Originally Posted by LostInTheTrees
Can anyone help me understand why the Tivo streaming is so flaky?
I was reading your post and it reminded me of how much trouble I used to have with streaming in the iOS app at home. It was totally useless outside of my home network to either download or stream because of so many errors.
I had an AT&T U-Verse 2-wire "universal gateway" as my router at the time. I switched to an Apple Airport Extreme router and found some instructions on the internet to "dumb down" my AT&T gateway and let the Apple be in charge. After that my experience with streaming in the iPad and iPhone iOS apps has been 99% flawless. I don't do much outside my home network, but whenever I have it's worked OK.
Your problems sound kinda similar, so I'm wondering if there is something in some router's default settings that might be causing problems and I just got lucky with the Extreme in that it works OK.
Routers are such a worm-hole of esoteric settings though...yeesh....one tiny little tweak could make all the difference in the world...but how to discover it?
I feel your pain...unfortunately I have no concrete solution, just maybe an idea of where to look...