[mythtv-users] Wireless on Linux

kdavis at cyberdavisfamily.com kdavis at cyberdavisfamily.com
Wed Sep 15 08:06:27 EDT 2004

I have a Toshiba laptop with an Atheros chipset, running Myth .16.  I
loaded up the Linuxant stuff a long time ago and it just works.  I think I
had to pay them $20?(maybe less)

Watching football on laptop while on back porch cooking BBQ, priceless...

Instead of using a PCI wireless card, I bought a Netgear wireless bridge
for my kitchen machine. Linux thinks it's a wired ethernet card....it's
easy and it works, plus no $20 to Linuxant....OK, yes the bridge was a
little more expensive than I liked, but, it works.

> I'm using the following 'g' card using the madwifi drivers which work
> excellently.
> NETGEAR WG311T 108mbps 802.11g Wireless PCI Card
> Not tried Myth through it though, but it works very well, good range.
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 00:33:09 -0700, BP <lists at qucae.com> wrote:
>> John Smith wrote:
>> > Does anybody have a wireless MythTV box? I'm just
>> > trying to determine which (if any) PCI wireless cards
>> > work under Linux.
>> >
>> > Rasmus checked out several cards to possibly use:
>> > http://toys.lerdorf.com/archives/13-802.11g-PCI-card-options.html
>> >
>> > There's also Linuxant, about which I don't know
>> > anything:
>> > http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> I've had very good luck using ndiswrapper (uses the windows driver on
>> Linux) with my laptop and a Broadcom BCM4306 chipset.  As for my
>> Mythbox, I switced to an ethernet-802.11g bridge about a year ago after
>> having stability issues with the prism 802.11b linux drivers.
>> No matter which way you go, I wouldn't depend upon a wireless connection
>> for watching/recording video over a network.  Some days, I have great
>> network performance, others, it's unwatchable.  It does work very
>> reliably for music, pictures, mythweb, etc.
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