[mythtv-users] (slightly OT) improving wireless connections

Todd Houle thoule at wesleyan.edu
Thu Oct 27 14:36:37 EDT 2005

I had a similar problem (I was using 802.11b) and downgraded the  
quality of the picture in my setup thanks to a recommendation on this  
list.  I changed the bitrate down in the recording quality setup. I  
ended up saving disk space and making it work over my old 10MB  
connection just fine.  The picture quality was lost a bit, as it now  
worked, I didn't really care.

On Oct 27, 2005, at 11:12 AM, Nelson Tang wrote:

> Hello list members, I've been following the list for awhile, and
> hopefully this isn't too far OT for the list:
> I use to live in a two-story townhouse and had my Myth BE/FE
> downstairs, connected via 802.11g to a FE running on my desktop
> machine upstairs.  My wireless signal was great, and I could watch
> something on the FE with only a rare occasional stutter.
> Now, I've moved to a 3-story townhouse, and the BE/FE is all the way
> in the basement, but the desktop machine is on the upper floor, so
> it's two floors away.  Now my wireless signal is so weak that if I try
> to watch something on the FE I get pauses every few seconds, making
> things unwatchable.  (While downloading a file over the net, I was
> getting about 10Mb/s, so definitely too slow.)
> So, my question is, is there a good way to improve my wireless signal?
>  Any placement tips, antenna orientation, etc.?  Any references online
> I can read?  If it matters, the two stations are a Linksys WRT54G with
> a Sveasoft firmware (don't remember which version offhand) on the
> FE/BE and a Netgear WGT624v2.
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> --nelson
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