[mythtv-users] Bandwidth requirements MPEG2

Joel Merrick joel at servicestyle.com
Fri Dec 3 13:53:56 UTC 2004

You have to remember that with 802.11b, you may be still not connect at
11Mbits.. this is because there may not be the adequate signal strength
so the wireless link will drop in speed until a suitable medium is

Many people do not realise this when they use wireless because a lot of
people just use it to surf and therefore do not see the speed impact if
the link has dropped to 1.5Mbits.

Having said that, the new wireless gear on the market should be adequate
enough for the job, especially the dual-bonded 54g gear.

With everything wireless though.. YMMV.

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 13:49 +0100, Martijn Coenen wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to run a mythtv frontend on my xbox. For some very
> strange reason my Xbox nic will only work on 10 mbit hubs, for all 100
> mbit hubs/switches I tried it fails autonegotation. I've tried
> everything, but something must be wrong with the NIC.
> Anyway, I read many topics about wireless connections to the
> front-end, people complain that 802.11b ain't enough for frontend
> (802.11b will boil down to 500/600 KB/s). However I cannot find the
> actual bandwith requirements anywhere. I will be able to provide a
> sustained 10 mbit feed (around 900 KB/s) to the frontend, do you guys
> think it will suffice for average mpeg2 (4000 kbit)?  I know the
> numbers say it should suffice, but practice is too often different
> from reality.
> Thanks,
> Martijn Coenen
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