[mythtv-users] [Semi-OT] Intel 2200 Wireless chipset with Myth...

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Sat Dec 3 16:51:21 EST 2005

Darren Black wrote:

> I just bought myself a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop (wasn't keen on 
> buying Dell, but the price was good and it's a surprisingly nice 
> machine). The machine contains an Intel 2200 wifi card as part of the 
> Centrino package. My attempts to get the card working well in FC4 have 
> been, well... ugly would probably be the best word. That's perhaps a 
> little beside the point of this post.
> What I'm really wondering is if anybody here uses such a card under 
> linux to stream TV/recordings over. In the times I have actually had 
> the card functioning, the wireless connection was unable to sustain a 
> constant stream (without pausing and jitter). My streams are from a 
> PVR150 card and encoded at up to 8500kbit/sec. I have tried turning 
> the bitrate down to 6500 which helped, but not for very long. My 
> previous wireless gear was some DLink "b+" standard equipment. My 
> current router is a Linksys WRT54GS. I should be getting better 
> throughput with this setup, however this is not the case in Linux (to 
> this point at least). Performance in Windoze is alot better - the same 
> recordings play back problem free using dsmyth.
> I suspect that my inability to configure the card correctly is the 
> cause of the poor performance, but I'd like some feedback to either 
> confirm or disprove this hypothesis. So do let me know :-)

While I can't answer your question here, Dell does make some Linux 
resources available.  Try here as your starting point for your 



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