Sledgstone

Steam Link

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I got my Steam Link in the mail today. Its a nice little device. But right off the bat I had an issue with it. Not with it per-say, but with Amazon. They shipped me a used Steam Link. wtf. All the stickers and tape were broken and somebody obviously returned it. The previous owner's name was Justin. Here is a link to my review:

https://www.amazon.com/review/R2QCG7PY497FZQ/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

-_-; Anyway, the steam link does work amazingly good.. if connected with a LAN cable. Wifi would probably work a hell of a lot better if I upgraded my router to something that actually supports 802.11ac, mine only connects as fast as 802.11n. Because of this my steam link is practically unusable in my living room while connected over wifi. I actually own a 25 foot (might be 50 foot, its really long) ethernet cable so it was no big deal for me to drop a cable line down the flight of stairs from my PC to my living room to try it out. With a hard line connection like that the steam link works so good, its as if my PC is in the same room and connected to the tv with an hdmi cable. The steam link auto recognized my wireless xbox 360 pc controller. The wireless pc dongle stays powered on so whenever I want to boot up the steam link, I only have to hit the xbox button on my controller to turn it on. Once I get a new graphics card I'll be able to play my entire library of games on my TV in surround sound. :D Oh.. and it looks like I should be able to play all my origin games with it too. As long as the streaming connection is established with Steam, I can alt-tab out of steam and my TV is now broadcasting my desktop and any and all programs running. I should be able to open Origin and play every game just as if I was running it through steam. The steam link has 2 USB ports, so if I don't want to play a game with my controller, I can simply unhook it and connect a mouse and keyboard.

Maybe one of these days I'll upgrade my router and see if this can actually stream over wifi correctly. If not, having to run a hard wire cable is a bit of an annoyance.

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I guarantee all of your problems stem from your router being outdated. XD I've never experienced as many issues as you have, and there are over 10 devices connected to my $80 linksys.


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I could definitely use a new router. This cheap belkin one I have isn't the best but it does still work with 8 or so devices connected. The damn thing is bottlenecking my internet connection tho, I'm only getting 90 mbps instead of 200+. My biggest problem was always the modems I got from my cable provider. All those router issues I had with gaming were all from that damn modem natting the router. I do have to reset my router about once a week tho because my roku stick's connection turns to absolute crap and only streams SD or gives me a connection error. hmm.. the negatives of my router are about on par with the positives. XD I'm going to pick one up a new router during a black friday sale or some amazon gold box deal.


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