netflix, etc., they play with no buffer issues but when I try to stream a small video file from PLEX it begins to buffer a lot, it's impossible to watch any kind of video, this happens when the TL-WA801ND is setup as access point but setup as a repeater the problem is not present. Also if I stream the videos using the wifi connection of the ADSL2+ modem instead, the videos play fine.

This is my setup:

The TL-WA801ND is connected to my ADSL2+ modem through ethernet cable

My computer is setup as a server with PLEX and is connected to the ADSL2+ modem through ethernet cable

I use PLEX for Android TV in the Xiaomi Mi Box device connected to the TL-WA801ND wirelessly.

Is there something wrong with the TL-WA801ND or should I change any setting to make it work?

I appreciate any help.
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-23 17:42:01
When in access point mode, modem to the 801ND is cable connection; when in repeater mode, 801ND wireless to the modem
have you try to change a different cable? Other devices works fine when in access point mode?
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-24 03:19:17

Shield101 wrote

When in access point mode, modem to the 801ND is cable connection; when in repeater mode, 801ND wireless to the modem
have you try to change a different cable? Other devices works fine when in access point mode?


I used two different cables but didn't fix the issue, I tested plex app for android on my LG G3 and it's the same, it buffers, I also tested kodi and it's the same issue.
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-24 14:11:14
suggest to check the firmware and hardware of the access point, update it to the latest first
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-25 02:25:52

vieldcs wrote

suggest to check the firmware and hardware of the access point, update it to the latest first


The device version I have is 2.1 and it has the latest firmware that was released back in 2015, there are no new firmware updates so far.
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-25 10:26:36
suggest to change the channel, bandwidth on the access point, if still have any issue. contact with tp-link support team on support.uk@tp-link.com for further analysis
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-30 07:39:09

uutommi wrote

suggest to change the channel, bandwidth on the access point, if still have any issue. contact with tp-link support team on [EMAIL="support.uk@tp-link.com"]support.uk@tp-link.com[/EMAIL] for further analysis


It looks like this access point has connectivity issues with the Mi Box or with Android TV devices in general, I guess that's the reason of the buffer with PLEX and also with the internet connection where I have to reboot the Mi Box to fix it, however, after a recent PLEX update, the buffer issue at least seems to be gone, the videos play fine now.

When the Mi box is connected to my ADSL2+ modem through WiFi those issues don't happen.
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-30 19:00:27
Glad to hear the issue went away now. Hope it will never come back.:D
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-31 02:09:20

uutommi wrote

Glad to hear the issue went away now. Hope it will never come back.:D


The plex issue may be fixed but the other issue still remains, I still have internet connectivity issues.
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Re:Buffer issues with TL-WA801ND in access point mode for local streaming
2017-10-31 17:33:19
Oh, sorry to hear that. what's the issue exactly?
Did you already change channel and channel width of it?
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