[mythtv-users] Wireless on Linux
Dr. Brad J. Cox
bradjcox at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 08:31:15 EDT 2004
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:06:27 -0400 (EDT), kdavis at cyberdavisfamily.com
<kdavis at cyberdavisfamily.com> wrote:
> I have a Toshiba laptop with an Atheros chipset, running Myth .16. I
> loaded up the Linuxant stuff a long time ago and it just works. I think I
> had to pay them $20?(maybe less)
> Watching football on laptop while on back porch cooking BBQ, priceless...
> Instead of using a PCI wireless card, I bought a Netgear wireless bridge
> for my kitchen machine. Linux thinks it's a wired ethernet card....it's
> easy and it works, plus no $20 to Linuxant....OK, yes the bridge was a
> little more expensive than I liked, but, it works.
> > I'm using the following 'g' card using the madwifi drivers which work
> > excellently.
> > NETGEAR WG311T 108mbps 802.11g Wireless PCI Card
> > Not tried Myth through it though, but it works very well, good range.
> > On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 00:33:09 -0700, BP <lists at qucae.com> wrote:
> >> John Smith wrote:
> >> > Does anybody have a wireless MythTV box? I'm just
> >> > trying to determine which (if any) PCI wireless cards
> >> > work under Linux.
> >> >
> >> > Rasmus checked out several cards to possibly use:
> >> > http://toys.lerdorf.com/archives/13-802.11g-PCI-card-options.html
> >> >
> >> > There's also Linuxant, about which I don't know
> >> > anything:
> >> > http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/
> >> >
> >> > John
> >> >
> >> I've had very good luck using ndiswrapper (uses the windows driver on
> >> Linux) with my laptop and a Broadcom BCM4306 chipset. As for my
> >> Mythbox, I switced to an ethernet-802.11g bridge about a year ago after
> >> having stability issues with the prism 802.11b linux drivers.
> >> No matter which way you go, I wouldn't depend upon a wireless connection
> >> for watching/recording video over a network. Some days, I have great
> >> network performance, others, it's unwatchable. It does work very
> >> reliably for music, pictures, mythweb, etc.
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