[mythtv-users] Power Line Network Connections and Myth ?
beww at beww.org
Sun Sep 26 17:34:10 UTC 2010
On Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:22:08 am Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 9/26/2010 12:31, Brian Wood wrote:
> > Anyone have any experience with any of the various powerline networking
> > units being sold?
> > I know WiFi us a poor choice for connecting a Myth frontend, but my
> > brother has a situation where hard wiring is going to be difficult, and
> > I'm looking for alternatives.
> > I'm certain none of the available units will actually meet their
> > advertised speeds, but some are rated at 200 Mbps, and if can get even
> > half of that I should be OK.
> The most basic fault with powerline networking (and one that wireless
> suffers as well), is that it is a broadcast medium. Assuming you have
> clean lines for decent throughput, and the hardware you want to use is
> on the same half of your split, it will work fine for a small number of
> machines. If you expect to have multiple frontends, or be doing file
> transfers, or have networked tuners and slave backends, powerline just
> wont cut it.
I'm looking at a single frontend, and I think I can manage to get the BE and the FE on the same "half of the split"
(phase), so I'm optimistic.
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