[mythtv-users] Playback issues with myth frontend over a wireless network
bigeb at ebnet.us
Sun Dec 9 21:34:46 UTC 2007
Also don't forget about your neighbor's wireless phones. I also had to
tweak my Fragmentation and RTS threshold's to cut down on dropped
packets due to the 4 or 5 other wireless networks around me. Bottom line
is you need to be able to push at least 20mb/sec of actual throughput on
your wireless network to be able to stream HD compared to about 7 for SD
video per frontend.
David Brodbeck wrote:
> Charles H. Chapman wrote:
>> Categorically untrue. I am streaming HD over wireless G (up to 1080i
>> material, the highest resolution source I have available) with no
>> problems at all -- no pauses, hicups, out-of-sync audio or anything
>> else. It's all a matter of 1) selecting wireless adapters that are well
>> supported in Linux (like the Intel chipset in my frontend) and 2)
>> configuring things properly.
> This is true, but configuring "properly" for this application may be
> impossible if you live in an apartment complex. For this to work, there
> can't be any wireless networks in range on the channel you're using, OR
> on any overlapping channels. 802.11 signals are three channels wide, so
> if you're in an apartment complex or dense housing development it may be
> impossible to find a clear one.
> You also cannot have any 802.11b clients on your 802.11g network if you
> expect to get this kind of bandwidth out of it.
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