9 Useful Tips to Configure a Wi-Fi Network for Reliable Video Streaming

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Video streaming

over

wireless networks

is often fraught with challenges like congestion, fluctuations in bandwidth, high signal interference. Varying distances between network nodes further affect the streamed

video quality

, making it inconsistent and unreliable.

So, how does one counter this?

Here are 9 tips on choosing the optimal

transmission frequency

,

antenna configuration

and

router settings

that can help you set up your network in a manner that gives you the best shot at this.
  1. Use

    802.11n

    or higher standards.
  2. Operate in the 5GHz frequency band.
  3. Use non-overlapping channels for the adjacent access points.
  4. Use access points, routers and end-points equipped with omni directional antennas.
  5. Have all devices supporting

    MIMO

    , enabling more than one spatial streams.
  6. Configure transmission data rate to a value one lower than the max defaults.
  7. Configure antenna power level range to have the min power one higher than the default min.
  8. Configuring WMM appropriately in the access points.
  9. Use a 0.4μs guard interval.
To find out why these can help your deployment, do go through this Ittiam whitepaper on the subject.
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