[mythtv-users] OT: 802.11g connection for backend

Anthony Vito anthony.vito at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 19:50:02 UTC 2004

On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 20:51:22 -0500, Brad Benson <bbenso1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know wireless options for mythboxes have been discussed repeatedly
> on the list, but it seems that those are usually for frontend systems.
>  I'm thinking
> that I'll be okay since g should give me 30 Mbits or so.  Of course,
> the remote frontends will be mounting the video, movie and music
> directories via NFS over the same connection.

You will never see a real 30Mbits through a g connection. So you can't
count on that. The absolute best you will sustain is just over
20Mbits, and it will drop fast with walls in the way. Even athero's
"SuperG 104Mbits" barely gets up to the high 20's. Here is a nice

Even so.. You will probably be fine with 802.11g and MythTV with that
setup. A full HDTV broadcast is only 20Mbits, so in ideal conditions
you "should" be able to watch a High Def stream over a wireless
network. Standard Def Mpeg2 is much smaller. I have in fact, been
successful in streaming HDTV over my 802.11a wireless network.
However, I have always found that 802.11a performs on average slightly
better for sustained bandwidth then 802.11g. Give it a go and share
your experiences.

Anthony Vito
anthony.vito at gmail.com

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