When streaming videos from my PC over my (wired) LAN, it frequently stops to buffer before resuming. As in, every few minutes. Nothing else is going on network-wise, and the set-up is identical to my set-up a few months back and I never previously had an issue with buffering local files. It was very rare that it would stop to buffer at all, let alone repeatedly.
That was back before the most recent update. Just before it was released my hard drive died, and I've only recently replaced it and gotten everything set up again.
After getting everything set up again, none of the settings I tried (for UPnP or SMB) were working for me. It wouldn't find any of my media. I downloaded Network Magic and used the trial to have it set my system up for SMB (since that is the most recommended set-up. Previously I had just used PnP.) I don't see what it did differently than I had done...but it did seem to work. Now it is finding most (although still not all) of my media, but the buffering is making it unusable. Should I re-set everything and go back to UPnP?
Is there anything odd about the last update I should account for?
(Windows Ultimate, D-Link DIR-628 router, wired network connection)