I can’t really recommend the TRENDnet USB 3.0 Gigabit adapter since I didn’t get any improved speeds. What I found to be the solution was to optimize my WIFI AC connection. I installed an AP in the same room as the Vero, and now I have no problems with speed at all. Even some very high bitrate movies like John Wick (1) and the latest Transformers who both have bitrates that exceeds 100 Mbit/sec plays withtout any misbehaviour. My AP is a D-Link DIR-865, older model I had laying around. I only use it as AP, no lan. My TV is a SONY A1 65" and I’m sitting 3,5 mtrs away, truly astonishing picture quality from the Vero compaired to Netflix 4K Sound is Dolby Atmos or DTS-HD, and the receiver is a Marantz SR 8012. So high bitrates, but no problem anymore, thanks to good stable WIFI AC
iperf “says” the ethernet-connection is around 180 - 200 Mbit (tested over Kodi-NFS-connection, I added the fstab-NFS-connection later and did not measure it)
John Wick was driving and shooting fine over this connection without dropping (almost) any frames for the first hour of the movie (did not look further, ran out of time). Strangely enough there were two or three (small) skips, but during a dialogue-scene where the bandwidth was not extremely high. I guess there is a problem with the rip…
I think the problem in the Wick case is not the connection, but the source material. I noticed only three frame drops in a very short time frame (maybe one minute of the movie). And these drops occured always at the same time. The rest of the film played perfectly fine.
I am considering buying D-Link USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter DUB-1312 to improve speed over network: DUB-1312 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter | D-Link UK .
It’s an ASIX AX88179 chip. Does it work with Vero 4K right out of the box? What settings in OSMC will I need to change?
Will the speed be improved?
I’m using an AX88179 with no problems. I’m streaming from an Emby server, so messing around with fstabs and nfs wasn’t an option, and I had major problems with most UHD remux material with the built-in adapter.
For me, the USB adapter was a nice quick solution to the biggest flaw of the Vero4k. Didn’t have to do anything special to get it working BTW, it was picked up by the software automatically.
I’ve just bought this adapter ( https://www.anker.com/products/variant/USB-3.0-to-Gigabit-Ethernet-Adapter/A7610011) and plugged it in and it doesn’t appear to be plug and play for me. When connected by lan normally I have a manually configured fixed ip address. Can you tell me do I need to disable that please? What settings do I have to set using the MY OSMC program? I have ethernet enabled. I’ve tried disabling and that doesn’t work…
Is the fix IP address configured on the Vero or on the Router (DHCP server)?
The router’s DHCP server maps MAC addresses and IP addresses. Since the USB-Ethernet-adapter has its own MAC address the router does not recognize it. You have to use the MAC address of the adapter instead the MAC address of the Vero for the “old” IP address.