[mythtv-users] Power Line Network Connections and Myth ?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 23:03:56 UTC 2010
On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 11:39 AM, sean darcy <seandarcy2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> OK, so I bit the bullet and bought some of these to see what they'd do
>>> for my problem.
>>> (To recap _my_ problem, I have a frontend that I was trying to work
>>> with via WiFi. It was barely adequate during the daytime when no one
>>> in the neighborhood, including my wife, was doing anything with WiFi,
>>> but once the evening came, there were all sorts of dropped frames and
>>> finally lost connections, so it was impossible to watch a single
>>> recording. This is all SD video since I have spent all my $$$ on
>>> MythTV instead of new TV displays ;-)).
>>> In any case, (based on an earlier message in this thread, I believe) I
>>> installed iperf and jperf on my combination BE/FE, an FE that is on
>>> 10/100base-T, and the problem child struggling with WiFi.
>>> As a baseline, I found that the bandwidth to the 10/100Base-T FE was
>>> upwards of 95Mbps while the bandwidth to the WiFi unit (under evening
>>> --bad-- conditions) was around 6-7Mbps. I was shocked that I could
>>> even get the poor performance I was getting with 6-7Mbps!
>>> Went to NewEgg and ordered these:
>> I have similar gear, this one:
>> I am using it in the office. From my (linux) server to my (wndows 7)
>> desktop iperf shows 37 to 38Mbit/s. Thats the simple default test mode
>> of iperf (iperf -s on one machine, iperf -c IPADDRESS on the other)
>>> So... After all that, the net result was nowhere near 200Mbps, or
>>> 100Mbps, but rather around 14Mbps. Casual testing post-install
>>> indicates it may be "good enough" for my SD use, but it is still a far
>>> cry from the performance over a CAT-5 drop.
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>>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
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> I'm planning on setting up an FE in a cabin about 150 yards from the
> house. I could run CAT 5E, but it's a long way, and the cable would be
> exposed to rain, snow, etc. Instead I'm thinking of Powerline over a
> dedicated electric cable. I run outdoor rated electric cable with an
> outlet at each end. No connection to the electric system at either
> end. Then use 2 Powerline adapters.
> Would this work? Is it a good idea?
The devices require power from being plugged in, so no!
I believe you can get outdoor rated cat 5.
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