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

Victor sphing at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 19:22:40 EST 2005

I use this card on my laptop (inspiron 700m) and it works flawlessy...
you need to use the kernel module ipw2200.


Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> 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
> investigation:
> http://linux.dell.com/desktops.shtml
> Kevin


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