[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.

-- jra
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