I have a library of video files - older TV shows and movies - that I want to house on external USB 3.0 drive connected to one PC and then be able to share with other PCs - all Windows 10 units - around the house. I do not need to have internet access - just be able to watch a video file on the network without the constant stopping while the buffer - or whatever - is loading.
I am using my cable/internet provider Wi-Fi and it is adequate for our internet needs, but sometimes the videos are good and other times not - when it is not I move the external drive to the PC I want to watch. I get 4-5 verticals on signal strength with the existing cable provider Wi-Fi and I will show 4 - 7 receive mbps on the Task Manager Performance monitor. CPU will run 12-15%. But there are times that the video will pause maybe every 8-10 seconds - hold for 5-7 and then start again. Other times it is no problem and I can watch the video.
I use MPC-HC or AVS Video Player. MPC usually does better.
I just want a separate dedicated, no Internet network just for sharing these shows in the house without carrying the drive unit around. I don't mind having to switch networks if I need to go to the internet.
What specs should I look for - or what routers would do the job? Two PCs are in basement and rest on main floor 3600 sf main floor and in a more rural area. PCs are all Windows 10 - Dell wireless Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4ghz/equivalent.
Some PCs are hooked to TVs - also have Smart TV in basement.