[mythtv-users] RE: STAY AWAY FROM WI-FI !!!

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Dec 8 18:30:59 EST 2005

For the record, I have an encrypted 802.11g network consisting of a  
Linksys game adaptor on my MythTV box, a D-Link one on a Mac mini,  
and 802.11g on my laptop. I can watch streams from both remote front  
ends as well as on my MythTV box without much problem. Kick down my  
bitrate a bit and it's no issue at all. I had lots of speed issues  
before I turned off 802.11b on my wireless router, though.

Also, the Linksys sucked to configure. After support was of no help  
("What version of Windows are you running? You don't have a Windows  
PC? Sorry, you can't configure it any other way."), I had to borrow a  
Windows laptop to configure it. Worked on the PC laptop, would not  
work on the Mac mini. Stuck it on the Linux box and it was fine. D- 
Link worked right off the bat on any machine.

On Dec 8, 2005, at 4:33 PM, Mark deJong wrote:

>> Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 16:26:24 +0100 (CET)
>> From: Franco <mythtv at email.it>
>> Subject: [mythtv-users] STAY AWAY FROM WI-FI !!!
>> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>> Message-ID: <200512081526.jB8FQOq5008385 at localhost.localdomain>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>> Hello,
> Hello Audience. Meet troll. Obviously a unwarranted plug.
>> just wanted to tell everybody that now I have a working
>> network at home so I can start experimenting with
>> multiple frontend/backend configuration.
>> Even though I had read a message of another user who was warning  
>> about
>> terrible and useless struggling with it - I had to try it the same
>> as I couldn't lay additional cables in my home.
>> I just have to confirm that I have uselessly spent lot of
>> time, money and blood and sleepless nights for more than one year
>> without getting an usable network.
>> At the end a friend suggested me the "devolo" adapter
>> http://www.devolo.com/co_EN/produkte/dlan/mldlanhsethernet.html
>> and it magically gave me a working WIRED network based on the  
>> existing
>> electricity cables.
>> Even though the claimed 85 Mbps are not met, I now have an honest
>> WIRED network with a reliable, constant, robust actual 10+ Mbps  
>> throughput
>> allowing me to to all I need.
>> The 811.g wi-fi claimed 54 Mbps but actually resulted
>> in less than 1 Mbps (in the best case) and was not reliable
>> at all... the link was up for 5 seconds and then down for 30 seconds,
>> when I was lucky!
>> Hope this will save some people from the terrible pain that me,
>> and others, have experimented.
>> Franco
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