[mythtv-users] Wireless networking. Is is fast enough to work with a remote frontend?

Travis Kelley rhatguy at comcast.net
Tue Nov 9 22:38:40 UTC 2004

802.11b is just barely to slow.  Maybe it would work if you transcoded
everything to mpeg4 so the bandwidth requirements would be lower, but I
was never able to get a good stream through "B".

802.11g is plenty fast enough.  I bought a couple of dlink cards and now
I'm able to run at least 2 simultaneous streams with no drop
whatsoever.  They aren't that expensive these days so if you're serious
about the remote frontend something like "G" or "A" is probably the way
to go.

On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 17:15, William wrote:
> I have a older (slower) wireless AP and a matching client card laying around
> and was thinking of setting up a remote frontend in the other end of the
> house. I am not sure what kind of bandwidth is required for passing live tv
> to the remote. I capture everything with pvr250s so the bandwidth needs
> should be moderate. 
> Does anyone have any experience with running a remote frontend on a wireless
> network?  I am not worried about wireless security as I live in a remote
> area and would prefer not to string cat-5 all over the place so a wireless
> network seems perfect.
> TIA,
> Bill
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