[mythtv-users] Wireless on Linux
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Wed Sep 15 13:26:10 EDT 2004
On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 10:31:22AM -0400, Phill Wiggin wrote:
> Eric Joe wrote:
> >802.11b is *NOT* fast enough to watch Live TV from a MythBox backend to a
> >wireless frontend. I havent tried 802.11g.
> I have two wireless setups using 802.11g and both work fine for
> streaming video. My laptop has a Broadcomm wireless card (4306?) that
> runs flawlessly with ndiswrapper under linux. There's a slight
> buffering pause when the video is queued up initially, but that's to be
> expected. Fast-forward, rewind, commercial skips are all fine.
> My router is a WRT54G with the Sveasoft firmware (Satori) installed. My
> Xbox-frontend is connected to a second WRT54G (Satori) set up as a WDS
> bridge. The Xbox experiences slower response times when skipping around
> in the video, but that's to be expected. As I understand it, WDS
> decreases your wireless throughput. Regardless, it's still acceptable
> for using MythTV.
I rather suspect a *lot* that this depends on the card you're capturing
with and what bitrate you run it at.
Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Designer Baylink RFC 2100
Ashworth & Associates The Things I Think '87 e24
St Petersburg FL USA http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274
"You know: I'm a fan of photosynthesis as much as the next guy,
but if God merely wanted us to smell the flowers, he wouldn't
have invented a 3GHz microprocessor and a 3D graphics board."
-- Luke Girardi
More information about the mythtv-users