I am new to this forum and seriously need some help with resolving the issues I have been having with my Fire TV Recast since I bought it. My router has 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections but I did connect the recast on the 2.4Ghz connection because that is what my fire tv sticks are connected plus the fire tv app on my phone. I had to disconnect the 5Ghz connection since I didn't want the Recast to try connecting to it when there is connection issue with the 2.4Ghz connection since the recast and all fire tv stick have to been on the same connection for it to work.
The problem I am having is that the Recast disconnects randomly and sometimes just keeps buffering. The frustration I have is that once you unplug the fire tv stick from the power source and basically reboot the firestick, it would then start working. so that is basically the only way I have been able to use the Recast by unplugging and plugging back every time you want to use it and it's just frustrating.
Please I would greatly appreciate any help in resolving this very painful and demanding issue.
I just got my fire TV 4k stick and fire TV recap DVR. The first time I recorded live TV and played it back , it kept buffering. I tried all the advice on this post, but still had the problem. I have a Ring camera that only works on 2.4 ghz. So, I went in to the router address (I have Comcast Xfinity with an Arris router/modem combo) and disabled the 5.0. I don't have the buffering anymore. So what's the difference between 2.4 and 5.0 ? 5GHz provides faster data rates at a shorter distance. 2.4GHz offers coverage for farther distances, but may perform at slower speeds. So far I have not really seen any problems when streaming movies or any other content. My Ring camera works and there is no more buffering. Hope this helps.
I have this issue as well. Tried all these fixes multiple times. signal strength have anything to do with this issue? I've like most have spent a lot of money time on antenna, recast etc. Please any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Roginator's guidance works most of the time. If it does not you need to look at your WIFI network. The Recast does not communicate directly with your Fire Sticks. It hops to your WIFI router even if the Fire Stick is in close proximity to your Recast device before the signal is picked up by the Fire Stick. As a result of this indirect connection, the Recast is especially sensitive to your WIFI signal. It has been my experience that unless your device has a "very good" signal in your settings/network/about the Recast will have buffering issues. Before I purchased my Dlink 5400 router, my Dlink 655 which ran my iPhones, iPads and laptops without any issues would not get rid of the 3 dot buffering display. Since I added the 5400 WIFI router I have not had any significant Recast buffering issues. The one caveat is that my 4K stick 2 floors and several rooms away from my router my Recast needs to be unplugged maybe twice a month to get away from the buffering 3 dots.