[mythtv-users] RE: STAY AWAY FROM WI-FI !!!
fpikus at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 19:53:53 EST 2005
On 12/8/05, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> For the record, I have an encrypted 802.11g network consisting of a
> Linksys game adaptor on my MythTV box, a D-Link one on a Mac mini,
> and 802.11g on my laptop. I can watch streams from both remote front
> ends as well as on my MythTV box without much problem. Kick down my
> bitrate a bit and it's no issue at all. I had lots of speed issues
> before I turned off 802.11b on my wireless router, though.
> Also, the Linksys sucked to configure. After support was of no help
> ("What version of Windows are you running? You don't have a Windows
> PC? Sorry, you can't configure it any other way."), I had to borrow a
> Windows laptop to configure it. Worked on the PC laptop, would not
> work on the Mac mini. Stuck it on the Linux box and it was fine. D-
> Link worked right off the bat on any machine.
For wireless network to stationary machines, I always recommend external
WiFi devices. Wi-Fi to Ethernet are the best: you take them some place all
together, connect them to a PC or laptop one by one, and configure to talk
to each other. Then you set them up wherever you need them, Also, since they
can only talk through an Ethernet port, they pretty much have to do
web-based configuration, not some proprietary drivers.
I use Viewsonic Ethernet-to-wireless bridges, get transfer rates of 2.2MB/s
all the time.
On Dec 8, 2005, at 4:33 PM, Mark deJong wrote:
> >> Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 16:26:24 +0100 (CET)
> >> From: Franco <mythtv at email.it>
> >> Subject: [mythtv-users] STAY AWAY FROM WI-FI !!!
> >> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> >> Message-ID: <200512081526.jB8FQOq5008385 at localhost.localdomain>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> >> Hello,
> > Hello Audience. Meet troll. Obviously a unwarranted plug.
> >> just wanted to tell everybody that now I have a working
> >> network at home so I can start experimenting with
> >> multiple frontend/backend configuration.
> >> PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM WI-FI.
> >> Even though I had read a message of another user who was warning
> >> about
> >> terrible and useless struggling with it - I had to try it the same
> >> as I couldn't lay additional cables in my home.
> >> I just have to confirm that I have uselessly spent lot of
> >> time, money and blood and sleepless nights for more than one year
> >> without getting an usable network.
> >> At the end a friend suggested me the "devolo" adapter
> >> http://www.devolo.com/co_EN/produkte/dlan/mldlanhsethernet.html
> >> and it magically gave me a working WIRED network based on the
> >> existing
> >> electricity cables.
> >> Even though the claimed 85 Mbps are not met, I now have an honest
> >> WIRED network with a reliable, constant, robust actual 10+ Mbps
> >> throughput
> >> allowing me to to all I need.
> >> The 811.g wi-fi claimed 54 Mbps but actually resulted
> >> in less than 1 Mbps (in the best case) and was not reliable
> >> at all... the link was up for 5 seconds and then down for 30 seconds,
> >> when I was lucky!
> >> Hope this will save some people from the terrible pain that me,
> >> and others, have experimented.
> >> Franco
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