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

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 22:01:50 UTC 2004

Also, I'd make sure to buy a wireless bridge on which you can replace
the antenna if you need to.  Getting a higher gain antanna is one of
the best things you can do to improve your signal strength, should you
need to.


On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 14:50:02 -0500, Anthony Vito <anthony.vito at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> article.
> http://www.techworld.com/mobility/features/index.cfm?fuseaction=displayfeatures&featureid=641&page=1&pagepos=8
> 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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