Firestick ethernet

StuDaBear

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Hi guys my relation gets the odd bit of buffering on his Firestick, a Ethernet adapter looks like it could be a possible solution.

Looking on ebay there are loads for sale, I see several that say they don't support VPN use, I can't understand why.

Are any of you guys using a Ethernet adapter and also a VPN connection.

VPN is required for obvious reasons.

Cheers.
 

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4k firestick hard wired & vpn use here
not gen1 firesticks though
 

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I've ordered a Ugreen adapter, so shall report back once I've set it up!
 

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I bought the Ethernet adaptor as the WiFi kept dropping out after an hour or so. but it’s doing the same with the Ethernet adaptor, keeps disconnecting after a while, everything else on the network works so defo a firestick issue.
 

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could be a heat problem, i opened the firestick then drilled the outer casing to ventilate the firestick, been working fine ever since. hope this helps.
 

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It has still dropped out a couple of times watching films from a private server, so unsure if it is a server issue or stick.
 

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what adapter as some cheaper ones are bit iffy
 

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I have had the same issue and ordered an adaptor which should arrive today. Will let you know how I get on.
 

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I have two fire sticks and two Amazon adaptors never had a problem with any of them
 

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That’s strange then, mines a genuine one from amazon, still drops signal after about an hour, then won’t connect again for about 5-6 mins.
 

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I turned the router off then back on last night, managed a couple of hours I think and it didn’t drop signal , so hopefully that’s all it was, just needing a reboot.
 
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