For the last few years, I’ve had my NAS in the living room with a wired connection. It has always worked great, but I simply can no longer bear the noise. The only way to solve this is to move my NAS out of the living room to a room upstairs. Unfortunately, this also means I’ll have to use a wireless adapter or put in a lot of effort to connect my NAS to Ethernet. Since it’s way easier to set it up wirelessly, I wanted to try that first. So I bought the Asus USB-AC56 adapter and did some testing.
It turns out video playback is flawless from my Mac using the IINA player. However, with Infuse on my Apple TV 4 I get occasional buffering. The weird thing is that my iMac has a wireless connection and my Apple TV has a wired connection to the router. Surely, if it works with my iMac, it should work with my Apple TV! The 100Mbps limitation is not a problem, since my videos have 10-15Mbps bitrates and it has always worked flawlessly when my NAS had a wired connection. The one cause I can think of is the cache size used by Infuse. I know that the default cache size IINA uses is ~150MB or 100 seconds (not sure which one gets priority).
What do you think could be the cause? Again, I could connect my NAS to Ethernet, but I see this only as a last resort.