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Re: Firestick on LAN

actionfast
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Firestick on LAN

Hi, I have a LAN line direct from my Nighthawk to my Firestick (with the adapter) The Firestick does not find the router, it will only connect wi-fi. I get too much buffering, I want to go wired. What do I need to do?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Firestick on LAN

Contact the mfr of Firestick. 
Possible it doesn't support ethernet connections. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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Re: Firestick on LAN


@FURRYe38 wrote:

Contact the mfr of Firestick. 
Possible it doesn't support ethernet connections. 


It does. Here at least.

 

But the setup process can be picky.

 

Hard to say any more when @actionfast has told us nothing about their network and what happens when they try to connect.

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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plemans
Guru

Re: Firestick on LAN

And what adapter is being used. It wouldn't be the first time a sketchy adapter didn't work properly or was compatible

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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actionfast
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Re: Firestick on LAN

Yeah, it is meant to. I specifically bought the Amazon adapter for the Firestick, to allow a LAN connection. I run a LAN from the router to the adapter, then micro USB from the adapter to the Firestick.

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actionfast
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Re: Firestick on LAN

Yeah, it is meant to. I specifically bought the Amazon adapter for the Firestick, to allow a LAN connection. I run a LAN from the router to the adapter, then micro USB from the adapter to the Firestick.

The Firestick remains on wi-fi. The port light on the Nighthawk flashes amber. No mater what router port I use, it always flashes amber. I tried a new cable with the same results.

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actionfast
Guide

Re: Firestick on LAN

I bought the specific Amazon adapter meant for their Firestick. I tried to get a replacement, but Amazon refused, so I cannot say 100% the adapter is not at fault.....

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Firestick on LAN

Ok I stand corrected.

 

If this adapter fails to connect via ethernet on any wifi router, I would presume the problem is with this device if all troubleshooting has been exhausted. Swapped cables, factory reset of the device it self and setup from scratch. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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plemans
Guru

Re: Firestick on LAN

blinking amber means its connecting at 10/100mbps link. Which is normal. those adapters aren't gigabit speeds. so amber is normal. And its means its connecting to it. 

Did you re-run the network setup on the firestick? 

 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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actionfast
Guide

Re: Firestick on LAN

yes, and it only sees wi fi

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plemans
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Re: Firestick on LAN

How long is your wired power cable?

Have you tried a different power adapter? (with enough amps)

From reading the forums, the factory adapters have issues if underpowered and the ethernet won't work.

Might be worth checking. 

I'd read a bit on the reviews for that specific device. Like I said, if the ethernet port light is coming on, the router is picking up a connection. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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Re: Firestick on LAN

Did you ever tell us what Netgear router you have and what modem it talks to?

 

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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actionfast
Guide

Re: Firestick on LAN

Nighthawk X10 R9000 to Spectrum Cable  modem

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actionfast
Guide

Re: Firestick on LAN

I never thought of that, i am using the one that came with the Firestick. I really don't even know where I'd go for other options.

The power cord is maybe 3-5 feet

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plemans
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Re: Firestick on LAN

are you powering it off the tv usb port or a wall plug? 
If its a wall plug, see if you have a 2amp one around. Most firesticks only need 1 amp but maybe the distance/adapters have caused it to need more. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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actionfast
Guide

Re: Firestick on LAN

So, any 2 amp micro USB should work?

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plemans
Guru

Re: Firestick on LAN

In theory yes. 

Also make sure the firestick is updated. Seems like some of the updates have issues with the adapter (from reading reviews)

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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actionfast
Guide

Re: Firestick on LAN

I'll give it a try, thanks

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Re: Firestick on LAN


@actionfast wrote:

Nighthawk X10 R9000 to Spectrum Cable  modem


Spectrum has supplied many different cable modems over the years. Only the model number answers the question.

 

It isn't likely to be a key factor in this case, but troubleshooting depends on having full details.

 

That also includes the firmware installed on the R9000. The number, not "the latest".

 

 

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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ocasaenva
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Re: Firestick on LAN

My internet speed is a true 300-320 Mbps. My Fire stick 4K Max is getting 3-5 Mbps. I've rebooted both the router and the Fire Stick. Wifi connection. Tried both 2.4 and 5G. It's 3 feet from the router, a NETGEAR Nighthawk Wifi 6 capable router. It's not blocked by the TV, as used my phone's NETGEAR scanning app and it works fine when held right beside the fire stick, no significant decrease in signal. It is indeed in a wall outlet with the included power block. My phone is getting 300+ up and down, don't understand why the stick is getting damn near dial-up speeds.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Firestick on LAN

Seems like if other devices are working to get to spec speeds and the Firestick isn't, seems like the stick is the problem or faulty and not working right. Something Amazon should look into.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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